James Joyce's Daedalus: Transformations of Ovid, Vergil, and Plato

Stephen Rojcewicz


An examination of the classical sources available to James Joyce for the character of Daedalus, and how he used them in creating his character Stephen Dedalus in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

A separate article with Stephen Rojcewicz's translations of the relevant passages from Vergil and Ovid accompanies this article in this issue.


Irish literature; classical literature; Latin literature; Daedalus and Icarus; Stephen Dedalus; James Joyce; Virgil; Ovid; Plato

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