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Women & WeaselsMythologies of Birth in Ancient Greece and Rome$
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Maurizio Bettini and Emlyn Eisenach

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226044743

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226039961.001.0001

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Conclusion: Alcmene's Thoughts

Conclusion: Alcmene's Thoughts

(p.218) Conclusion: Alcmene's Thoughts
Women & Weasels

Maurizio Bettini

University of Chicago Press

This chapter considers other variants of Alcmene's story that turn up unexpectedly in far distant lands. These variants are so similar to the stories that we have already seen that we will have no trouble at all recognizing the notes of La Folia; even if the weasel itself is absent.

Keywords:   Alcmene, childbirth, La Folia

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