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.



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Author(s): Oikonomou, Maria
(Τηλέμαχος, lat. Telemachus) A. Mythos T., der Sohn von Odysseus und Penelope, der noch ein Kind ist, als sein Vater in den Trojanischen Krieg zieht, erscheint als eigenständige Figur zunächst in den ersten vier Gesängen der homerischen Odyssee, der sog. Telemachie (Hom. Od. Buch 1–4). Dort versucht er, die Freier seiner Mutter während der langjährigen Abwesenheit des Odysseus daran zu hindern, die Herrschaft über Ithaka an sich zu reißen. Zu jung und unerfahren, um sich den Bewerbern um den Thron entgegenzustellen, verläßt er die Ins…