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    DescriptionWhen Jean-Pierre Vernant first published Myth and Thought among the Greeks in 1965, it transformed the field of ancient Greek scholarship, calling forth a new way to think about Greek myth and thought. In eighteen essays--three of which, along with a new preface, are translated into English for the first time--Vernant freed the subject of ancient Greece from its philological chains and reread the questions of "muthos" and "logos" within multifaced and transdisciplinary contexts--of religion, ritual, and art, philosophy, science, social and economic institutions, and historical psychology. A major contribution to both the humanities and the social sciences, Myth and Thought among the Greeks aims to come to terms with a single, essential question: How were individual persons in ancient Greece inseparable from a social and cultural environment of which they were simultaneously the creators and products? Seven themes organize this stellar work--from "Myth Structures" and "Mythic Aspects of Memory and Time" to "The Organization of Space," "Work and Technological Thought," and "Personal Identity and Religion." A master storyteller, an innovative, precise, and original thinker, Vernant continues to change the narratives we tell about the histories of civilizations and the histories of human beings in their individual and collective identities.


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    Title
    Myth and Thought Among the Greeks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-Pierre Vernant, Translated by Janet Lloyd, Translated by Jeff Fort
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 505
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781890951603
    ISBN 10: 1890951609
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    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
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    DC22: 938
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 180
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 180
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    LC classification: B178 .V413 2006
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHD, NHC
    Publisher
    ZONE BOOKS
    Imprint name
    ZONE BOOKS
    Publication date
    13 June 2006
    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
    "A classic since it first appeared in 1965, this book has lost nothing of its originality and brio. A collection of essays whose themes are seemingly disparate... Myth and Thought among the Greeks owes its unity to Vernant's innovative methodology... This book remains today a passionate and profound inquiry of the Greeks, both distant from and near to us in the evolution of their structures and mental activities." L'Ecrivain