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The Resource Myth, literature, and the creation of the topography of Thebes, Daniel W. Berman, (electronic resource)

Myth, literature, and the creation of the topography of Thebes, Daniel W. Berman, (electronic resource)

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Myth, literature, and the creation of the topography of Thebes
Title
Myth, literature, and the creation of the topography of Thebes
Statement of responsibility
Daniel W. Berman
Title variation
Myth, Literature, & the Creation of the Topography of Thebes
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How does a city's legendary past affect its present? Thebes remains a city with one of the richest traditions of myth in all of Greece – it was the home of Cadmus, Oedipus, and Hercules, and the traditional birthplace of Dionysus. The city's topography, both natural and built, very often plays a significant role in its myths. By focusing on Greek literature ranging from the oral epics to the travel writing of the Roman Empire, this book explores the relationship between the city's spaces as they were represented in the Greek literary tradition and the physical realities of a developing city that had been continuously inhabited since at least the second millennium BC. Spurred on especially by the city's catastrophic sack by Alexander the Great in 335 BC, the urban topography of Thebes came more and more to reflect the literary, even fictional, constructions of its mythic past.--
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Berman, Daniel W
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Classical literature
  • Thebes (Greece)
Label
Myth, literature, and the creation of the topography of Thebes, Daniel W. Berman, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139924863
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: constructing a city -- Epic Thebes -- Lyric Thebes -- Thebes on stage -- Thebes of the library -- The creation of Theban topography -- Appendices -- The plain(s) of Thebes -- The walls and gates of Thebes -- Pindar's house -- Bibliography -- Index locorum -- General index
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CR9781139924863
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 190 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139924863
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903391160
Label
Myth, literature, and the creation of the topography of Thebes, Daniel W. Berman, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139924863
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: constructing a city -- Epic Thebes -- Lyric Thebes -- Thebes on stage -- Thebes of the library -- The creation of Theban topography -- Appendices -- The plain(s) of Thebes -- The walls and gates of Thebes -- Pindar's house -- Bibliography -- Index locorum -- General index
Control code
CR9781139924863
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 190 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139924863
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903391160

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