Foreign influences in the Greek language. Cultural and linguistic interconnections and interferences
AuthorMolina Muñoz, Pedro Jesús
PublisherLanguage Centre - University of Cyprus
SourceResearchers in Progress I. Languages in contact: Interconnections and Interferences
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This paper aims to present the evolution of the image of Silenus and the satyrs, to underline their dramatic importance and their survival through the centuries. At the same time, using these characters, remarks will be made on the influences in the Greek language from other languages in the Balkan Peninsula, and also the interconnections between the different mythologies. These characters, as members of the Dionysian thiasos, are related to many fertility rites, especially in the ancient Greek religion and mythology, that have survived to the present day and have evolved into a series of creatures, protagonists of the modern fertility rites of the earth that take place all over Europe, and in Greece, in particular, have become the main characters of the so-called "Dromena".