The Monstrous World

The Monstrous World

Revenants, oracular heads, hermaphrodites, sex-changers, human-animal children, multiple pregnancies, births, body features … This is just a sample of subjects that Phlegon of Tralles explored in the 2nd century AD in his "Mirabilia". This study identifies the common motifs of Phlegon’s text and determines his criterion of selection: using the cultural category of "monster", it argues that Phlegon exclusively collected stories of either hybrid creatures or human… (more)

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Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 09, 2016)

Collection: Warsaw Studies in Classical Literature and Culture

Parent ISBN: 9783631656266

Page count: 189 pages

Language: English


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