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    DescriptionMore than 100,000 copies sold in FranceA fascinating new journey through Greek mythology that explains the myths' timeless lessons and meaningHeroes, gods, and mortals. The Greek myths are the founding narratives of Western civilization: to understand them is to know the origins of philosophy, literature, art, science, law, and more. Indeed, as Luc Ferry shows in this masterful book, they remain a great store of wisdom, as relevant to our lives today as ever before. No mere legends or cliches ("Herculean task," "Pandora's box," "Achilles heel," etc.), these classic stories offer profound and manifold lessons, providing the first sustained attempt to answer fundamental human questions concerning "the good life," the burden of mortality, and how to find one's place in the world. Vividly retelling the great tales of mythology and illuminating fresh new ways of understanding them, The Wisdom of the Myths will enlighten readers of all ages.


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    Title
    The Wisdom of the Myths
    Subtitle
    How Greek Mythology Can Change Your Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Luc Ferry, Translated by Theo Cuffe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 404
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 313 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062215451
    ISBN 10: 0062215450
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF, HPCA
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14810
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Libri: ENGM5000
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
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    DC22: 184
    DC21: 184
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    B&T Approval Code: A10201500
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    DC22: 292.1/3
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    B&T Approval Code: A13283500
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
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    LC classification: BL785 .F3713 2014
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    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins
    Publication date
    01 July 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "A marvelously wise and expansive book. ... Ferry writes with warmth, wit, and energy; one could call his prose conversational, but it's rare to have a conversation quite this wonderful."--Boston Globe