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Fairytale in the ancient world /

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.

Main Author: Anderson, Graham.
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
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Table of 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.