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Qu’est-ce qu’une Muse ?

Abstract : The Muses are goddesses who preside over the realm of mousikê, but their status is somewhat mysterious. They have little mythology, and, like many other female collectives, they are envisaged as a group whose qualities and attributes are interchangeable. Their indeterminate nature allows different authors to interpret them in different ways, and the very flexibility of their image leads to questions about their existence. This paper considers such general issues in relation to early Greek poetry with particular reference to Hesiod, Pindar and Aristophanes.
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Penelope Murray. Qu’est-ce qu’une Muse ?. Mètis - Anthropologie des mondes grecs anciens, Daedalus/EHESS, 2008, N.S.6, pp.199-219. ⟨10.4000/books.editionsehess.2349⟩. ⟨halshs-02086611⟩

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