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2012 | 16 | 157-163
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‘Who lives and must not die’. The myth of Adonis in Hellenistic poetry

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The paper analyses the functions and use of the myth of Adonis in two Hellenistic poets: Bion and Theocritus. The chief aspects taken into account are the connection of Adonis with the feminine sphere of life and religion as well as court poetry and royal propaganda.
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16
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157-163
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