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This deeply probing and elegantly written book interprets the charged sexual structure of the ancient Greek family and compares ancient Greek narcissism with that of contemporary middle-class America.
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"This deeply probing and elegantly written book interprets the charged sexual structure of the ancient Greek family and compares ancient narcissism with that of contemporary middle-class America."--Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • Series: Princeton Legacy Library
  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (June 25, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691002223
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691002224
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,958,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Clay on November 13, 2000
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I read this book as an undergraduate at Berkeley. The book really opened my mind and affected me deeply. A large part of our civilization is based upon Greek philosophy, and we generally idolize them as intellectual heroes. But Slater's work investigates how the Greek family structure, with its extremely repressed women, affected Greek male psychology, and how this is reflected in their mythic structure. Slater's revelations made me re-think the whole Western investment in the Greek ethos.
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