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Meixoparthenoi. L’hybridité femme-animal en Méditerranée orientalisante et archaïque (VIIIe–VIe s. av. J.-C.)

Abstract : In the art and thought of various cultures of the orientalising and archaic Mediterranean (late 8th- early 5th centuries BC), the Oriental figurative repertoire played a significant role as a source of inspiration for many iconographic creations. This PhD thesis aims to evaluate this question of the "orientalisation" of images in the light of a particular theme, the iconography of the woman-animal hybridity, through ancient literary sources, their models (allogeneic or endemic), their circulations, their experiments and their uses in archaeological context. Very soon integrated into the imaginary of ancient Greece, the female hybrids are one of the most characteristic manifestations of these oriental loans attested on a considerable number of material productions. It is about defining the factors and the actors of these appropriations, reinterpretations and transformations, by questioning in particular the role of the itinerant craftsmen and the context of reception of the models. In this perspective, our research attempts to determine whether the receptor populations appropriate the original meaning of these images from the Aegean-Eastern world, which should already be determined, or if they undergo a re-semantisation of a symbolic order. even ideological. This research is based on the establishment of a catalog raisonné of the occurrences of the theme in the Near Eastern, Greek, Etruscan and Italic cultures.
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Christian Mazet. Meixoparthenoi. L’hybridité femme-animal en Méditerranée orientalisante et archaïque (VIIIe–VIe s. av. J.-C.). Archéologie et Préhistoire. Ecole pratique des hautes études - EPHE PARIS; Université Paris Sciences et Lettres, 2020. Français. ⟨tel-03152107⟩

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