A Presença da Mitologia Clássica e Pensamento Filosófico em Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen: The Presence of Classical Mythology and Phiosophical Thinking in Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen

Miguel Santos Vieira

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Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen’s work arises first and fore- mostly from the presence of classical culture and her passion for Greece. We do not find, however, a strict interpretation of the founding myths but a very personal recreation of mythic elements within the poet’s quest for the origins of being. This paper aims to show the poetical and philosophical sign- posts that overarch Sophia’s return to Greece.
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)63-84
Number of pages21
JournalRevista Terceira Margem-Programa de Pós Graduação em Ciência da Literatura
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Sophia Mello Breyner Andresen
  • Portuguese Contemporary Poetry
  • Mithology
  • Hellenistic Philosophy

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