Most widely held works about Marcel Detienne
Most widely held works by Marcel Detienne
The masters of truth in Archaic Greece by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
43 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 737 libraries worldwide
The Masters of Truth in Archaic Greece traces the odyssey of "truth," Aletheia, from mythoreligious to philosophical thought in archaic Greece. Marcel Detienne's starting point is a simple observation: In archaic Greece, three figures - the diviner, the bard, and the king - all share the privilege of dispensing truth by virtue of the religious power of divine memory which provides them with knowledge, both oracular and inspired, of the present, past, and future. Beginning with this definition of the prerational meaning of truth, Detienne proceeds to elaborate the complex conceptual and historical contexts from which emerges the philosophical notion of truth still influencing Western philosophy today.
The creation of mythology by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
27 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 701 libraries worldwide
"Par un spécialiste de la Grèce ancienne, auteur de La Vie quotidienne des dieux grecs.
Dionysos slain by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
21 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 700 libraries worldwide
Myth, religion, and society : structuralist essays ( Book )
3 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
The cuisine of sacrifice among the Greeks by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
17 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 647 libraries worldwide
Religion - Kult - Rituale - Heiligtum - Opfer - Opferplatz.
Dionysos at large by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
22 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 644 libraries worldwide
Cunning intelligence in Greek culture and society by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
39 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 595 libraries worldwide
The daily life of the Greek gods by Giulia Sissa ( Book )
21 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 591 libraries worldwide
The gardens of Adonis : spices in Greek mythology by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
39 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 573 libraries worldwide
"Rich with implications for the history of sexuality, gender issues, and patterns of hellenic literary imagining, Marcel Detienne's landmark book, first published in 1972, recast long-standing ideas about the fertility myth of Adonis. The author challenges Sir James Frazer's thesis that the vegetation god Adonis - whose premature death was mourned by women and whose resurrection marked a joyous occasion - represented the annual cycle of growth and decay in agriculture. Using the analytic tools of structuralism, Detienne shows instead that the festivals of Adonis depict a seductive but impotent and fruitless deity - whose physical ineptitude led to his death in a boar hunt, after which his body was found in a lettuce patch. Contrasting the festivals of Adonis with the solemn ones dedicated to Demeter, the goddess of grain, he reveals the former as a parody and negation of the institution of marriage." "Detienne considers the short-lived gardens that Athenian women planted in mockery for Adonis's festival, and explores the function of such vegetal matter as spices, mint, myrrh, cereal, and wet plants in religious practice and in a wide selection of myths. His inquiry exposes, among many things, the way sin which women of various martial statuses were regarded and attitudes toward sexual activity ranging from "perverse" acts to marital relations."--BOOK JACKET.
The writing of Orpheus : Greek myth in cultural context by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and French and held by 369 libraries worldwide
The Greeks and us : a comparative anthropology of Ancient Greece by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Par le biais de la comparaison avec d'autres civilisations et par l'aller-retour entre hier et aujourd'hui, il s'agit ici de porter un regard neuf sur les questions de fond auxquelles sont confrontées nos sociétés : comment se fabrique le politique ? Qu'est-ce qu'un autochtone ? Qu'est-ce que la civilisation occidentale ?
Comparing the incomparable by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 303 libraries worldwide
Les Savoirs de l'écriture : en Grèce ancienne ( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in French and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Homère, Hésiode et Pythagore; poésie et philosophie dans le pythagorisme ancien by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
8 editions published in 1962 in French and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Crise agraire et attitude religieuse chez Hésiode by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
8 editions published in 1963 in French and Undetermined and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Transcrire les mythologies: tradition, écriture, historicité ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Apollon le couteau à la main : une approche expérimentale du polythéisme grec by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in French and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Esquisser le geste de folie meurtrière d'un dieu et jusque dans son temple, à Delphes, avec ses gestes, ses pratiques, ses instruments, c'est tenter une approche expérimentale du polythéisme, en le prenant dans une entreprise qui vise la confrontation de polythéismes multiples, et dans la manière et dans le style.
Comment être autochtone : du pur Athénien au Français raciné by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 90 libraries worldwide
De la pensée religieuse à la pensée philosophique: la notion de daïmôn dans le pythagorisme ancien by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
5 editions published in 1963 in French and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Tracés de fondation ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in French and Undetermined and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Adonis (Greek deity) Aesthetics Aesthetics, Ancient Agriculture--Economic aspects Alētheia (The Greek word) Anthropology Apollo (Greek deity) Aromatic plants Aromatic plants--Mythology Civilization Civilization, Modern--Greek influences Criticism, interpretation, etc. Cults Culture diffusion Demonology Dionysia Dionysus (Greek deity) Ethnology--Comparative method Folklore Gods, Greek Greece Greek language--Writing Greek language--Written Greek Greek poetry Group identity Hesiod History History--Comparative method Homer Iliad (Homer) Intellectual life Language and culture Manners and customs Myth Mythology Mythology, Greek Orpheus (Greek mythology) Philosophy, Ancient Poetry Polytheism Pythagoras Pythagoras and Pythagorean school Reasoning Religion Sacred meals Sacrifice Social sciences and history Truth Writing Written communication
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