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The Greeks and the Irrational / Edition 2

The Greeks and the Irrational / Edition 2

by Eric R. Dodds


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520242302
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 06/16/2004
Series: Sather Classical Lectures Series , #25
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 335
Sales rank: 616,465
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

IAgamemnon's Apology1
IIFrom Shame-Culture to Guilt-Culture28
IIIThe Blessings of Madness64
IVDream-Pattern and Culture-Pattern102
VThe Greek Shamans and the Origin of Puritanism135
VIRationalism and Reaction in the Classical Age179
VIIPlato, the Irrational Soul, and the Inherited Conglomerate207
VIIIThe Fear of Freedom236
Appendix IMaenadism270
Appendix IITheurgy283

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The Greeks and the Irrational 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Pandaros on LibraryThing 21 days ago
Despite being first published in 1951 and considering all of the advances in anthropology, psychology and our knowledge of Greek civilisation, Dodds' book still holds its place as an important understanding of the Greek mind and civilisation. It was hugely controversial when it was published and still has that tag.However, to my mind there are only three chapters worth reading: Agamemnon's Apology, Guilt Culture to Shame Culture and Reactions to Rationalism. There is only so much one can say about irrationalism in Greek culture and the other chapters feel as if they were filler.
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Great Writing....!... Wonderful...! LOVE it...!