Ancient World

Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece

    Translated by
  • Janet Lloyd

Paperback

Price:
$27.95 / £22.00
ISBN:
Published:
10/17/1990
Copyright:
1988
Pages:
528
Size:
6 x 9 in.
Illus:
8 b/w illus.
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Jean-Pierre Vernant and Pierre Vidal-Naquet are leaders in a contemporary French classical scholarship that has produced a stunning reconfiguration of Greek thought and literature. In this work, the authors present a disturbing and decidedly nonclassical reading of Greek tragedy that insists on its radical discontinuity with our own outlook and with our social, aesthetic, and psychological categories. Originally published in French in two volumes, this new single-volume edition includes revised essays from Volume I as well as the first English translation of Volume II.