Athenian Myths and Institutions

Athenian Myths and Institutions

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eBook - 1991
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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 ofanthropologists, 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, simultaneouslyexemplifying and shaping that culture.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
ISBN: 0195067193
0195067185
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vii, 229 p.)
Additional Contributors: Brown, Frieda S.
ebrary, Inc
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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