Taking Ancient Mythology Economically

Taking Ancient Mythology Economically

by Silver
     
 

The primary objective of this book is to decipher the 'codes' or polysemous signs of many prominent myths of the Graeco-Roman and Near Eastern worlds and thereby to expose their hidden economic meaning.See more details below

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The primary objective of this book is to decipher the 'codes' or polysemous signs of many prominent myths of the Graeco-Roman and Near Eastern worlds and thereby to expose their hidden economic meaning.

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'Es ist eine reizvolle Lektüre. Sie erschließt neue Einblicke uach dem, der seiner These nicht folgen will...'
Walter Beltz, Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte, 1994.
'...the book is well worth reading.'
David I. Owen, Religious Studies Review, 1994.
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Silver deciphers the codes of mythology, thereby exposing the hidden (from us) economic meaning of many prominent myths of the Greco-Roman and ancient Near-Eastern worlds. Reversing the priorities of the structuralists, Silver analyzes myths within the context of what is known about ancient economic structures, rather than seeking to establish the timeless essence of a myth or to isolate the (supposedly) peculiar ancient mindset. Interpretations are broadened, reinforced, and compared to available nonmythological sources--textual, archaeological, and philological. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004097063
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1992
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.42(h) x 1.07(d)

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