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Acta literaria

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Abstract

BANCALARI MOLINA, Alejandro. The myth of Europe in Greek and Roman classical literature. Acta lit. [online]. 2011, n.43, pp. 95-109. ISSN 0717-6848.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-68482011000200007.

The aim of this article is to study the story of the myth of Europe in various texts of ancient Rome and Greece, its most widespread and common conception, and the meanings which can be deduced from this term. This article also examines how the idea of Europe shifts from being a legend to being a concrete geographical reality in the Roman world.

Keywords : Europe; story; myth; theonym; toponym; geographical space.

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