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Author Vernant, Jean-Pierre, 1914-2007.

Title Mortals and immortals : collected essays / Jean-Pierre Vernant ; Froma I. Zeitlin, editor
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1991]


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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
Analysis Civilization History, B.C. 775 - A.D. 323
Civilization History, B.C. 775 - A.D. 323
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the French
Subject Greece -- Religion.
Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C.
Author Zeitlin, Froma I.
LC no. 90046651
ISBN 0691068313 (cloth)