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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Greeks and us.
Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, c2007
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Marcel Detienne; Janet Lloyd
|ISBN:||0745639011 9780745639017 9780745639000 0745639003|
|Language Note:||Translated from the French.|
|Notes:||"First published in French in 2005 by Éditions Perrin as Les Grecs et nous"--T.p. verso.|
|Description:||xiii, 159 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Doing anthropology with the Greeks --
From myth to mythology : from Native Americans to ancient Greeks --
Transcribing mythologies : from Japan and New Caledonia to the pontiffs of Rome --
The wide-open mouth of truth --
'Digging in' : from Oedipus of Thebes to modern national identities --
Comparabilities viewed from the vantage point of politics.
|Other Titles:||Grecs et nous.|
|Responsibility:||Marcel Detienne ; translated by Janet Lloyd ; with a preface by Sir Geoffrey Lloyd.|
"Ruthlessly, wittily, almost disarmingly, Detienne sets about discovering mythical emperors in all their nakedness, slaughtering sacred nationalistic cows and dethroning alleged democratic