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Vieillards nourrissons et nourrissons sénescents

Abstract : Some ancient Greek authors developed oxymoronic images of suckling old men and senescent infants, assigning positive and /or negative values to them. These images appear in texts dealing with the End of a World (scourge) or the End of the World at periods when the cosmos speeds up and unheard-of havoc is wrought. These patterns can be understood to be part of the adynaton theme, often present in these myths where they are prodromes of the unconceivable mayhem that the gods - or God - unleash upon the universe.
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Christine Dumas-Reungoat. Vieillards nourrissons et nourrissons sénescents. Kentron. Revue pluridisciplinaire du monde antique, Presses Universitaires de Caen, 2002, Le statut et l’image du corps dans la mythologie et la littérature grecques, 18, pp.55-68. ⟨10.4000/kentron.1950⟩. ⟨hal-02889776⟩



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