Comparative Anthropology of Ancient Greece
By (author) Marcel Detienne
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Comparative Anthropology of Ancient Greece by Marcel Detienne
Book Description"Comparative Anthropology of Ancient Greece" looks at the anthropology of the Greeks and other cultures across space and time, and in the process discovers aspects of the art of comparability. Historians and ethnologists can pool a wealth of knowledge about different cultures across space and time. Their joint task is to analyse human societies and to understand cultural products. Comparative analysis involves working together in an experimental and constructive enterprise. Marcel Detienne, alerted by dissonances, tries to see how cultural systems react not just to a touchstone category, but also to the questions and concepts that arise from the reaction. What does it mean to found something, or rather to establish a territory, or to have or not have roots? What is a site or a place?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674021259
(229mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies
Publisher: Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marcel Detienne
Greeks and Us, Paperback (July 2007)
The human race is all too pre-disposed to think in terms of us and them. Europeans have always laid claim to the Ancient Greeks they are our Greeks, our ancestors but their legacy reaches further than we could ever imagine. Their influence stretches from the Japanese to the Cossacks, from Ancient Rome to Indonesia.
Masters of Truth in Archaic Greece, Paperback (December 1999)
This volume traces the odyssey of truth "aletheia", from mytho-religious concept to philosophical thought in archaic Greece. The book begins with an examination of how truth in Greek literature first emerges as an enigma.
Gardens of Adonis, Paperback (April 1994)View all books by Marcel Detienne
Recasts various ideas about the fertility myth of Adonis. This book challenges Sir James Frazer's thesis that the vegetation god Adonis represented the annual cycle of growth and decay in agriculture. It uses the analytic tools of structuralism and shows instead that the festivals of Adonis depict a seductive but impotent and fruitless deity.
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Author Biography - Marcel Detienne
Marcel Detienne is the Basil L. Gildersleeve Professor of Classics at Johns Hopkins University.
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