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Imaginary Greece The Contexts of Mythology

ISBN-10: 0521338654

ISBN-13: 9780521338653

Edition: 1994

Authors: Richard Buxton

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Description:

This is a study of Greek myths in relation to the society in which they were originally told. It does not re-tell the myths; rather, it offers an analysis of how myths played a fundamental role in the lives of the Greeks. The relation between reality and fantasy is discussed by means of three case studies: the landscape, the family, and religion. Most of all, this book seeks to demonstrate how the seemingly endless variations of Greek mythology are a product of its particular people, place, and time.
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Book details

List price: $46.99
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/16/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction
Narrative Contexts
Telling tales
Myths in performance
Performance into text
Images in context
Re-Imagining the World
Cookery and recipes
Landscape
Family
Religion
What was the Point?
The actors' perceptions
Modern perspectives; Epilogue