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Mortals and immortals : collected essays

Author: Jean Pierre Vernant; Froma I Zeitlin; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1991.
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Published in 1991, this collection of nineteen essays delves into themes such as: death, the body, the soul, the individual, and relations between mortals and immortals; the mask, the mirror, the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Pierre Vernant; Froma I Zeitlin; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0691068313 9780691068312 0691019312 9780691019314
OCLC Number: 22346475
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 1991.
Description: viii, 341 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction / Froma I. Zeitlin --
Mortals and immortales : the body of the divine --
A "beautiful death" and the disfigured corpse in Homeric epic --
India, Mesopotamia, Greece : three ideologies of death --
Panta Kala : from Homer to Simonides --
Feminine figues of death in Greece --
Death in the eyes : Gorgo, figure of the other --
In the mirror of Medusa --
From the "presentification" of the invisible to the imitation of appearance --
The birth of images --
Psuche : simulacrum of the body or image of the divine? --
The figure and functions of Artemis in myth and cult --
Artemis and rites of sacrifice, initiation, and marriage --
Between shame and glory : the identity of the young Spartan warrior --
Artemis and preliminary sacrifice in combat --
History and psychology --
Greek religion, ancient religions --
A general theory of sacrifice and the slaying of the victims in the Greek Thusia --
Speech and mute signs --
The individual within the city-state.
Responsibility: Jean-Pierre Vernant ; Froma I. Zeitlin, editor.
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