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Fairytale in the ancient world / Graham Anderson.

Author/Creator:
Anderson, Graham., author.
Publication:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (253 p.)
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Subjects:
Mythology, Roman.
Mythology, Greek.
Fairy tales -- Greece -- History and criticism.
Fairy tales -- Rome -- History and criticism.
Classical literature -- History and criticism.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In this, the first modern study of the ancient fairytale, Graham Anderson asks whether the familiar children's fairytale of today existed in the ancient world. He examines texts from the classical period and finds many stories which resemble those we know today, including:* a Jewish Egyptian Cinderella* a Snow White whose enemy is the goddess Artemis* a Pied Piper at Troy.He puts forward many previously unsuspected candidates as classical variants of the modern fairytale and argues that the degree of violence and cruelty in the ancient tales means they must have been meant for
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Contents; Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; The Cinderella story in antiquity; Snow White and related tales; Cupid and Psyche and Beauty and the Beast; The Obstacle Flight; The 'innocent slandered maid'; Butchering girls: Red Riding Hood and Bluebeard; Magicians and their allies; Between living and dead; Two Homeric tales: The Cyclops and Ares and Aphrodite; Some moral parables: The Pied Piper, The Three Wishes, Rumpelstiltskin, The Singing Bone; Fairytale into romance; Folktales and society: some reflections on ancient evidence; Conclusions
Some difficult casesTwo ancient hero tales; Thrushbeard and The Starmaidens; AT Type 552 and the Orestes story; Notes; Bibliography; Index of folktale types; General index
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 220-227) and indexes.
ISBN:
0-203-13245-9
0-203-17035-0
1-280-32798-7
1-134-56046-X
9786610327980
OCLC:
560005195
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203132456 doi