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The craft of Zeus : myths of weaving and fabric

Author: John Scheid; Jesper Svenbro
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996.
Series: Revealing antiquity, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work looks at the role and symbolism of weaving in Roman and Greek myth and society. In the symbolism, ostensibly started by Zeus, the book traces a pattern and figure of thought used by an  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Scheid, John.
Craft of Zeus.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)605296864
Named Person: Zeus, (Greek deity); Zeus, (Greek deity)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Scheid; Jesper Svenbro
ISBN: 0674175492 9780674175495
OCLC Number: 33079132
Description: 226 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
I: PEPLOS: From the sixteen women to the Weaver King: political weaving in Greece --
"Investiture," Peplophoria, Lusus Troiae: political weaving in Rome --
II: CLAINA: Aphrodite Poikilothronos: epithets, cloaks, and lovers --
The marriage of Peleus and Thetis: nuptial blankets in Rome --
III: TEXTUS: The cloak of Phaedrus: the prehistory of the "text" in Greek --
The birth of an ideogram: the metaphor of the Textus in Latin --
Appendix A: Note on biological "Tissue" --
Appendix B: Note on cosmic "Weaving."
Series Title: Revealing antiquity, 9.
Other Titles: Métier de Zeus.
Responsibility: John Scheid and Jesper Svenbro ; translated by Carol Volk.

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