Greek And Egyptian Mythologies

Paperback | November 15, 1992

EditorYves Bonnefoy

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The seventy-two entries in this volume explore, among other topics, the history, geography, and religion of Greece, Plato's mythology and philosophy, the powers of marriage in Greece, heroes and gods of war in the Greek epic, and origins of mankind in Greek myths. Ancient Egyptian cosmology, anthropology, rituals, and religion—closely linked to Greek mythology—are also discussed.

"In a world that remains governed by powerful myths, we must deepen our understanding of ourselves and others by considering more carefully the ways in which the mythological systems to which we cling and social institutions and movements to which we are committed nourish each other. Yves Bonnefoy's Mythologies not only summarizes the progress that has already been made toward this end, but also lays the foundation for the difficult work that lies ahead."—Mark C. Taylor, New York Times Book Review

"The almost 100 contributors combine, with characteristic precision and élan, the arts of science and poetry, of analysis and translation. The result is a treasury of information, brilliant guesswork, witty asides, and revealing digressions. This is a work of genuine and enduring excitement."—Thomas D'Evelyn, Christian cience Monitor

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The articles offer illuminating examples of the working of myth in cultures past and present-how we create, use, and are guided by systems of myth to answer fundamental questions about ourselves and our world.

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The seventy-two entries in this volume explore, among other topics, the history, geography, and religion of Greece, Plato's mythology and philosophy, the powers of marriage in Greece, heroes and gods of war in the Greek epic, and origins of mankind in Greek myths. Ancient Egyptian cosmology, anthropology, rituals, and religion—closely ...

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The articles offer illuminating examples of the working of myth in cultures past and present-how we create, use, and are guided by systems of myth to answer fundamental questions about ourselves and our world.

Format:PaperbackDimensions:294 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.9 inPublished:November 15, 1992Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226064549

ISBN - 13:9780226064543

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition, by Wendy Doniger
Preface to the English Edition of the Complete Work, by Wendy Doniger
Preface to the French Edition of the Complete Work, by Yves Bonnefoy
Contributors
Part 1 - Introduction: The Interpretation of Mythology
Part 2 - Greece
Part 3 - Egypt
Index

From Our Editors

The articles offer illuminating examples of the working of myth in cultures past and present-how we create, use, and are guided by systems of myth to answer fundamental questions about ourselves and our world.