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    Born of the Earth: Myth and Politics in Athens (Myth and Poetics) (Hardback) By (author) Nicole Loraux, Translated by Selina Stewart

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    DescriptionOne of the world's most renowned classicists here offers a fascinating look at myths of origins and their role in ancient Greek civic ideology. Through a series of critical interpretations of Athenian myths, Nicole Loraux explores the meaning of democracy in its first form, which excluded from its benefits women, slaves, and foreigners. Arguing that these stories have much to tell us about the present and the human condition, her book makes important claims about the role of the past in our understanding of the present. Loraux begins by discussing the Greek fascination with being born from the earth. Myths of autochthony, she asserts, shed important light on attitudes toward both foreigners and women in democratic states. She considers the role demarcated for women by the Pandora myth, according to which women are artificially created out of earth and therefore belong to a race apart. Her analysis also extends to contemporary issues, concluding with the place of the foreigner in democratic societies, ancient and modern. Originally published in France in 1996, Born of the Earth has been superbly translated into English by Selina Stewart.


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    Title
    Born of the Earth
    Subtitle
    Myth and Politics in Athens
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicole Loraux, Translated by Selina Stewart
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801434198
    ISBN 10: 080143419X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000, FIC010000
    B&T General Subject: 501
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 65
    DC21: 292.13
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    B&T Approval Code: A13280000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    DC22: 292.1/3
    B&T Approval Code: A24204000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: JC75.C5 L6713 2000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NK, DSBB, NHD, QRA
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2AHA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Publisher
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Cornell University Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Ithaca