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Variorum vitae: Theseus and the arts of mythography in Medieval and early modern Europe

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This thesis offers an approach to the history of mythographical discourse through the figure of Theseus and his appearances in texts from England, Italy and France. Analysing a range of poetic, historical, and allegorical works that feature Theseus alongside their classical and contemporary intertexts, it is a study of the conceptions of Greco-Roman mythology prevalent in European literature from 1300-1600. Focusing on mythology’s pervasive presence as a background to medieval and early mo...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Merton College
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Smith-Laing, T
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK

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