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    DescriptionIn this groundbreaking study, Jean Pierre-Vernant delineates a compelling new vision of ancient Greece. Myth and Society in Ancient Greece takes us far from the calm and familiar images of Polykleitos and the Parthenon to reveal a fundamentally other culture one of slavery, of masks and death, of scapegoats, of ritual hunting and ecstasies.Vernant's provocative discussion of various institutions and practices including war, marriage, and sacrifice details the complex intersection of the religious, social, and political structures of ancient Greece. The book concludes with Vernant's authoritative genealogy of the study of myth from antiquity to structuralism and beyond.Jean Pierre-Vernant is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Study of Ancient Religions at the College de France in Paris. Janet Lloyd is a translator and writer living in England. Distributed for Zone Books.


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    Title
    Myth and Society in Ancient Greece
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-Pierre Vernant, Translated by Janet Lloyd
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    French
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780942299175
    ISBN 10: 0942299175
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    DC21: 938
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15400
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    DC22: 938
    B&T General Subject: 610
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DF78 .V4713 1988, DF78.V4713
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, NHTB, NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Edition statement
    New ed of 2 Revised ed
    Publisher
    ZONE BOOKS
    Imprint name
    ZONE BOOKS
    Publication date
    17 October 1990
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    The late Jean-Pierre Vernant was Professor of Comparative Study of Religions at the College de France in Paris.
    Review quote
    "This scholarly collection of studies follows Vernant's Myth and Thought and Myth and Tragedy, offering further insights into Greek social structure, concepts of slave production and economic growth, and the efforts of myths to define and shape social choices. This is no casual opinion piece: Vernant refers to research from ancient texts, forms concepts of Marxist class struggles, city-state interactions and social reforms from the twin influences of myth and history, and examines the structure of Greek religion and myths as it pertained to historic events... a fascinating, penetrating study." Diane C. Donovan , The Midwest Book Review