More than 100,000 copies sold in France
A fascinating new journey through Greek mythology that explains
the myths'' timeless lessons and meaning
Heroes, gods, and mortals. The Greek myths are the founding
narratives of Western civilization: to understand them is to know
the origins of philosophy, literature, art, science, law, and more.
Indeed, as Luc Ferry shows in this masterful book, they remain a
great store of wisdom, as relevant to our lives today as ever
before. No mere legends or clichés ("Herculean task," "Pandora''s
box," "Achilles heel," etc.), these classic stories offer profound
and manifold lessons, providing the first sustained attempt to
answer fundamental human questions concerning "the good life," the
burden of mortality, and how to find one''s place in the world.
Vividly retelling the great tales of mythology and illuminating
fresh new ways of understanding them, The Wisdom of the
Myths will enlighten readers of all ages.