The Uses of Greek Mythology

The Uses of Greek Mythology

By (author) Ken Dowden


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In an innovative sequence of topics, Ken Dowden explores the uses Greeks made of myth and the uses to which we can put myth in recovering the richness of their culture. Most aspects of Greek life and history - including war, religion and sexuality - which are discernable through myth, as well as most modern approaches, are given a context in a book which is designed to be useful, accessible and stimulating.

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 17.78mm | 299.37g
  • 01 Oct 1992
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0415061350
  • 9780415061353
  • 209,419

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..."the book constitutes an excellent Encheiridion for whoever wants quick but reliable general data about Ancient Greece, and in this regard, it will continue to offer further excellent services.."-" Journal of Indo-European Studies

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