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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/595834
Title:
Theocritus' Use of Daphnis as a Poetic Symbol
Author:
Muñoz, Jesse
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis examines Theocritus' use of the mythic herdsman Daphnis in Idylls 1 and 7 and compares the accounts there with accounts of similar figures such as Adonis, Attis, and Osiris in other ancient authors. I focus especially on Daphnis' associations with death and resurrection and with honey, which I argue functions for Theocritus as an emblem of the immortalizing powers of poetry.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Theocritus; Classics; Daphnis
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Classics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
White, Cynthia K.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleTheocritus' Use of Daphnis as a Poetic Symbolen_US
dc.creatorMuñoz, Jesseen
dc.contributor.authorMuñoz, Jesseen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines Theocritus' use of the mythic herdsman Daphnis in Idylls 1 and 7 and compares the accounts there with accounts of similar figures such as Adonis, Attis, and Osiris in other ancient authors. I focus especially on Daphnis' associations with death and resurrection and with honey, which I argue functions for Theocritus as an emblem of the immortalizing powers of poetry.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectTheocritusen
dc.subjectClassicsen
dc.subjectDaphnisen
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineClassicsen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorWhite, Cynthia K.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWhite, Cynthia K.en
dc.contributor.committeememberChristenson, Daviden
dc.contributor.committeememberGroves, Roberten
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