Myth and Society in Ancient Greece

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9780942299168: Myth and Society in Ancient Greece

In this groundbreaking study, Jean Pierre-Vernant delineates a compelling
new vision of ancient Greece. Myth and Society in Ancient Greece
takes us far from the calm and familiar images of Polykleitos and the Parthenon to
reveal a fundamentally other culture: one of slavery, of masks and death, of
scapegoats, of ritual hunting and ecstasies.

Vernant's provocative
discussion of various institutions and practices including war, marriage, and
sacrifice details the complex intersection of the religious, social, and political
structures of ancient Greece. The book concludes with Vernant's authoritative
genealogy of the study of myth from antiquity to structuralism and beyond.

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About the Author:

The late Jean-Pierre Vernant was Professor of Comparative Study of Religions at the Collège de France in Paris.

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Text: English, French (translation)

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