Athenian Myths and Institutions: Words in Action / Edition 1

Athenian Myths and Institutions: Words in Action / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0195067193
ISBN-13:
9780195067194
Pub. Date:
11/28/1990
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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Athenian Myths and Institutions: Words in Action / Edition 1

This book analyzes the relationships between Athenian myths and the institutions that informed them. In particular, it examines how myths encode thoughts on ritual, the code of the warrior, marriage, and politics. Combining traditional historical and literary criticism with the approaches of anthropologists, feminist critics, and cultural historians, the authors study specific examples of the epic and tragedy, as well as funeral orations and the Parthenon marbles, to illuminate the ways mythic media exploited the beliefs, concepts, and practices of fifth-century Athens, simultaneously exemplifying and shaping that culture.

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ISBN-13: 9780195067194
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/28/1990
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.70(d)

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