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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Niobe

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Author(s): Oster, Angela
(Νιόβη, lat. Nioba) A. Mythos Die bekannteste Quelle zum N.mythos ist die Darstellung Ovids (Ov. met. 6,146–316). N. ist die Tochter des Tantalos und der Dione oder Euryanassa, Schwester des Pelops und Gattin des thebanischen Königs Amphion. N. versteinert vor Schmerz in einen Felsen, der von einem Wirbelsturm in das Sipylosgebirge getragen wird und von dem unablässig Tränen fließen. Grund ihrer Trauer ist die Tötung ihrer vierzehn Kinder, der Niobiden, durch Apollon und Artemis. Das göttliche Geschw…