Myth and Society in Ancient Greece

Myth and Society in Ancient Greece

Jean-Pierre Vernant

In this groundbreaking learn, Jean Pierre-Vernant delineates a compelling new imaginative and prescient of historic Greece. Myth and Society in old Greece takes us faraway from the calm and ordinary pictures of Polykleitos and the Parthenon to bare a essentially different tradition: one in all slavery, of mask and dying, of scapegoats, of formality looking and ecstasies.

Vernant's provocative dialogue of varied associations and practices together with struggle, marriage, and sacrifice info the complicated intersection of the non secular, social, and political constructions of historic Greece. The e-book concludes with Vernant's authoritative family tree of the research of fable from antiquity to structuralism and beyond.

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