One of the constituent elements of the landscapes revisited by myth are springs, whose epiphany is linked to the fate of a series of heroines. From Greek and Roman culture derive the stories of human and divine girls that are the protagonists of plots based on the theme of erotic transgression and that conclude their own destiny disintegrating in the liquid. Classic example is the nymph Arethusa, who occupies the imagery of the city of Syracuse all along. Moving from an anthropological perspective, I will focus on these kinds of stories, to examine the power of the myths, which not only refract meanings and cultural practices in the narrative contexts in which they occur, but extend their power even into geographically space, redesigning in accordance to their logic.

Being Water. Myths of Nymphs and Springs in Greece and Rome

MACRI', SONIA
2014

Abstract

One of the constituent elements of the landscapes revisited by myth are springs, whose epiphany is linked to the fate of a series of heroines. From Greek and Roman culture derive the stories of human and divine girls that are the protagonists of plots based on the theme of erotic transgression and that conclude their own destiny disintegrating in the liquid. Classic example is the nymph Arethusa, who occupies the imagery of the city of Syracuse all along. Moving from an anthropological perspective, I will focus on these kinds of stories, to examine the power of the myths, which not only refract meanings and cultural practices in the narrative contexts in which they occur, but extend their power even into geographically space, redesigning in accordance to their logic.
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