Myth and Thought Among the Greeks

Myth and Thought Among the Greeks

Jean-Pierre Vernant


When Jean-Pierre Vernant first released fantasy and concept one of the Greeks in 1965, it remodeled the sphere of old Greek scholarship, calling forth a brand new approach to take into consideration Greek fantasy and notion. In eighteen essays--three of which, in addition to a brand new preface, are translated into English for the 1st time--Vernant freed the topic of old Greece from its philological chains and reread the questions of "muthos" and "logos" inside of multifaced and transdisciplinary contexts--of faith, ritual, and paintings, philosophy, technology, social and fiscal associations, and historic psychology. a massive contribution to either the arts and the social sciences, delusion and idea one of the Greeks goals to return to phrases with a unmarried, crucial query: How have been person individuals in old Greece inseparable from a social and cultural setting of which they have been at the same time the creators and items? Seven subject matters manage this stellar work--from "Myth constructions" and "Mythic points of reminiscence and Time" to "The association of Space," "Work and Technological Thought," and "Personal identification and Religion." A grasp storyteller, an leading edge, designated, and unique philosopher, Vernant keeps to alter the narratives we inform concerning the histories of civilizations and the histories of humans of their person and collective identities.

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