Der Neue Pauly Supplemente I Online - Band 5: Mythenrezeption: Die antike Mythologie in Literatur, Musik und Kunst von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart

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This Supplement volume highlights the routes and works through which the myths of Greece and Rome have passed into the cultural memory of Europe over the centuries, into its literature, music and art and its reflections on aesthetics and philosophy. New media too, such as film, comics and advertising, have taken up the ancient mythological figures. 187 illustrations provide visual examples of this history. The articles discuss the ancient testimonies to a particular myth and pursue the theme through late antiquity and the Middle Ages into the early modern period and the (post)modern world. A bibliography at the end of each entry presents the current state of scholarship. The indices provide references firstly to other mythical figures, and secondly to over 2,600 representative figures of all creative genres from antiquity to the present day who have taken up, interpreted and constantly reshaped the ancient myths. This is a valuable addition to the increasing literature on the influence of Classical culture on later generations.


Iason und die Argonauten

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Author(s): Malatrait, Solveig Kristina
(᾽Ιάσων, lat. Iason, dt. Jason; ᾽Αϱγοναῦται, lat. Argonautae) A. Mythos I., Sohn des Aison (Enkel des Aiolos) und der Alkimede (oder Polymede), ist der Führer der Argonauten (= A.) auf der Suche nach dem Goldenen Vlies. Sein Name wird schon im Altertum – zu Unrecht – aus ἰάομαι ( iáomai, heilen) als »Heiler« etymologisiert. I. wird bereits von Homer (Hom. Il. 7,467–9; Hom. Od. 11,256 und 12,69 ff.) und Hesiod (Hes. theog. 992–1002) erwähnt; die wirkmächtigsten Versionen des Mythos sind jedoch die von Pindar (Pind. P. 4), Apollonios Rhodios, Ov…