Athenian Myths and Institutions: Words in ActionPaperback
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- Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
- Format: Paperback | 240 pages
- Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 18mm | 318g
- Publication date: 21 March 1991
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0195067193
- ISBN 13: 9780195067194
- Edition statement: New.
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
This book provides an introduction to the critical interpretation of Athenian myths. It does not retell the various myths under consideration, but rather examines the myths from a variety of perspectives, including the traditional historical and literary-critical interpretations, as well as the more modern approaches of anthropologists, feminist critics, and in particular, the work of the French structuralists Jean-Pierre Vernant, Marcel Detienne, and Pierre Vidal-Naquet.
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'This work will be of interest to students and scholars of the classics, anthropology, cultural history, and gender studies' History