Athenian Myths and Institutions: Words in Action

Athenian Myths and Institutions: Words in Action


This e-book analyzes the relationships among Athenian myths and the associations that expert them. particularly, it examines how myths encode concepts on ritual, the code of the warrior, marriage, and politics. Combining conventional historic and literary feedback with the ways of anthropologists, feminist critics, and cultural historians, the authors research particular examples of the epic and tragedy, in addition to funeral orations and the Parthenon marbles, to light up the methods mythic media exploited the ideals, strategies, and practices of fifth-century Athens, at the same time exemplifying and shaping that culture.

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