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Athenian Myths and Institutions: Words in Action Paperback – March 21, 1991

ISBN-13: 978-0195067194 ISBN-10: 0195067193 Edition: 1st

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"A wonderful little book! Embodies much of modern scholarship and the most interesting new ideas. Good bibliography."--Gail Cabisius, Agnes Scott College

"Exceptionally valuable background material. Should be placed on reserve everywhere humanities courses are still taught."--Ira Bloomgarden, John Jay College

"Will be an excellent reference and recommended text for my current mythology class."--Louise Ackley, Boise State University

"Highly provocative and very readable."--Ancient World

"A major contribution to the study of Athenian myths and their impact. This work will be of interest to students and scholars of the classics, anthropology, cultural history, and gender studies."--History: Reviews of New Books

"The study's value lies in its lively documentation of the central role that the use of myth in literature and the arts played in the political and military ideology of imperial Athens....Of all students of Greek mythology."--Choice

"Not only an original and comprehensive discussion of the relationship between mythmaking and socio-political institutions, but also describes phenomena still occurring today."--Diane Legomsky, St. Norbert College

"A happy combination of scholarship and readability that provides students with an invaluable understanding of how myth functioned in Athenian culture, and how we interpret classic texts as part of our ongoing mythmaking. Students report no trouble understanding it. It's refreshing to have a text from which the instructor can learn!"--Bruce Omundson, Lansing Community College

"Very useful for demonstrating the relationship between myth and propaganda. Clearly and concisely written, it is a pleasure to read, and it will be very useful as ancillary reading for literature, history, and mythology classes."--Patricia P. Matsen, University of South Carolina

"Will enrich courses in classical myth and will provide a depth and perspective well beyond what one normally finds in a standard length hardbook!"--John Makowski, Loyola University of Chicago

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William Blake Tyrrell and Frieda S. Brown are both at Michigan State University.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (March 21, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195067193
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195067194
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,767,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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