Maria-Luiza Dumitru Oancea, Mystification and Fear: Two Instances of the Pseudo-Heroic Mode in Apollonius’s Argonautika

Mystification and Fear: Two Instances of   the Pseudo-Heroic Mode in Apollonius’s Argonautika

Maria-Luiza Dumitru Oancea

Abstract: Mystification  and  fear  are  two  attributes  of  the  pseudo-heroic   mode  in Apollonius‟s Argonautika. The former concerns the subversive means of obtaining the heroic status, whereas the latter is an all-consuming desire of those who mystify reality to hide their true identity. Here, we show that Apollonius of Rhodes makes use of the two attributes mentioned in a plea for the hero‟s humanity.

Keywords: Apollonius, Jason, Medeea, secret, mask, derision, Apsyrtus, fear, mystification, anti-heroism.

To cite the article:  Maria-Luiza Dumitru Oancea (2012) “Mystification and Fear: Two Instances of   the Pseudo-Heroic Mode in Apollonius’s Argonautika”,  International Journal of Cross-Cultural Studies and Environmental Communication NO. 2 2012, Vol. 1 Iss: 2, pp. 87-95

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