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Dasht Arzhane M, Moraveneh N, Gharibi N. Analyzing the Reflection of Greek Mythology in the Works of Nezami. CLRJ 2015; 3 (1) :165-190
URL: http://clrj.modares.ac.ir/article-12-4026-en.html
1- Associate Professor of Persian Language and Literature, University of Shiraz, Fars, Iran
2- Ph.D. student of Persian Language and Literature, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran
3- M.A. in Persian Literature, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran
Abstract:   (9332 Views)
Literature of different nations have always influenced each other mutually from the ancient time until now, and fewer people can be found that have remained unaffected of these influences. For example, we can consider two ancient countries, Iran and Greece that their relations and cultural exchanges have reflected at their literature in various forms. Research demonstrating the influence of the poets and their works on each other can be very useful to understanding the ambiguities of their works. In this paper, by analysis of Nezami's works,  it was made clear that Nezami, through the translation of Greek works into Arabic or Persian, was familiar with Greek mythology, and directly or indirectly has inspired many of his stories from Greek mythology, as some stories such as "Alexander and the Barber", "Jamshid and His Confidant Friend", "Alexander and  Noushabeh", "Senseless City", "Pastor and the Ring" and "Fetneh" have been adapted from  the Greek mythologies such as "Mydas King" "Amazons" "Maylo", and "Gyges or Zhyres".        
Keywords: Nezami, myth, Greece
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Received: 2013/11/27 | Accepted: 2014/06/9 | Published: 2015/03/21

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