Myth and Society in Ancient Greece - Jean-Pierre Vernant

Myth and Society in Ancient Greece by Jean-Pierre Vernant delineates a compelling new vision of ancient Greece that takes us far from the calm and familiar images of Polykleitos and the Parthenon, and reveals a culture of slavery, of blood sacrifice, of perpetual and ritualised warfare, of ceremonial hunting and ecstasies.In his provocative discussions of various institutions and practices including war, marriage, and the city state, Vernant unveils a complex and previously unexplored intersection of the religious, social, and political structures of ancient Greece. He concludes with a genealogy of the study of myth from antiquity to the present, and offers a critique of structuralism.

Book Title: 

Myth and Society in Ancient Greece

Author: 

Vernant, Jean-Pierre

Translator: 

Janet Lloyd

Publisher: 

Zone Books

Edition: 

First revised

Year Published: 

1990

Binding: 

Soft cover

ISBN: 

0942299175

Pages: 

279

Dimensions: 

23 × 15.3 × 2.4 cm

Book Weight: 

0.442 kg

Condition: 

Second hand, very good

Price: 

ZAR 90.00

In Stock: 

1

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