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Myth and the Polis

Myth and the Polis

Hardback Myth and Poetics

Edited by Dora Carlisky Pozzi, Edited by John M. Wickersham

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  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 19mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 3 July 1991
  • Publication City/Country: Ithaca
  • ISBN 10: 0801424739
  • ISBN 13: 9780801424731
  • Edition statement: New.

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This fresh and thought-provoking book deepens our understanding of the dynamic relationship between the creation of myth and the development of the ancient Greek polis, or city-state, during crucial periods in archaic and classical Greece. Examining the diverse texts which crystallized Greek oral tradition, nine chapters by a multidisciplinary group of scholars focus both on the role of the community as the shaper and transmitter of myth and on the function of myth and ritual in the development of political authority in Greek society.

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