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Detienne, Marcel

Works: 154 works in 891 publications in 14 languages and 11,831 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Director, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor, Contributor
Classifications: BL820.B2, 292.13
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Publications about Marcel Detienne
Publications by Marcel Detienne
Most widely held works by Marcel Detienne
The masters of truth in Archaic Greece by Marcel Detienne( Book )
85 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,074 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
Cunning intelligence in Greek culture and society by Marcel Detienne( Book )
73 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,010 libraries worldwide
The gardens of Adonis : spices in Greek mythology by Marcel Detienne( Book )
80 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 971 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
The creation of mythology by Marcel Detienne( Book )
48 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 952 libraries worldwide
"Par un spécialiste de la Grèce ancienne, auteur de La Vie quotidienne des dieux grecs
Dionysos slain by Marcel Detienne( Book )
50 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 867 libraries worldwide
The cuisine of sacrifice among the Greeks by Marcel Detienne( Book )
36 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 855 libraries worldwide
Religion - Kult - Rituale - Heiligtum - Opfer - Opferplatz
Dionysos at large by Marcel Detienne( Book )
45 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 843 libraries worldwide
The daily life of the Greek gods by Giulia Sissa( Book )
41 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 762 libraries worldwide
Myth, religion, and society : structuralist essays ( Book )
10 editions published in 1981 in English and French and held by 735 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 writing of Orpheus : Greek myth in cultural context by Marcel Detienne( Book )
26 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and French and held by 473 libraries worldwide
Comparing the incomparable by Marcel Detienne( Book )
25 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 456 libraries worldwide
The Greeks and us : a comparative anthropology of Ancient Greece by Marcel Detienne( Book )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 433 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 Savoirs de l'écriture : en Grèce ancienne ( Book )
19 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in French and held by 275 libraries worldwide
Apollon le couteau à la main une approche expérimentale du polythéisme grec by Marcel Detienne( Book )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 231 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
Crise agraire et attitude religieuse chez Hésiode by Marcel Detienne( Book )
14 editions published in 1963 in 4 languages and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Homère, Hésiode et Pythagore; poésie et philosophie dans le pythagorisme ancien by Marcel Detienne( Book )
18 editions published between 1952 and 1962 in 4 languages and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Transcrire les mythologies : tradition, écriture, historicité ( Book )
9 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 127 libraries worldwide
La Déesse parole : quatre figures de la langue des dieux : série d'entretiens entre Georges Charachidzé, Marcel Detienne, Gilbert Hamonic, Charles Malamoud et Carlo Severi by Georges Charachidzé( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in French and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Tracés de fondation ( Book )
9 editions published in 1990 in 3 languages and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Comment être autochtone : du pur Athénien au Français raciné by Marcel Detienne( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 103 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Detienne, M. 1935-
Detienne, Marcel
Etienne, Marcel d'
Marcel Detienne Belgian historian
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 (357)
English (120)
Italian (84)
Spanish (44)
German (7)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (7)
Romanian (6)
Portuguese (5)
Danish (2)
Slovenian (1)
Russian (1)
Catalan (1)
Dutch (1)
Czech (1)
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