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Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece By Jean-Pierre Vernant

Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece

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Jean-Pierre Vernant and Pierre Vidal-Naquet are leaders in a contemporary French classical scholarship that has produced a stunning reconfiguration of Greek thought and literature.
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Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece by Jean-Pierre Vernant

Jean-Pierre Vernant and Pierre Vidal-Naquet are leaders in a contemporary French classical scholarship that has produced a a stunning reconfiguration of Greek thought and literature. In this work, published here as a single volume, the authors present a disturbing and decidedly non-classical reading of Greek tragedy that insists on its radical discontinuity with our own outlook and with our social, aesthetic, and psychological categories. Originally published in French in two volumes, this new single-volume edition includes revised essays from volume one and is the first English translation of both volumes.

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Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece Reviews


"Myth and Tragedy is a book to be unreservedly welcome for its progressive unfolding of ideas which have proved consistently fertile in new perceptions and for thinking that is in the best sense individual as well as collective." Times Literary Supplement "What is Dionysiac about Greek tragedy, Vernant suggests, and specific to the genre, is the 'otherness' of the hero, his belonging to an absent world that no longer exists, and the blurring and shifting of the boundaries between illusion and reality that result for the audience... Myth and Tragedy is a book to be unreservedly welcome for its progressive unfolding of ideas which have proved consistently fertile in new perceptions." Times Literary Supplement

About Jean-Pierre Vernant


The late Jean-Pierre Vernant was Professor of Comparative Study of Religions at the College de France in Paris. Pierre Vidal-Naquet is Director of Studies and Professor of Sociology at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. Janet Lloyd is a translator and writer living in England.

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GOR005563340
Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece by Jean-Pierre Vernant
Jean-Pierre Vernant
Zone Books
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Zone Books
1990-08-29
528
0942299191
9780942299199
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