Myths of the Underworld Journey: Plato, Aristophanes, and the ‘Orphic’ Gold Tablets

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Plato, Aristophanes, and the creators of the «Orphic» gold tablets employ the traditional tale of a journey to the realm of the dead to redefine, within the mythic narrative, the boundaries of their societies. Rather than being the relics of a faded ritual tradition or the products of Orphic influence, …

The Myth of Piers Plowman

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Addressing the history of the production and reception of the great medieval poem, Piers Plowman, Lawrence Warner reveals the many ways in which scholars, editors and critics over the centuries created their own speculative narratives about the poem, which gradually came to be regarded as factually true. Warner begins by …

Monarchy, Myth, and Material Culture in Germany 1750–1950

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This innovative book illuminates popular attitudes toward political authority and monarchy in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Prussia and twentieth-century Germany. In a fascinating study of how subjects incorporated the material culture of monarchy into their daily lives, Eva Giloi provides insights into German mentalities toward sovereign power. She examines how ordinary …

Мифологический словарь антропоморфных существ

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Многие древние предания различных народов — это дошедшая до нас память предков, а не выдумка. Показанные в них человекообезьяноподобные, антропоморфные существа у всех народов выглядят аналогично, до мельчайших деталей. Образы многочисленных леших, русалок, шурале, дивов, троллей, джиннов не только сходны, но и соответствуют зоологическим знаниям о приматах. В результате сравнительно-мифологических …

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