Athenian Myths and Institutions: Words in Action

Athenian Myths and Institutions: Words in Action


By (author) William Blake Tyrrell, By (author) Frieda S. Brown

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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

Product description

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