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Journal

2006 | 61 | 1-2 | 29-55

Article title

Hecataeus of Abdera's 'On the Hyperboreans': History of Research (1848-2005) and an Attempt at Interpretation

Authors

Content

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Languages of publication

PL

Abstracts

EN
The article contains an analysis of the preserved fragments of Hecataeus of Abdera's work 'On the Hyperboreans' and a Polish translation of the most important ones. It seems that Hecataeus did not intend to depict an ideal of the pious and virtuous life in order to edify the reader. 'On the Hyperboreans' was not a utopia in the strict sense of the term. It was meant to be an entertaining novel describing a journey to a miraculous country. The writer probably did not imitate Pytheas of Massilia's work 'On the Ocean'. One should reject the hypothesis that Hecataeus' Hyperboreans were modeled on the Egyptians.

Journal

Year

Volume

61

Issue

1-2

Pages

29-55

Physical description

Document type

ARTICLE

Contributors

author
  • M. Winiarczyk, Uniwersytet Wroclawski, Instytut Historyczny, ul. Szewska 49, 50-139 Wroclaw, Poland

References

Document Type

Publication order reference

Identifiers

CEJSH db identifier
08PLAAAA04879259

YADDA identifier

bwmeta1.element.99748b8b-c4e5-38bc-8040-d1ab60e30039
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