The barbaric myth – an overview of the mythic presentation of the Celtic peoples in Greek literature and the role played by this myth in evolving Greek identity

Bartliff, Z. (2015) The barbaric myth – an overview of the mythic presentation of the Celtic peoples in Greek literature and the role played by this myth in evolving Greek identity. Polifemo, 2015(9-10), pp. 157-171.

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with the process and products of the mythicisation of the Celtic people within the Classical Greek mind. Variably the Celts are cast in the role of friend, foe or Other within Greek literature and using a Lacanian mirror it is possible to reflect and reveal the mindset which produced these presentations. Dividing the available sources into three phases of interaction, this paper tracks the concordance between the use of the evolving Celtic Myth and the significant events in Greek history and corresponding shifts in Greek identity.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bartliff, Miss Zoe
Authors: Bartliff, Z.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Journal Name:Polifemo
Publisher:Liguori Editore
ISSN:2037-6847
ISSN (Online):2037-6855

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