Athenian Myths and Institutions: Words in Action

Paperback | September 1, 1995

byWm Blake Tyrrell, Frieda S. Brown

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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.

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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 cultur...

William Blake Tyrrell and Frieda S. Brown are both at Michigan State University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.27 × 5.51 × 0.71 inPublished:September 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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"Will enrich courses in classical myth and will provide a depth and perspective well beyond what one normally finds in a standard length hardbook!"--John Makowski, Loyola University of Chicago