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Two Tombs for Hyrnetho: A Case Study in Localism and Mythographic Topography

Hawes, Greta


This paper considers the factors which shaped myths as both a shared tradition and an amalgam of conflicting variants and versions. It uses the story of the division of the Peloponnese amongst the Heracleidai to consider how local concerns produced stories which functioned simultaneously within a supra-local context. It then explores a ‘post-script’ to the story of the Heraclid return, the death of the obscure Argive heroine Hyrnetho. The survival of this story only in Pausanias prompts...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: CHS Research Bulletin
DOI: /1885/186712
Access Rights: Open Access


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