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Book: Fabricating Authenticity

Chapter: In Their Own Terms

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.40288


In this chapter, Touna draws on the Coen brothers’ film O Brother, Where Art Thou? to consider the role of anachronism in modern representations and retellings of ancient Greek myths and history. Touna argues that claims of studying these histories “in their own terms” authorizes the scholar’s work rather than contending with the myriad of scholarly interests framing and constructing notions of “the past.”

Chapter Contributors

  • Vaia Touna ( - book-auth-747) 'University of Alabama'