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    DescriptionThis is a study of Greek mythology in relation to its original contexts. Part one deals with the contexts in which myths were narrated: the home, public festivals, the lesche. Part two, the heart of the book, examines the relation between the realities of Greek life and the fantasies of mythology: the landscape, the family and religion are taken as case-studies. Part three focuses on the function of myth-telling, both as seen by the Greeks themselves and as perceived by later observers. The author sees his role as that of a cultural historian trying to recover the contexts and horizons of expectation which simultaneously make possible and limit meaning. He seeks to demonstrate how the seemingly endless variations of Greek mythology are a product of a particular community, situated in a particular landscape, and with these particular institutions.


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    Title
    Imaginary Greece
    Subtitle
    The Contexts of Mythology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Buxton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 268
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521338653
    ISBN 10: 0521338654
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T General Subject: 501
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 292.13
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190
    DC22: 292.1/3
    B&T Approval Code: A13283500
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    DC20: 292.13
    LC classification: BL782 .B87 1994, BL782.B87 1994
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, QRS
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    23 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    09 October 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Back cover copy
    This is a study of Greek mythology in relation to its original contexts. Part one deals with the contexts in which myths were narrated: the home, public festivals, the lesche. Part two, the heart of the book, examines the relation between the realities of Greek life and the fantasies of mythology; the landscape, the family and religion are taken as case studies. Part three focuses on the function of myth-telling, both as seen by the Greeks themselves and as perceived by later observers.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Part I. Narrative Contexts: 1. Telling tales; 2. Myths in performance; 3. Performance into text; 4. Images in context; Part II. Re-Imagining the World: 5. Cookery and recipes; 6. Landscape; 7. Family; 8. Religion; Part III. What was the Point?: 9. The actors' perceptions; 10. Modern perspectives; Epilogue.