7Dec

Four Well-Travelled Tales


A cartographic representation of how the stories Pygmalion, Oedipus, Faust and Leviathan have travelled the world. Click to enlarge.

Curiously, the four stories chosen for this map all follow a roughly similar trajectory – originating on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, gaining artistic traction in Europe in literature, painting, music and dance, crossing over to America, and cinematography.

Via Big Think.

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About Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.

2 comments

  1. You could probably print out a fairly small one from that image!