Barbanera, Marcello (2013). The Envy of Daedalus. Essay on the Artist as Murderer. München: Wilhelm Fink Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7705-5604-5

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Why the myth of Daedalus, the protos euretes, is connected with envy and murder? The author takes as his starting point Ovid’s Metamorphoses, where Daedalus’ envy drives him to murder his pupil and nephew Perdix. He also considers the passage of Seneca the Elder, about the painter Parrhasius and the citizen from Olynthus, that he had tortured in order to paint the agony of Prometheus. The first case is a topos of the artist’s biography which im- plies, that the craft of the artisan was held as a guarded secret; the second is related to mimesis. The author questions what role the topos of the artist as murderer plays in text and imagery, from the Middle Ages to modern literature.

Item Type: Book, conference item or legal commentary
Creators:
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Barbanera, MarcelloUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Editors:
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Blamberger, GünterUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Boschung, DietrichUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Corporate Creators: Internationales Kolleg Morphomata
Corporate Contributors: Internationales Kolleg Morphomata
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-78785
Series Name at the University of Cologne: Morphomata Lectures Cologne
Publisher: Wilhelm Fink Verlag
ISBN: 978-3-7705-5604-5
Volume: 4
Subjects: History of ancient world
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Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Internationales Kolleg Morphomata
Language: English
Date: 2013
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Funders: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Place of Publication: München
Refereed: No
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/7878

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