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Author Anderson, Graham.

Title King Arthur in antiquity / Graham Anderson.

Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 208 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-200) and index.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; The traditional Arthur; The 'Sarmatian connexion' theory; A first Arktouros: King Arkas of Arcadia; Arktouros II: the evidence from folktale; Ardus, 'greatest of knights': a first Artus-figure; Some ancient Gawain-figures, and an elusive Lancelot; Holy Graals and circular objects; Tristan and Thraetaona: the Tristan legend in the East; Six Arthurs in search of a character; From Kambles to Camalis; More 'Bear's Son' heroes: Theseus, Achilles, Batraz, Alexander; Jack the Giant Killer and King Arthur; Toxaris' third tale.
Summary Although King Arthur's identity is so frequently debated, he is almost always set somewhere in the Celtic Britain of the Early Christian Era. This original and wide-ranging study argues that the roots of the Arthur legend are to be found in classical antiquity and that the traditional British Arthur is a much later imitation. Graham Anderson examines hitherto neglected evidence for two much older figures, known to classical writers as early kings of Arcadia and Lydia, who supposedly flourished more than a millennium earlier than traditional accounts suggest. He outlines the correspondence betw.
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Subject Arthur, King.
Arthur, King.
Tales -- Greece -- History and criticism.
Britons -- Kings and rulers -- Legends.
Arthurian romances -- Sources.
Legends -- Greece.
Great Britain -- Civilization -- Greek influences.
Great Britain -- History -- To 1066 -- Legends.
Chronological Term To 1066
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Anderson, Graham. King Arthur in antiquity. London ; New York : Routledge, 2004 0415317142 (DLC) 2003046891 (OCoLC)52214494
ISBN 0203583035 (electronic bk.)
9780203583036 (electronic bk.)
0415317142 (Cloth)