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Mythological Narratives

The Bold and Faithful Heroines of the Greek Novel

Authors: Anna Lefteratou Publisher: De Gruyter Publication date: 2017 Publication language: Angielski Number of pages: 323 EAN: 9783110527322 ISBN: 9783110527322 Category: Publisher's index: - Bibliographic note: -


This book is about is about the bold, beautiful, and faithful heroines of the Greek novels and their mythical models, such as Iphigenia, Phaedra, Penelope, and Helen. The novels manipulate readerly expectations through a complex web of mythical variants and constantly negotiate their adventure and erotic plot with that of traditional myths becoming, thus, part of the imperial mythical revision to which they add the prospect of a happy ending.