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I. Literature (CT)

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A. Introduction (CT)

In the Encyclopédie of the French Enlightenment (1751-1780) we read in the entry 'mythology' (mythologie, fable): "The study of mythology is indispensable for painters, sculptors and particularly for poets. Mythology is the foundation of their works and from it they draw their principal ornaments (...). Our theatre plays and operas, all genres of literature constantly make allu…

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Guthmüller, Bodo (Marburg/Lahn RWG) and Baumbach, Manuel (Zürich), “Mythology”, 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 14 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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