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The Wanderings of Io: Spatial Readings into Greek Mythology

Abstract : The paper presents a spatial analysis of the myth of Io, the unfortunate maiden, who was turned by Zeus into a heifer and thus traveled the world. The analysis will conclude in a reconstruction of a paradigmatic spatial perception, named the maritime mediation model, which was held by Greek society in the archaic and early classical periods. The model was based on the Mediterranean Sea and the multidirectional maritime networks it offered.
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Rachel Gottesman. The Wanderings of Io: Spatial Readings into Greek Mythology. Mètis - Anthropologie des mondes grecs anciens, Daedalus/EHESS, 2013, N.S.11, pp.239-263. ⟨10.4000/books.editionsehess.3055⟩. ⟨halshs-02099679⟩

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