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Greek Mythology - Poetics, Pragmatics and Fiction (Hardcover): Claude Calame

Greek Mythology - Poetics, Pragmatics and Fiction (Hardcover)

Claude Calame; Translated by Janet Lloyd

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Myths are not simple narrative plots. In ancient Greece, as in other traditional societies, these tales existed only in the poetic or artistic forms in which they were set down. To read them from an anthropological point of view means to study their meaning according to their forms of expression - epic recitation, ritual celebration of the victory of an athlete, tragic performance, erudite Alexandrian poetry, antiquarian prose text; in other words, to study the functions of Greek myths in their permanent retelling and reshaping. Falling between social reality and cultural fiction, Greek myths were evolving creations, constantly adapting themselves to new conditions of performance. Using myths such as those of Persephone, Bellerophon, Helen and Teiresias, Claude Calame presents an overview of Greek mythology as a category inseparable from the literature in which so much of it is found. The French edition of this book was first published in 2000.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2009
First published: 2009
Authors: Claude Calame
Translators: Janet Lloyd
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-0-521-88858-5
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > Classical, early & medieval
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Pre-Christian European & Mediterranean religions > Ancient Greek religion
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Pre-Christian European & Mediterranean religions > Ancient Greek religion
LSN: 0-521-88858-1
Barcode: 9780521888585

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