This paper analyzes a matter of polytheistic semantics in the Greek Classical age since the process of naming gods and heroes. Two case studies are compared. The first focuses on the Homeric Hymn to Apollo where the examination of different forms of poetic proferation of divine allows to explain strategies and procedures for the integration of a new deity in the pantheon. The second case study aims to examine in the Euripides drama Erechtheus how changes in the naming of Gods could reflect a new political situation leading to a functional and cultual redefinition of tutelary gods in Athens.
|Numero di pagine||11|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2012|