Greek Gods, Human Lives: What We Can Learn from Myths

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Price
$50.40
Publisher
Yale University Press
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Pages
304
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.9 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780300107692

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About the Author

Mary Lefkowitz is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Department of Classical Studies, Wellesley College. She has taught a highly popular introductory Greek mythology course for more than twenty-five years and has written extensively on ancient history and mythology. Among her books is Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as History, which led to appearances on national radio talk shows and on 60 Minutes as well as to interviews in the Boston Globe and the Washington Post.

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"A great success. . . . Acute and fascinating."--Jasper Griffin, New York Review of Books

"[The] excellent scholar Mary Lefkowitz . . . briskly retells [some of the] classic myths, not only from Homer, Hesiod, and Greek tragedy, but also those to do with the voyage of the Argonauts and the adventures of Virgil's Aeneas."--Peter Green, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"[From] a super-competent, sometimes controversial, and always engaging professional classicist, . . . [a] fascinating study."--Tracy Lee Simmons, Washington Post