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The myth of Hero and Leander : the history and reception of an enduring Greek legend

Author: Silvia Montiglio
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2018. ©2018
Series: Library of classical studies, v. 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hero and Leander are the protagonists in a classical tale of epic but tragic love.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Silvia Montiglio
ISBN: 1784539562 9781784539566 9781786722904 1786722909 9781786732903 1786732904
OCLC Number: 1013797767
Description: x, 284 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Seduction, love and athleticism: Leander (and Hero) in Roman literature and culture --
2. Musaeus' Hero and Leander, or 'love against the world' --
3. Lustful fornicators or courtly lovers? the legend in medieval European literature --
4. The tale as Musaeus told it: Hero and Leander in medieval Greek literature and the diffusion of Musaeus' poem in Europe --
Epilogue: Looking back and looking forward.
Series Title: Library of classical studies, v. 19.
Responsibility: Silvia Montiglio.

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