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Author Anderson, Graham.

Title Fairytale in the ancient world / Graham Anderson.

Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 240 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-227) and indexes.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; The Cinderella story in antiquity; Snow White and related tales; Cupid and Psyche and Beauty and the Beast; The Obstacle Flight; The 'innocent slandered maid'; Butchering girls: Red Riding Hood and Bluebeard; Magicians and their allies; Between living and dead; Two Homeric tales: The Cyclops and Ares and Aphrodite; Some moral parables: The Pied Piper, The Three Wishes, Rumpelstiltskin, The Singing Bone; Fairytale into romance; Folktales and society: some reflections on ancient evidence; Conclusions.
Summary The first modern study of the ancient fairytale, it bridges a major gap between the study of the ancient world and the wider world of oral culture, and will be of immense value and interest to students of a wide variety of disciplines.
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Subject Mythology, Roman.
Mythology, Greek.
Fairy tales -- History and criticism.
Classical literature -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Anderson, Graham. Fairytale in the ancient world. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000 0415237025 (DLC) 00029109 (OCoLC)43728963
ISBN 0203170350 (electronic bk.)
9780203170359 (electronic bk.)
0203132459 (electronic bk.)
9780203132456 (electronic bk.)
9780415237024 (hbk.)
0415237025 (hbk.)
9780415237031 (pbk.)
0415237033 (pbk.)