Personification in the Greek World: From Antiquity to Byzantium

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Personification, the anthropomorphic representation of any non-human thing, is a ubiquitous feature of ancient Greek literature and art. Natural phenomena (earth, sky, rivers), places (cities, countries), divisions of time (seasons, months, a lifetime), states of the body (health, sleep, death), emotions (love, envy, fear), and political concepts (victory, democracy, war) all appear in human, usually female, form. Some have only fleeting incarnations, others become widely-recognised figures, and others again became so ...

Personification in the Greek World: From Antiquity to Byzantium 2005, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780754650317

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