par Andrianne, Gilles
Editeur scientifique Cannuyer, Christian;De Smet, Daniel;Lebrun, René
Référence LIIIe édition des Journées des Orientalistes Belges(53: 13-14.03.2015: Musée Gallo-romain de Tongres), Acta Orientalia Belgica 29 - Entre Orient et Occident, Circulation des hommes, porosité des héritages. Rika Gyselen in honorem, Vol. 29, page (113-126)
Publication Publié, 2016
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Résumé : Greece, a crossroad between what are considered the Western and Eastern worlds, often forces scholars to revise methodologies when comparison with other cultures is concerned. This contribution uses the bending of the bow by Odysseus and other narrative structures (1. Draupadī’s svayaṃvara in the Mahābhārata ; 2. Sītā’s in the Rāmāyaṇa ; 3. Hittite Paskuwatti’s ritual against sexual impotence; 4. the Ugaritic legend of Aqhat) to review the two tendencies in comparatism, i.e. traditional Indo-European comparatism and contacts between Greece and the Eastern World. Even though they are artificially opposed in scholarly literature, both reveal to be complementary in order to fully encompass the complexity and depth of a particular cultural domain.