Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The reception of Semiramis

BIBLIOGRAPHIA IRANICA: Semiramis: From Antiquity to the Modern Times. Notice of a New Book: Droß-Krüpe, Kerstin. 2020. Semiramis, de qua innumerabilia narrantur: Reception and argumentation of the Queen of Babylon from antiquity to the opera seria of the Baroque (Classica et Orientalia, 25). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz (in German).

Semiramis (Shammuramat) was a real Neo-Assyrian queen who reigned in the late eighth century BCE. But in the Greek Fantasy Babylon tradition she became the founder of the city of Babylon.

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