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I]A spouse to Greek Mythology[/i] offers a sequence of essays that discover the phenomenon of Greek fable from its origins in shared Indo-European tale styles and the Greeks' contacts with their japanese Mediterranean neighbours via its improvement as a shared language and thought-system for the Greco-Roman world.

• good points essays from a prestigious foreign staff of literary experts
• comprises assurance of Greek myth's intersection with heritage, philosophy and religion
• Introduces readers to themes in mythology which are usually inaccessible to non-specialists
• Addresses the Hellenistic and Roman classes in addition to Archaic and Classical Greece

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Sadly, though we talk about initiation (Dowden, CH. 26) and about the ‘structural’ anthropologist Lévi-Strauss (Calame, CH. 27), we have little time to sketch in the imperial mission of nineteenth-century powers, above all Great Britain, and the competing ethnologies that they led to. Every paragraph of Bremmer’s chapter encapsulates something worth study in its own right as part of the history of Greek mythology and part of the ideas we and our modern intellectual forebears have lived through in order to build, or maybe weave, the subject we now study.

Anything that can be thought can be thought better with myth, or against its backcloth, or against it altogether (as in the case of Plato – Murray, CH. 9). Mythology as History As a condition of its being woven into a system, Greek mythology must gain internal links and sequences between its component myths. Thus, genealogy connects one myth with another and gives the illusion of narration in time. The action occurs, too, for the most part in real Greek landscapes. Indeed, geography is a key principle of the organization of the mythological system (see CHS 3, 11).

21, where she warns us of a number of ways in which this enterprise of ‘telling what’s in the picture’ can go wrong. The long reign of Philip II of Macedon (lived c. 382–36 BC, ruled 356–36 BC) and the short, brilliant career of his son Alexander III (the Great, 356–323 BC, ruled 336–323 BC) transformed the Greek world. Philip progressively brought the cities of mainland Greece under Macedonian control and established Macedon as a dominating power. 17 Not surprisingly, Alexander became mythologized in his own lifetime, fulfilling, as Mori explains in CH.

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