Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece

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Author  Jean-Pierre Vernant
Publisher  Zone Books
Publication Date   August 29, 1990
ISBN  0942299191
Pages  538

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Jean Pierre-Vernant and Pierre Vidal-Naquet are leaders in a contemporary French classical scholarship that has produced a a stunning reconfiguration of Greek thought and literature. In this work, published here as a single volume, the authors present a disturbing and decidedly non-classical reading of Greek tragedy that insists on its radical discontinuity with our own outlook and with our social, aesthetic, and psychological categories. Originally published in French in two volumes, this new single-volume edition includes revised essays from volume one and is the first English translation of both volumes.

Pierre Vidal-Naquet is Director of Studies and Professor of Sociology at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. Jean Pierre-Vernant is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Study of Ancient Religions at the Coll├Ęge de France. Janet Lloyd is a translator and writer living in England. Distributed for Zone Books.

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