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The many faces of Cleopatra : from propaganda to myth.
Few women of antiquity have gripped the public imagination as Cleopatra has. For centuries, she has inspired playwrights, poets, artists and film-makers, with the result that she and Antony are arguably history's most ...
Against evil : a comparative study of ancient Greek and contemporary Zulu protective magic.
In the study of ‘magic’, whether in the Late Antique world of the Mediterranean or contemporary South Africa, there exists a lacuna in the understanding of conceptions of ‘evil’. This dissertation attempts to fill this ...
Chanting the song of sorrow : threnody in Homer and Zakes Mda.
(Taylor & Francis., 2003)
This article examines the role of threnody in ancient Greece and contemporary South Africa. The main focus is on its representation in literature, in this case a passage from Homer's Iliad and the novel Ways of Dying (1995) ...
Post-traumatic and post-modern : a South African "Electra".
(University of Stellenbosch., 2009)
The ancient myth of Electra seems to be of particular interest to South African writers and playwrights. This article focuses on the adaptation by Mervyn McMurtry, entitled Electra, which was produced in Durban in 2000. ...
(University of Otago., 2006)
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A brief comparative study of the Tetrabiblos of Claudius Ptolemy and the Vedic Surya Siddhanta.
The Ancient Indians and Greeks had similar beliefs in the concepts of magic, superstition, and astrology. First I will look briefly at the beliefs of the ancient Greeks and the main astrological text- the Tetrabiblos of ...
Adamastor, gigantomachies, and the literature of exile in Camões' Lusíads.
(Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association., 2009)
Canto 5 of Luis Vaz de Camoes' Portuguese epic poem Lusiads, tells the celebrated myth of Adamastor. This section of the poem describes a Portuguese voyage of exploration led by Vasco da Gama in 1497 down the west coast ...
The dream of Charikles (4.14.2) : intertextuality and irony in the Ethiopian story of Heliodorus.
(Classical Association of South Africa., 2001)
There are strong but previously unnoticed intertextual links between the dream of Charikles in Heliodorus (4.14.2), the portent of the eagle in Achilles Tatius (2.12.1-3), and the dream of Penelope in Homer (Od. 19.535-69). ...
Apuleius, Florida 23 and popular moral philosophy.
(Classical Association of South Africa., 2006)
This article examines the links between Apuleius Florida 23, Philo De Providentia 2.22, and popular philosophical ideas in Seneca’s works. All these writings use the metaphors of a rich man whose wealth matters little ...
From marriage comes virgin flesh : a comparison between classical male and Christian male perceptions of female sexuality with the advent of Christianity in the Roman Empire in the first four centuries AD.
From the first to the fourth century AD, male perceptions of female sexuality underwent a radical change with the advent of Christianity. This thesis is an investigation into classical male and Christian male perceptions ...