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This remarkable work of scholarship sought to deal with the very roots of European civilisation and thought: the fundamental beliefs about life, mind, body, soul and human destiny which were embodied in the myths, legends and customs of the ancients and later emerged, often unrecognized, in literature, philosophy and science. Professor Onians adduces an extraordinary range of comparative evidence, predominantly from Greece and Rome, but also from Norse, Celtic, Jewish, Indian, Chinese and Christian sources. The volume remains a fascinating compendium of ideas, conjectures and explanations which can continue to stimulate and inform the anthropologist, historian of science and philosophy, and classicist.

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ISBN: 9780521347945
ISBN-10: 0521347947
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 34mm)
Pages: 602
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Feb-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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