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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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Cretan Women
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REBECCA ARMSTRONG

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284030.003.0009

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. It begins with a review of discussions in the preceding chapters. It argues that while to a degree, the reaction among the Latin poets to the Cretan myths is a continuation of the Greek, there is nevertheless a palpable sense that these myths are now fully Roman. They are not borrowed, but absorbed and revived in a new place and time. It seems that the real, contemporary Crete made little impact on the poets.

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

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