Remembering Leander: the long history of the Dardanelles Swim
The story of Hero and Leander has been remembered across time both on account of its powerful themes, of love and death, and on account of its setting. Even today the story is not forgotten. The young lovers are remembered each year in a swimming competition held on the Hellespont, near Sestos and Abydos, the towns associated with their names. This article traces the history of the tale’s transmission and reception from the end of the Byzantine world, when links between landscape and the...[Show more]
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