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Hyperboreans myth and history in Celtic-Hellenic contacts

Timothy P. Bridgman 1955-


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  • Title:
    Hyperboreans myth and history in Celtic-Hellenic contacts
  • Author: Timothy P. Bridgman 1955-
  • Description: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures, Maps, and Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Inventing Greek Mythical Time; 2. From the Beginnings to the Second Purification of Delos; 3. From Herodotus to Antimachus of Colophon; 4. The Fourth Century and Beyond; 5. Antimachus of Colophon; 6. Heraclides Ponticus; 7. Hecataeus of Abdera; 8. Apollonius of Rhodes; 9. Posidonius of Apamea; Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index
    In Greek mythology, Hyperboreans were a tribe who lived far to Greece's north. Contained in what has come down to us of Greek literary tradition are texts that identify the Hyperboreans with the Celts, or Hyperborean lands with Celtic ones. This groundbreaking book studies the texts that make or imply this identification, and provides reasons why some ancient Greek authors identified a mythical people with an actual one. Timothy P. Bridgman demonstrates not only that these authors mythologize history, but that they used the traditional Greek parallel mythical world to interpret history through
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge
  • Format: 1 online resource (220 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-203-94316-3;ISBN 1-280-28192-8;ISBN 9786610281923;ISBN 0-203-48765-6
  • Subjects: Greek literature -- History and criticism; Celts in literature; Mythology, Greek, in literature; Literature and history -- Greece; Celts -- Historiography; Historiography -- Greece; Celts -- History; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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