Mythical economic paradise replaces Ovid's Golden Age with a new form of Golden age



Kevin Morrison 

Syracuse University of USA

DOI: 8388/cshj/3453


The word mettle has a double meaning in this context; it means both the essence or quality of a person and a metallic substance.This is reinforced by the reference to rust which consumes the mind of the idle man. The reference to the dung beetle introduces a further level of meaning into the speech. It is suggested in this simile that the idle man, like the dung beetle, consumes without producing. The dung beetle feeds on filth and produces the same filth from which she then breeds. Like the idle man the dungbeetle bypasses the labour process. The traditional association "of shiny metal with faeces, or of lucre with filth links the dung beetle with the circulation of money. It may be seen as theDukatensheisseror shitter of ducats" (Shell 12).While in Bakhtin's agrarian society dung symbolised the transformative relationship between man and matter, in an emergent capitalist economy, matter and money become equated. Money is food and drink and sex.


On the Ancient mythological stories in the West European History


Evelyn Anderson 

University of Liverpool, UK

DOI: 8388/cshj/644


The ostensible subject of this article is, then, early Stuart drama, but it would be misleading to suggest that theatre provided the sole domain of interest in the Danae myth in the early modern period. Christopher Marlowe made vivid play with the storyline in his poetry, both in his translations of Ovid'sElegies(where further examples of Ovidian encounters with the Danae story can be located) and inHero and Leander, where the glass pavement in Venus's temple, depicting "gods in sundry shapes," has beneath it "Danae’s statue in a brazen tower."

Keywords: myth, myth, West, Europe, ancient


"The decrepit nobility" and "community": the burgundian lands in the face of French aggression in 1477

by Chrisopher S. Pelling
University of Illinois, USA

Description military conflicts took most of the Medieval-postglacial chronicles. Burgundy historians pursued the purpose of glorifying the exploits of the Knights. However, the events that followed the death of Charles the Bold at Nancy in 1477, showed that many members of the second class devoted to the interests of Burgundy home or advocated idiomatic with the king, while the citizens are actively defended Mary of Burgundy. Zhan Moline, who described the events of that period, "chromo key" and prosimetrum "Shipwreck of the Virgin", clearly demonstrated the inability of "decrepit nobility" to perform its functions and the pursuit of "Community" to defend the rights of the Duchess.
Keywords: The nobility, townspeople, Zhan Moline, betrayal, the French invasion.