King Arthur in Antiquity

Anderson, Graham (2004) King Arthur in Antiquity. Routledge, London, UK, 208 pp. ISBN 0415317142. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Offers the first professional consideration of the title ‘Arktouros’ in Greek legend: it is applied to an early king of Arkadia who fortified a site called Table (Trapezus) and has other links with traditional ‘Arthurian’ features. Suggests a radical challenge to traditional dating and location of Arthurian legend, whose scholars are not normally equipped to read archaic Greek texts. Offers a picture of an archaic Arthur which would explain his ‘mythic’ status at an early stage and make him an import of the same type as the West Asiatic St. George.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Maureen Nunn
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:51
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:02
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