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Éris dans la cité : Quelques réflexions sur les “cosmogonies” politiques

Abstract : Several foundation myths of Greek cities open with a discord, an eris. This discord, which sets up a competition between two pretenders for the title of Poliad, has for goal the choosing of the «political» divinity, who protects and represents the city in particular. But the eris should not be seen as a scenario which relates the origins in a context of violence and exclusion, or which contributes to create dissension between gods. The narratives of eris appear rather as privileged stage settings serving to hierarchize, to structure, to share. In brief: to shape the political pantheon and distribute the timai of the various divinities. Which cannot fail to recall the narratives of organization of the cosmos, as in the Theogony. We thus propose here some reflections on Eris and eris, on rivalry and sharing, by exploring the resonances between cosmogonical conflicts and more political discords.
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Sonia Darthou. Éris dans la cité : Quelques réflexions sur les “cosmogonies” politiques. Mètis - Anthropologie des mondes grecs anciens, Daedalus/EHESS, 2008, N.S.6, pp.269-285. ⟨10.4000/books.editionsehess.2381⟩. ⟨halshs-02086678⟩

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