The article attempts to consider the reception of the ancient myth in the literary and communicative space of the 20th century. The plots of the Trojan cycle, the images of heroes and gods, their actions and deeds, as well as the rich series of events of the “non-fictional” war, have repeatedly become the object of close attention of authors of various eras, but it was at the turn of the 20th-21st centuries. The appeal to the Trojan myth becomes more meaningful, which is associated with the reorientation of moral and aesthetic guidelines, crisis phenomena in the life of society and the search for new ideals.
Myths of Ancient Greece, according to V.A. Bachinin.s fair remark, will never lose the reader's and writer's interest, despite the constantly changing historical conditions. In the modern world, in the era of the rapid development of the global network, ancient mythology has gained a second wind: Greek heroes have become favorite characters in computer games, fan fiction, epics and memes. Modern writers are increasingly appealing to the ideals of the past, to ancient perfect images, trying to transform them into the realities of the present time with the help of artistic reception. The processes of re-creation and reconstruction of characters are of direct importance for the discovery of literary phenomena, influences and relationships. Since the images of Greek heroes received completely different interpretations in the literary and communicative space of the 20th century, this requires a more detailed and comprehensive study of the stated problem, which the authors tried to solve in this article.
Myth, ancient mythology, image, hero, reception, literary and communicative space.