Scylla: Myth, Metaphor, Paradox

Scylla: Myth, Metaphor, Paradox


what is in a reputation? utilizing the instance of a well-known monster from Greek fantasy, this e-book demanding situations the dominant view legendary image denotes a unmarried, uncomplicated 'figure' and proposes in its place to conceptualize the identify 'Scylla' as a mixture of 3 ideas - sea, puppy and girl - whose articulation adjustments over the years. whereas archaic and classical Greek types often emphasize the metaphorical coherence of Scylla's a number of parts, the identify is more and more taken care of as a well-defined but in addition paradoxical build from the overdue fourth century BCE onward. continuing via designated analyses of Greek and Roman texts and pictures, Professor Hopman indicates how a similar identify can variously exhibit anxieties concerning the sea, canines, competitive ladies and shy maidens, hence providing an empirical reaction to the semiotic puzzle raised by means of non-referential right names.

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