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The Resource Myth, literature, and the creation of the topography of Thebes, Daniel W. Berman

Myth, literature, and the creation of the topography of Thebes, Daniel W. Berman

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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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.--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berman, Daniel W
Dewey number
880.9/358384
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3015.T54
LC item number
B47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thebes (Greece)
  • Classical literature
  • Classical literature
  • Literature
  • Greece
Label
Myth, literature, and the creation of the topography of Thebes, Daniel W. Berman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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
891610471
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 190 pages
Isbn
9781107077362
Lccn
2014032587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)891610471
Label
Myth, literature, and the creation of the topography of Thebes, Daniel W. Berman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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
891610471
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 190 pages
Isbn
9781107077362
Lccn
2014032587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)891610471

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