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L’ekthesis de Chariclée dans les Éthiopiques d’Héliodore

  • Publication type: Article from a collective work
  • Collective work: Enfants perdus, enfants trouvés. Dire l’abandon en Europe du xvie au xviiie siècle
  • Author: Malosse (Pierre-Louis)
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  • Abstract: This contribution considers the exposure of a newborn infant (ekthesis) as a narrative ploy in Heliodorus’ Ethiopian History (fourth century ad). Besides being a common, almost institutional, practice in Greek cities, ekthesis is a recurring motif in Greek myth and fiction. In Heliodorus’ romance, exposure plays a key role, as may be traced in two passages (ii, 31-33 et iv, 8), which are considered here in different French translations.
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  • Pages: 73 to 83
  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-3390-0
  • ISSN: 2103-5636
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-3392-4.p.0073
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Collection: Encounters, n° 103
  • Parution date: 03-20-2015
  • Last edition: 2015
  • Language: French

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