This chapter aims at exploring and discussing the myth of Europa, as it has been described in Ancient Greece, in Roman times and in the Middle Ages and for its variants and interpretations in arts and literature over the centuries. Faced with the extensive body of studies about the history of Europe and the myth of Europa, our semiotic analysis delves into the hypothesis that the image of Europe is built on the myth of Europa. What are the distinctive feats of this myth and can they help us to grasp the most relevant characters of Europeans, in contrast and relationship with other cultures?

A Proper Name for a Proper Union. Europe’s mythological model

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2021-01-01

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This chapter aims at exploring and discussing the myth of Europa, as it has been described in Ancient Greece, in Roman times and in the Middle Ages and for its variants and interpretations in arts and literature over the centuries. Faced with the extensive body of studies about the history of Europe and the myth of Europa, our semiotic analysis delves into the hypothesis that the image of Europe is built on the myth of Europa. What are the distinctive feats of this myth and can they help us to grasp the most relevant characters of Europeans, in contrast and relationship with other cultures?
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