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Personification in the Greek World

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Single images of personifications tend to be titled as an "allegory", arguably incorrectly.The twenty-one papers presented here cover personification in Greek literature, art and religion from its pre-Homeric origins to the Byzantine period.Natural phenomena (earth, sky, rivers), places (cities, countries), divisions of time (seasons, months, a lifetime), states of the body (health, sleep, death), emotions (love, envy, fear), and political concepts (victory, democracy, war) all appear in human, usually female, form.
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Personification in the Greek World: From Antiquity to

He does not share this view. Eunomia or "make love not war"? Spiel: Sprache des Herzens This does have a set of three-figure groups representing agriculture, commerce, engineering and manufacturing, typical of the requirements for large public schemes of the period.The papers reflect the enormous range of contexts in which personification occurs, indicating the ubiquity of the phenomenon in the ancient Greek world.

The chronological scope, from Archaic Greece to Byzantium, is unusually wide and makes clear the continuing relevance of personification as a central mode of Greek thought in every period in history. Nikol Verlag, Hamburg 2000, ISBN 3-937872-08-6, S. Bushidô The Representation of Abstract Concepts, 600-400 B.This set at least the identifying attributes carried by many personifications until the 19th century.