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

Greek Gods Human Lives What We Can Learn from Myths In Greek Gods Human Lives classicist Mary Lefkowitz reintroduces readers to the literature of ancient Greece Lefkowitz demonstrates that these stories although endlessly entertaining are never fri

  • Title: Greek Gods, Human Lives: What We Can Learn from Myths
  • Author: Mary Lefkowitz
  • ISBN: 9780300101454
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In Greek Gods, Human Lives, classicist Mary Lefkowitz reintroduces readers to the literature of ancient Greece Lefkowitz demonstrates that these stories, although endlessly entertaining, are never frivolous The Greek myths as told by Homer, Ovid, Virgil, and many others offer crucial lessons about human experience Greek mythology makes vivid the fact that the gods cIn Greek Gods, Human Lives, classicist Mary Lefkowitz reintroduces readers to the literature of ancient Greece Lefkowitz demonstrates that these stories, although endlessly entertaining, are never frivolous The Greek myths as told by Homer, Ovid, Virgil, and many others offer crucial lessons about human experience Greek mythology makes vivid the fact that the gods control every aspect of the lives of mortals, but not in ways that modern audiences have properly understood We can learn much from these myths, Lefkowitz shows, if we understand that they are stories about religious experience about the meaning of divinity, the nature of justice, and the limitations of human knowledge These myths spoke to ancient audiences and helped them to comprehend their world With Mary Lefkowitz as an interpreter, these myths speak to us as well.
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    • R. C. says:

      This is my first choice of book to re-read when I'm feeling too distracted to process something new. Great literature. Great gods. Great insights.

    • Colin says:

      A fascinating book on the role of the gods in Greek mythology and how that related to (or relates to) human life . . . especially compelling because we are so often told that the Greeks' myths about their gods were not meant to be in any way instructive about how to live life. Myths analyzed from primary sources by Mary Lefkowitz, whose scholarship and common sense prevailed in the "Black Athena" controversy.

    • David says:

      Skip this one. Reads like a truck radiator manual -- in Mandarin.

    • Cressida says:

      I loved this book! The only book I read slowly on purpose. It's a really good read.

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