The Resource Ariadne's thread : a guide to international tales found in classical literature, William Hansen

Ariadne's thread : a guide to international tales found in classical literature, William Hansen

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Ariadne's thread : a guide to international tales found in classical literature
Title
Ariadne's thread
Title remainder
a guide to international tales found in classical literature
Statement of responsibility
William Hansen
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Cinderella to The boy who cried wolf to The dragon slayer to the Judgment of Solomon, certain legends, myths, and folktales are part of the oral tradition in countries around the world. In addition to their pervasiveness, these stories show an astonishing longevity; many such tales are found in classical antiquity. Ariadne's thread is a mini-encyclopedia of more than a hundred such international oral tales, all present in the literature of ancient Greece and Rome. It takes into account writings, including early Jewish and Christian literature, recorded in or translated into Greek or Latin by writers of any nationality. As a result, it will be invaluable not only to classicists and folklorists but also to a wide range of other readers who are interested in stories and storytelling. William Hansen presents the familiar form of each tale and discusses the similar ancient story or stories, examining how each corresponds with and differs from that form. He then gives principal sources and, where appropriate, comments on the cultural factors affecting the shape and content of the ancient story, the context of transmission, and issues raised in the secondary literature. Finally, he provides a bibliography of scholarly studies and the pertinent reference in the standard folk-narrative index, The types of the folktale by Antti Aarne and Stith Thompson. Again and again, Hansen demonstrates how ancient narratives are often best understood in the context of the larger tradition. He forces us to rethink the nature of Greek mythology by encouraging an appreciation of the extent to which Greek myths and legends parallel international stories. By virtue of their durability, he says, these orally transmitted stories rank among the world's most successful artistic creations
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DLC
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1941-
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Hansen, William F.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GR74.6
LC item number
.H35 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Tales
  • Folk literature
  • Folk literature
  • Folk literature
  • Classical literature
  • Contes
  • Littérature populaire
  • Littérature populaire
  • Littérature populaire
  • Littérature ancienne
  • Mythen
  • Legenden
  • Volksverhalen
  • Letterkunde
  • Klassieke talen
  • Stoff <Literatur>
  • Rezeption
  • Volkserzählung
  • Latein
  • Griechisch
Label
Ariadne's thread : a guide to international tales found in classical literature, William Hansen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [491]-532) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Asking the Large Fish Philoxenos the Poet
  • Attentive Donkey
  • Axe Falls into the Stream Hermes and the Woodcutter
  • Battles of the Pygmies and the Cranes
  • Best Friend, Worst Enemy Aesop and the Dog
  • Boastful Deer Slayer Agamemnon
  • Bride Won in a Tournament Pelops and Hippodameia
  • Brother Chosen Rather Than Husband Intaphrenes' Wife
  • Carrying Part of the Load Dionysos and Xanthias
  • Carrying Water in a Sieve Danaides
  • Foreword
  • Catch-Tale Demades the Orator
  • Children Play at Hog Killing Makareus the Priest
  • Cinderella Rhodopis the Courtesan
  • Cranes of Ibykos
  • Dead Child's Friendly Return The Dead Ask the Living to Cease Grieving
  • Death's Messengers
  • Devil to Count Stars Counting Sand, Stars, Waves
  • Disenchanted Husband Cupid and Psyche
  • Dog on the Bridge Alexander and the Donkey Driver
  • Dragging Old Man Only to Threshold
  • Gregory Nagy
  • Dragon Slayer Perseus
  • Fairies Send a Message Death of Pan
  • Foolish Fugitives
  • Foolish Man Builds Aircastles Gripus
  • Fortune in Salt Fortune in Water
  • Frog King Roman Proverb
  • Frozen Words
  • Gifts of the Little People Pandaros and Echedoros
  • Girl as Helper Jason and Medeia
  • God and the Emperor of Rome Zeus and Tantalos
  • The Comparative Study of the Folktale
  • Golden Ram Trojan Horse
  • Great Animal or Object
  • The Study of Greek and Roman Folk Narratives
  • Oral Narratives and Oral Narration in Classical Antiquity
  • The Present Work
  • The Tales
  • Apprentice and Ghost Eukrates and the Automaton
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 548 pages
Isbn
9780801436703
Lccn
2001002434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46856220
  • (OCoLC)ocm46856220
Label
Ariadne's thread : a guide to international tales found in classical literature, William Hansen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [491]-532) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Asking the Large Fish Philoxenos the Poet
  • Attentive Donkey
  • Axe Falls into the Stream Hermes and the Woodcutter
  • Battles of the Pygmies and the Cranes
  • Best Friend, Worst Enemy Aesop and the Dog
  • Boastful Deer Slayer Agamemnon
  • Bride Won in a Tournament Pelops and Hippodameia
  • Brother Chosen Rather Than Husband Intaphrenes' Wife
  • Carrying Part of the Load Dionysos and Xanthias
  • Carrying Water in a Sieve Danaides
  • Foreword
  • Catch-Tale Demades the Orator
  • Children Play at Hog Killing Makareus the Priest
  • Cinderella Rhodopis the Courtesan
  • Cranes of Ibykos
  • Dead Child's Friendly Return The Dead Ask the Living to Cease Grieving
  • Death's Messengers
  • Devil to Count Stars Counting Sand, Stars, Waves
  • Disenchanted Husband Cupid and Psyche
  • Dog on the Bridge Alexander and the Donkey Driver
  • Dragging Old Man Only to Threshold
  • Gregory Nagy
  • Dragon Slayer Perseus
  • Fairies Send a Message Death of Pan
  • Foolish Fugitives
  • Foolish Man Builds Aircastles Gripus
  • Fortune in Salt Fortune in Water
  • Frog King Roman Proverb
  • Frozen Words
  • Gifts of the Little People Pandaros and Echedoros
  • Girl as Helper Jason and Medeia
  • God and the Emperor of Rome Zeus and Tantalos
  • The Comparative Study of the Folktale
  • Golden Ram Trojan Horse
  • Great Animal or Object
  • The Study of Greek and Roman Folk Narratives
  • Oral Narratives and Oral Narration in Classical Antiquity
  • The Present Work
  • The Tales
  • Apprentice and Ghost Eukrates and the Automaton
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 548 pages
Isbn
9780801436703
Lccn
2001002434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46856220
  • (OCoLC)ocm46856220

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