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Cretan WomenPasiphae, Ariadne, and Phaedra in Latin Poetry$
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Rebecca Armstrong

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199284030

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284030.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Cretan Women
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REBECCA ARMSTRONG

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284030.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of Cretan myths. It then turns to the subject of this book: the myths of the Cretan women, Pasiphae, Ariadne, and Phaedra. An outline of the myths, Cretan women and Greek poets, Roman poets and the appeal of Crete are discussed. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords:   Pasiphae, Ariadne, Phaedra, Cretan myths, Cretan women

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