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Detienne, Marcel

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Works: 180 works in 757 publications in 8 languages and 11,172 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore 
Roles: Director, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Collaborator
Classifications: B187.T7, 292.13
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Most widely held works by Marcel Detienne
The cuisine of sacrifice among the Greeks by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
27 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Religion - Kult - Rituale - Heiligtum - Opfer - Opferplatz
The gardens of Adonis : spices in Greek mythology by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
39 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 716 WorldCat member 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 daily life of the Greek gods by Giulia Sissa ( Book )
31 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Myth, religion, and society : structuralist essays ( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The masters of truth in Archaic Greece by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member 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
Dionysos slain by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The creation of mythology by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dionysos at large by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cunning intelligence in Greek culture and society by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
12 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les ruses de l'intelligence : la mètis des Grecs by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
35 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in French and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les maîtres de vérité dans la Grèce archaïque by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
43 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The writing of Orpheus : Greek myth in cultural context by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'invention de la mythologie by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
26 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Par un spécialiste de la Grèce ancienne, auteur de La Vie quotidienne des dieux grecs
Les Savoirs de l'écriture : en Grèce ancienne ( Book )
18 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in French and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Greeks and us : a comparative anthropology of Ancient Greece by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comparing the incomparable by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dionysos à ciel ouvert by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
21 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dionysos mis à mort by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
21 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in French and Spanish and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homère, Hésiode et Pythagore; poésie et philosophie dans le pythagorisme ancien by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
13 editions published between 1952 and 1962 in 3 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crise agraire et attitude religieuse chez Hésiode by Marcel Detienne ( Book )
12 editions published in 1963 in 4 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Detienne, M. 1935-
Detienne, Marcel
Etienne, Marcel d'
مارسيل ديتيان، 1935-
Languages
French (212)
English (93)
Spanish (27)
Italian (12)
Portuguese (5)
German (4)
Danish (2)
Catalan (1)
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