In the House of Libya

V. Y. Mudimbe

in African Athena

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199595006
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731464 | DOI:

Series: Classical Presences

In the House of Libya

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Reading an ancient Greek textbook such as Apollodorus’ Biblioteca is reading muthoi and logoi, myth and history of genesis in the Mediterranean basin. And focusing on Libya, the nymph and the place, is one possible way of decoding mediations in mythical narratives on the role of women. East and West, they express themselves in interactions between Greeks and non‐Greeks through migrations and colonizations. These muthoi and logoi are managed in confrontations as if, prolific testimonies, they could be their own explanation. They testify to unbelievable historical truths about the world within the boundaries of Greek imaginations.

Keywords: genesis; Greek; Libya; mediations; Mediterranean basin; migration; mythical narratives

Chapter.  7506 words. 

Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE)

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