By Christine Walde, Ueli Dill

ISBN-10: 3110209098

ISBN-13: 9783110209099

Contributions by way of revered ecu and American students from the sphere of classical and non secular experiences are amassed during this quantity. it's a consultant choice of modern study on myths, the varieties they could take, and their transformation in a variety of environments and a while.

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She pulls on a strand to move him a bit closer and then he pulls on a strand to bring her a bit closer. They repeat this until their hind-parts meet, and it is in this position that they clumsily mate47. The spider’s web, then, is very different from the cloth under which the new bride lay with her husband, and very different as well from the metaphorical textiles that Plato’s Statesmen-Weavers produce. 45 Fenney (1991) 191–194, Salzman-Mitchell (2005) 135–139, and Johnson (2008) 74–95 argue for the strong negative valence of transformation into an eternally weaving spider in Ovid’s version of the story.

The Invention of Mythic Truth in Antiquity 27 Several of the allegorical commentators give us well-developed ideas of poetic truth, while fewer of them help us get at the question of what I am calling mythic truth. It is not uncommon that an allegorical commentator explicitly venerates the poet as the inspired font of wisdom. Heraclitus the allegorist, the Derveni Commentator, and Proclus, for example, leave behind such a view5. Here the poet is understood to have been gifted with profound insight.

Pan. p. 42 Dindorf, and Johnston (1997) 67 f. 60 Scheid/Svenbro (1996) 3. 20 Sarah Iles Johnston Envisioning our story of Arachne and Phalanx as one descendent, one particular “concatenation”, of a cluster of categories – weaving, warfare, sexuality – from which are also descended the Arrhephoria, the Panathenaia, the myth of Cecrops’ daughters, the ephebes’ oath at the shrine of Aglauros, and the claim that Pandrosus and Aglauros were the first wool-workers, frees us from worrying about how each descendent might have been formally related to the others.

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