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From Ikaria to the stars : classical mythification, ancient and modern

Author: Peter Green
Publisher: Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2004.
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Annotation "I hadn't, till I really started digging, gauged the fierce intensity of the need for myth in the human psyche, of any age, or sensed the variety of motives dictating that need," writes Peter Green in the introduction to this wide-ranging collection of essays on classical mythology and the mythic experience. Using the need for myth as the starting point for exploring a number of topics in Greek mythology  Read more...
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Green, Peter, 1924-
From Ikaria to the stars.
Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003019707
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Green
ISBN: 0292797559 9780292797550
OCLC Number: 191662575
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 324 pages)
Contents: "These fragments have I shored against my ruins" : Apollonius Rhodius and the social revalidation of myth for a new age --
The flight-plan of Daedalus --
Works and days, 1-285 : Hesiod's invisible audience --
Athenian history and historians in the fifth century B.C. --
The metamorphosis of the Barbarian : Athenian Panhellenism in a changing world --
Text and context in the matter of Xenophon's exile --
Rebooking the flute-girls : a fresh look at the chronological evidence for the fall of Athens and the eight-month rule of the thirty --
A variety of Greek appetites --
Alexander's Alexandria --
The Muses' birdcage : then and now --
How political was the Stoa? --
Ancient ethics, modern therapy --
Getting to be a star : the politics of Catasterism --
The innocence of Procris : Ovid AA 3.687-746 --
Magic and the principle of apparent causality in Pliny's Natural history.
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