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Myth, Literature, and the Creation of the Topography of Thebes


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Introduction: constructing a city; 1. Epic Thebes; 2. Lyric Thebes; 3. Thebes on stage; 4. Thebes of the library; 5. The creation of Theban topography; Appendices.

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This book shows how the legendary past of Greek Thebes influenced the development of the city's landscape in antiquity.

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Daniel W. Berman is Associate Professor of Greek and Roman Classics at Temple University, Philadelphia. He has published articles on Aeschylus, the city of Thebes, the Dirce spring, the Boeotian poetess Corinna, and related subjects. His first monograph, Myth and Culture in Aeschylus' Seven against Thebes, was published in 2007, and he is the translator from French of a book by Claude Calame, Myth and History in Ancient Greece: The Symbolic Creation of a Colony (2003).

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