The Universe, The Gods, And Men: Ancient Greek Myths Told by Jean-Pierre Vernant

September 17, 2002|
The Universe, The Gods, And Men: Ancient Greek Myths Told by Jean-Pierre Vernant by JEAN-PIERRE VERNANT
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In this enchanting retelling of Greek myth, Jean-Pierre Vernant combines his deep knowledge of the subject with an original storytelling style. Beginning with the creation of Earth out of Chaos, Vernant continues with the castration of Uranus, the war between the Titans and the Olympian gods, the wily ruses of Prometheus and Zeus, and the creation of Pandora, the first woman. His narrative takes readers from the Trojan War to the voyage of Odysseus, from the story of Dionysus to the terrible destiny of Oedipus, to Perseus''s confrontation with the Gorgons.

Jean-Pierre Vernant has devoted himself to the study of Greek mythology. In recounting these tales, he unravels for us their multiple meanings and brings to life the beloved figures of legend whose narratives lie at the origin of our civilization.

Jean-Pierre Vernant is a professor at the Collège de France in Paris and one of the foremost classicists of our time. He is the author of numerous scholarly books on Greek thought, myths, tragedy, politics, society, and religion.Linda Asher, a former editor at The New Yorker, has translated into English many French language writ...
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Title:The Universe, The Gods, And Men: Ancient Greek Myths Told by Jean-Pierre Vernant
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.51 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.51 in
Published:September 17, 2002
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060957506

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