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Detienne, Marcel

Works: 183 works in 869 publications in 11 languages and 11,184 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Director, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Interviewee, Thesis advisor, Contributor
Classifications: BL820.B2, 292.13
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Dionysos slain by Marcel Detienne( Book )
51 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 889 libraries worldwide
Dionysos at large by Marcel Detienne( Book )
48 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 865 libraries worldwide
The gardens of Adonis : spices in Greek mythology by Marcel Detienne( Book )
76 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 861 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."--Jacket
Myth, religion, and society : structuralist essays by Marcel Detienne( Book )
13 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and French and held by 743 libraries worldwide
The essays in this volume explore different aspects of the relation between Greek myth and Greek thought between the Archaic period (Homer and Hesiod) and the Hellenistic period, highlighting both the continuities and the contrasts in the Greek interpretations and 'uses' of myth. With the exception of the essay by Louis Gernet, all bear traces of the authors; attempts to combine older views stemming essentially from Durkheim and his pupils with Levi-Strauss's version of structuralism. Because the potential field is unmanageably large this selection concentrates on four important areas: the value of Greek myth in revealing the underlying coherence of Greek views of divinity; the manner in which Greek myth constructed meanings for Greek culture as a whole by selecting and combining certain motifs derived from different areas of life; the relationship between myth and delicate areas of social existence such as the nature of the value of certain objects and the passage of individuals from one status to another; and finally, the role of the myth in providing 'forms' for breaking rules - both in order to confirm the norm and to provide symbolic and actuals means of escape from dominant social rules and meanings. This book should be of interest to students in a number of disciplines concerned with myth and ancient society
The creation of mythology by Marcel Detienne( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 577 libraries worldwide
Cunning intelligence in Greek culture and society by Marcel Detienne( Book )
16 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
The cuisine of sacrifice among the Greeks by Marcel Detienne( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 520 libraries worldwide
The daily life of the Greek gods by Giulia Sissa( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 496 libraries worldwide
The writing of Orpheus : Greek myth in cultural context by Marcel Detienne( Book )
25 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and French and held by 479 libraries worldwide
Comparing the incomparable by Marcel Detienne( Book )
29 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 472 libraries worldwide
The Greeks and us : a comparative anthropology of Ancient Greece by Marcel Detienne( Book )
24 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 450 libraries worldwide
"In this new volume, the French historian Marcel Detienne focuses on Eurocentric approaches which have trumpeted the Greeks and their democratic practices as 'our' ancestors and the superiority of the Western tradition to which they gave rise. He argues that such approaches can be seen as narrow-minded and often covertly nationalistic. Detienne advocates what he calls 'comparative anthropology' which sets out to illuminate the comparisons and contrasts between the beliefs, practices and institutions of different ancient and modern societies. Detienne aims to put the Greeks in perspective among other civilizations and also to look afresh at questions of political structure, literacy, nationhood, intellect and mythology."--Jacket
Les ruses de l'intelligence : la mètis des Grecs by Marcel Detienne( Book )
42 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 407 libraries worldwide
L'invention de la mythologie by Marcel Detienne( Book )
31 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 339 libraries worldwide
"Par un spécialiste de la Grèce ancienne, auteur de La Vie quotidienne des dieux grecs
La Cuisine du sacrifice en pays grec by Marcel Detienne( Book )
26 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in French and Undetermined and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Religion - Kult - Rituale - Heiligtum - Opfer - Opferplatz
Les Savoirs de l'écriture : en Grèce ancienne ( Book )
19 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in French and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Crise agraire et attitude religieuse chez Hésiode by Marcel Detienne( Book )
15 editions published in 1963 in 4 languages and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Homère, Hésiode et Pythagore; poésie et philosophie dans le pythagorisme ancien by Marcel Detienne( Book )
17 editions published in 1962 in 3 languages and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Apollon le couteau à la main une approche expérimentale du polythéisme grec by Marcel Detienne( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in French and held by 202 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
La vie quotidienne des dieux grecs by Giulia Sissa( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in French and held by 180 libraries worldwide
The masters of truth in Archaic Greece by Marcel Detienne( Book )
14 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 145 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
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Alternative Names
Detienne, M. 1935-
Detienne, Marcel
Detienne, Marcel, 1935-
Etienne, Marcel d'
Marcel Detienne Belgian historian
Marcel Detienne Belgisch antropoloog
Marcel Detienne belgischer Religionswissenschaftler, Altphilologe, historischer Anthropologe und Kulturkomparatist
Marcel Detienne storico e storico delle religioni belga
Детьен, Марсель
Марсел Детиен
مارسيل ديتيان، 1935-
مارسيل ديتيين، 1935-
French (294)
English (113)
Italian (32)
Spanish (23)
German (7)
Romanian (4)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (4)
Danish (2)
Portuguese (2)
Catalan (1)
Czech (1)
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