Brill’s New Pauly

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Jacob Grimm [1. 194] stated that a valuable addition to scholarship in the field of the fairy-tale (FT) would be "to track down in the Latin and Greek classical authors any anilis fabula, any graódēs mýthos mentioned by them" (“bei den lateinischen und griechischen classikern jede anilis fabula, jeden graódēs mýthos aufzuspüren, deren sie erwähnen”). This demand has been met: a wealth of ancient FT motifemes has been discovered and catalogued [5]. There is no evidence from Antiqu…

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Rölleke, Heinz, “Fairy-tale”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 06 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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