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

• positive aspects essays from a prestigious foreign crew of literary experts
• comprises assurance of Greek myth's intersection with historical past, 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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Indd 22 2/2/2011 9:46:11 AM Thinking through Myth, Thinking Myth Through 23 23. 5), but actually much longer: see Shipley (2000: 368–99). 24. On the ‘Greekness’, or at any rate non-Otherness, of the Trojans in Homer and in the Archaic period in general (by contrast with their later ‘orientalization’) see J. M. Hall (2007b: 346–50). 25. ), and on ‘Aeolism’, the theory of Latin as a dialect of Greek, Stevens (2006–7). 26. Though, Fox reminds us, Plutarch is also well aware of the oddness and Otherness to the Greek mind of many Roman traditions, as his work Roman Questions demonstrates (see pp.

33 That, in turn, had coincided, to the extent of some partnership in writing books,34 with the work of Carl Kerényi, whose oeuvre, particularly the series ‘Archetypal Images in Greek Religion’,35 largely puzzles and frustrates readers today if they have not approached it with an understanding of his effectively psychoanalytic convictions. No book can rise to the total challenge of myth and our readers will look in vain for some of the above (classical tradition, Barthes, mythocritique). But we are delighted to be able to take the story up to the opening of the Christian Middle Ages (Graf, CH.

Doty (2000) and the penetrating study of Von Hendy (2002), as well as, naturally, Jan Bremmer’s overview of the history of the study of the subject in this volume (CH. 28). NOTES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Assmann (1992: 49), building on work of Jan Vansina. See Sauzeau: online. For all these strands, see Dowden (2001). Cf. Dowden (2004: 196–204). On the way Pindar contends with the negative connotations of ‘professional’ poetry see Nagy 1989. 6. Even ‘the most Indo-European of Greek poets’ (M. L. West (2007: 15, quoting Calvert Watkins)).

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