Starting with a look at the sometimes confusing way in which the 'Pillars of Hercules' are represented in the modern Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia (German, English, French and Italian versions), the article tries to show how the notion of these 'Pillars' developed in early Greek literature, where they were located (first in Classical and then in Later Antiquity), what metaphorical significance they acquired (already in Pindar), and how they lived on beyond Antiquity, in the poetry of Dante and in the age of Christopher Columbus.

Trad. di Heinz-Günther Nesselrath, Le colonne d’Ercole: un confine mitologico e il suo significato nell’antichità classica

ALVONI, GIOVANNA
2011

Abstract

Starting with a look at the sometimes confusing way in which the 'Pillars of Hercules' are represented in the modern Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia (German, English, French and Italian versions), the article tries to show how the notion of these 'Pillars' developed in early Greek literature, where they were located (first in Classical and then in Later Antiquity), what metaphorical significance they acquired (already in Pindar), and how they lived on beyond Antiquity, in the poetry of Dante and in the age of Christopher Columbus.
Heinz-Günther Nesselrath
Die Säulen des Herakles – eine mythische Landmarke und ihre Bedeutung in der Klassischen Antike
G. Alvoni
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