Imaginary Greece

Book Details

Author  Richard Buxton
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   July 29, 1994
ISBN  0521338654
Pages  268

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This is a study of Greek myths in relation to the society in which they were originally told. It does not re-tell the myths; rather, it offers an analysis of how myths played a fundamental role in the lives of the Greeks. The relation between reality and fantasy is discussed by means of three case studies: the landscape, the family, and religion. Most of all, this book seeks to demonstrate how the seemingly endless variations of Greek mythology are a product of its particular people, place, and time.

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