The Semiotic Use of the Cave in Classical and Modern Greek Literature

By Agathi Georgiadou.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This paper deals with the semiotic use of space in literature and particularly with the symbolism of the "cave" and the modalities of its meaning in Greek literature.

Keywords: Cave, Allegory, Space, Darkness and Light, Knowledge and Ignorance, Love and Death, Uterus, Evil, Desire, Instinct, Time

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.5-10. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.827MB).

Dr Agathi Georgiadou

I was born in Cyprus. I have studied Classics at Athens University and received my Ph.D at King's College London. My thesis' title is "Political Terminology and Ideology in Thucydides". I have taught for one year at the Faculty of Arts, University of Crete, and several years in Greek secondary public schools. I have worked for the Education Research Centre of Greece for six years taking part in research projects on evaluation, in the PISA project of the OECD and other activities of the Centre. For the last two years I have been working for the Pedagogical Institute of the Ministry of Education of Greece. Among my duties is giving seminars to in-service teachers on Classics and Literature. I am also a trainer in the Initial Teacher Training Programmes of the Ministry of Education. I have written several educational books and articles on Ancient Greek and Modern Literature and I have participated in Conferences on Education and Literature.


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