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Metamorphosis in Greek myths

Author: P M C Forbes Irving
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Series: Oxford classical monographs.
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The transformation of people into animals, plants, and stones is one of the most common and characteristic themes of Greek mythology, embodying as well some of the most mysterious and fantastic episodes in a mythology that is sometimes considered to be relatively realistic and lacking in fantasy. This book, the first study of these myths in English, analyzes the various ways in which they imagine and explore the  Read more...
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Forbes Irving, P.M.C. (Paul M.C.).
Metamorphosis in Greek myths.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)891447508
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P M C Forbes Irving
ISBN: 0198147309 9780198147305 0198140908 9780198140900
OCLC Number: 21340082
Description: xv, 326 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Includes: Catalogue of transformation stories.
Series Title: Oxford classical monographs.
Responsibility: P.M.C. Forbes Irving.
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The transformation of human beings into animals, plants and stones is one of the most characteristic themes of Greek mythology. This study argues that attempts to explain away these myths as relics  Read more...

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