The Sea In The Greek Imagination
|Publisher||University of Pennsylvania Press|
|Release Date||06 November 2015|
|Rating||4/5 from 21 reviews|
Marie-Claire Beaulieu unifies the multifarious representations of the sea and sea crossings in Greek myth and imagery by positing the sea as a cosmological boundary between the mortal world, the underworld, and the realms of the immortal. Through six in-depth case studies, she shows how, more than a simple physical boundary, the sea represented the buffer zone between the imaginary and the real, the transitional space between the worlds of the living, the dead, and the gods.