Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 4 : The Reception of Myth and Mythology

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Midas
(3,058 words)

(Μίδας [Mídas]; Latin Midas)

A. Myth and ancient tradition

A.1. Literature, philosophy, historiography

The myth of M. centred on the mythical Phrygian king M., although the figure was certainly inspired by a historical one (esp. the powerful 8th cent. BC Anatolian king M. of Gordium) [10]. His myth is characterized by the double thread established in the narratio princeps in the eleventh book of Ovid’s Metamorphoses (Ov. Met. 11,85–193). This most influential, almost canonical a…

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Thiel, Anneke, “Midas”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 4 : The Reception of Myth and Mythology, English edition by David van Eijndhoven, Christine Salazar, and Francis G. Gentry (2010). Original German-language edition: Mythenrezeption: Die antike Mythologie in Literatur, Musik und Kunst von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Herausgegeven von Maria Moog-Grünewald. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 5. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2008). Consulted online on 26 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps4_e803950>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004183308, 20101111



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