Series 14 Vol 1 No 2 (2018)
Articoli

La représentation de la Nuit dans l’Antiquité grecque : fondements, spécificités, significations

Clara Granger
Laboratoire HISOMA (UMR 5189), Université Lumière Lyon II, Lyon, France

Published 2019-07-11

Keywords

  • Night,
  • Nyx,
  • Moon,
  • Selene,
  • personifications,
  • iconography,
  • greek art,
  • spatio-temporal framework
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How to Cite

Granger, C. (2019). La représentation de la Nuit dans l’Antiquité grecque : fondements, spécificités, significations. Bollettino Della Società Geografica Italiana, 1(2), 43-51. https://doi.org/10.13128/bsgi.v1i2.518

Abstract

The representations and evocations of the night, as a luminary and a divinity, seem to be codified, at least systematized in Greek art. The Night, Nyx, is a goddess which is mostly depicted in opposition to other personifications, such as the Sun or the Moon. The reasons must be search both in iconography and mythology. Moreover, the representations of the Night and the figures opposed to her (but at the same time complementary) are symbolic of a temporal and also geographical frame.