Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece

Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece

Jean-Pierre Vernant


Jean Pierre-Vernant and Pierre Vidal-Naquet are leaders in a modern French classical scholarship that has produced a a beautiful reconfiguration of Greek concept and literature. during this paintings, released right here as a unmarried quantity, the authors current a tense and decidedly non-classical interpreting of Greek tragedy that insists on its radical discontinuity with our personal outlook and with our social, aesthetic, and mental different types. initially released in French in volumes, this new single-volume variation comprises revised essays from quantity one and is the 1st English translation of either volumes.Pierre Vidal-Naquet is Director of stories and Professor of Sociology on the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. Jean Pierre-Vernant is Professor Emeritus of Comparative examine of historic Religions on the Collège de France. Janet Lloyd is a translator and author residing in England. allotted for sector Books.

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