skip to content
Wandering myths : transcultural uses of myth in the ancient world Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Wandering myths : transcultural uses of myth in the ancient world

Author: Lucy Audley-Miller; Beate Dignas
Publisher: Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc., [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
In spite of the growing amount of important new work being carried out on uses of myth in particular ancient contexts, their appeal and reception beyond the framework of one culture have rarely been the primary object of enquiry in contemporary debate. Highlighting the fact that ancient societies were linked by their shared use of mythological narratives, Wandering Myths aims to advance our understanding of the  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Audley-Miller, Lucy.
Wandering Myths : Transcultural Uses of Myth in the Ancient World.
Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc., ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy Audley-Miller; Beate Dignas
ISBN: 9783110421453 9783110421514 3110421518 3110421453 3110416859 9783110416855
OCLC Number: 1054067406
Description: 1 online resource (liv, 427 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps
Contents: Intro; Contents; Preface. Wandering Myths: Transcultural Uses of Myth in the Ancient World; Introduction. Travelling Myths, Travelling Heroes; Part I: Changing Cultural and Mythical Landscapes in Anatolia; Kingship in Heaven in Anatolia, Syria and Greece. Patterns of Convergence and Divergence; Making Meaning of Myth. On the Interpretation of Mythological Imagery in the Polyxena Sarcophagus and the Kızılbel Tomb and the History of Achaemenid Asia Minor; Myth, Memory and the Past. Wandering Heroes between Arcadia and Cyprus. Part II: Reception and Innovation of Mythological Programmes between Greece and ItalyFrom Mezntie to Mezentius? The Stratigraphy of a Myth in Etruria and Rome; Pots, Plots, and Performance. Comic and Tragic Iconography in Apulian Vase Painting; Distributed Narrative. A Very Short History of Juxtaposing Myths on Pompeian Walls; No One is Immortal. From Exemplum Mortalitatis to Exemplum Virtutis; Attic Sarcophagi. Myth Selection and the Heroising Tradition; Part III: Wandering East, Wandering South; Gilgāmeš and Homer: The Missing Link? Myth, Memory, and Mimesis. The Inaros Cycle as Literature of ResistanceDeath on the Nile: The Myth of Osiris and the Utility of History in Diodorus. Egypt In Greco-Roman Historiography; Wandering Hero, Wandering Myths? The Image of Heracles in Iran; The Transformations of Achilles on Late Roman Mosaics in the East; Epilogue; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Lucy Audley-Miller and Beate Dignas.
More information:

Abstract:

In spite of the growing amount of important new work being carried out on uses of myth in particular ancient contexts, their appeal and reception beyond the framework of one culture have rarely been the primary object of enquiry in contemporary debate. Highlighting the fact that ancient societies were linked by their shared use of mythological narratives, Wandering Myths aims to advance our understanding of the mechanisms by which such tales were disseminated cross-culturally and to investigate how they gained local resonances. In order to assess both wider geographic circulations and to explore specific local features and interpretations, a regional approach is adopted, with a particular focus on Anatolia, the Near East and Italy. Contributions are drawn from a range of disciplines, and cross a wide chronological span, but all are interlinked by their engagement with questions focusing on the factors that guided the processes of reception and steered the facets of local interpretation. The Preface and Epilogue evaluate the material in a synoptic way and frame the challenging questions and views expressed in the Introduction.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(1)

User lists with this item (1)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1054067406> # Wandering myths : transcultural uses of myth in the ancient world
    a schema:MediaObject, schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "1054067406" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mau> ;
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/292.13/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/BL785> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2801251470#Topic/mythology_greek> ; # Mythology, Greek
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2018" ;
    schema:description "Intro; Contents; Preface. Wandering Myths: Transcultural Uses of Myth in the Ancient World; Introduction. Travelling Myths, Travelling Heroes; Part I: Changing Cultural and Mythical Landscapes in Anatolia; Kingship in Heaven in Anatolia, Syria and Greece. Patterns of Convergence and Divergence; Making Meaning of Myth. On the Interpretation of Mythological Imagery in the Polyxena Sarcophagus and the Kızılbel Tomb and the History of Achaemenid Asia Minor; Myth, Memory and the Past. Wandering Heroes between Arcadia and Cyprus."@en ;
    schema:description "In spite of the growing amount of important new work being carried out on uses of myth in particular ancient contexts, their appeal and reception beyond the framework of one culture have rarely been the primary object of enquiry in contemporary debate. Highlighting the fact that ancient societies were linked by their shared use of mythological narratives, Wandering Myths aims to advance our understanding of the mechanisms by which such tales were disseminated cross-culturally and to investigate how they gained local resonances. In order to assess both wider geographic circulations and to explore specific local features and interpretations, a regional approach is adopted, with a particular focus on Anatolia, the Near East and Italy. Contributions are drawn from a range of disciplines, and cross a wide chronological span, but all are interlinked by their engagement with questions focusing on the factors that guided the processes of reception and steered the facets of local interpretation. The Preface and Epilogue evaluate the material in a synoptic way and frame the challenging questions and views expressed in the Introduction."@en ;
    schema:editor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2801251470#Person/dignas_beate> ; # Beate Dignas
    schema:editor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2801251470#Person/audley_miller_lucy> ; # Lucy Audley-Miller
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2801251470> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2801251470#CreativeWork/wandering_myths_transcultural_uses_of_myth_in_the_ancient_world> ;
    schema:name "Wandering myths : transcultural uses of myth in the ancient world"@en ;
    schema:productID "1054067406" ;
    schema:url <https://public.ebookcentral.proquest.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=4911702> ;
    schema:url <http://www.vlebooks.com/vleweb/product/openreader?id=none&isbn=9783110421453> ;
    schema:url <https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110421453> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9783110416855> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9783110421453> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9783110421514> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1054067406> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2801251470#Person/audley_miller_lucy> # Lucy Audley-Miller
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Audley-Miller" ;
    schema:givenName "Lucy" ;
    schema:name "Lucy Audley-Miller" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2801251470#Person/dignas_beate> # Beate Dignas
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Dignas" ;
    schema:givenName "Beate" ;
    schema:name "Beate Dignas" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2801251470#CreativeWork/wandering_myths_transcultural_uses_of_myth_in_the_ancient_world>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Wandering Myths : Transcultural Uses of Myth in the Ancient World." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1054067406> ; # Wandering myths : transcultural uses of myth in the ancient world
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9783110416855>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "3110416859" ;
    schema:isbn "9783110416855" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9783110421453>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "3110421453" ;
    schema:isbn "9783110421453" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9783110421514>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "3110421518" ;
    schema:isbn "9783110421514" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.