Tracing the Cretan Labyrinth: Mythology, Archaeology, Topology, Phenomenology

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Paul A. Harris English Department, Loyola Marymount University

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This essay discusses the Cretan labyrinth in relation to J.T. Fraser’s concept of eotemporality. The Cretan labyrinth is treated in diverse contexts, including its depiction in mythology and the archaeological attempts to locate it. The topology of the ‘Cretan’ or ‘classical’ labyrinth is analyzed, and a phenomenological account of the temporal experience facilitated by walking the labyrinth is provided.

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