Masks of Charos in Modern Greek Demotic Songs - Sources, Representations, and Context, Paperback / softback Book

Masks of Charos in Modern Greek Demotic Songs - Sources, Representations, and Context Paperback / softback

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This book focuses on the figure of Charos, widespread throughout the Hellenic world, including Cyprus and the Pontus region, and the folk mythology of modern Greece.

Michal Bzinkowski, analyzing Greek demotic songs, especially mirologia (dirges) and the songs of the Underworld and Charos, as well as an Acritic cycle of alleged Byzantine origin, sets out to ascertain the characteristics of this enigmatic and ambiguous personage.

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