Buy New
$54.00
Qty:1
  • List Price: $60.00
  • Save: $6.00 (10%)
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Writing of Orpheus: Greek Myth in Cultural Context Hardcover – November 25, 2002


Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$54.00
$46.71 $39.74

Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Hero Quick Promo
Browse in Books with Buzz and explore more details on selected titles, including the current pick, "The Good Girl" by Mary Kubica.

Product Details


Editorial Reviews

Review

Dazzling display of erudition and sometimes brilliant insights... Advanced students of mythology will find illumination in these pages.

(Penelope Murray Journal of Classics Teaching)

Anyone with an interest in either the theory of myth interpretation or any of the particular mythic complexes Detienne engages will find this a fascinating and provocative book.

(Radcliffe G. Edmonds III Bryn Mawr Classical Review)

What makes this book vitally important is Marcel Detienne's deep understanding of ancient Greek myth in its cultural context. Everything he writes here has been carefully thought through on many scholarly levels: I read here the best kind of work in philology, history, anthropology, and philosophy. On the surface, Detienne makes it all look so easy, but it is the hardest kind of research effort that has produced this brilliant collection of investigations.

(Gregory Nagy, Harvard University)

Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers