The Wisdom of the Myths

The Wisdom of the Myths

How Greek Mythology Can Change your Life

Book - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
A professor of philosophy at the Sorbonne explores Greek mythology, illuminating their lessons and meaning and shedding new light and depth upon the bases of our of perceiving the world and our fellow man. Original. 30,000 first printing.

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More than 100,000 copies sold in France

A fascinating new journey through Greek mythology that explains the myths' timeless lessons and meaning

Heroes, gods, and mortals. The Greek myths are the founding narratives of Western civilization: to understand them is to know the origins of philosophy, literature, art, science, law, and more. Indeed, as Luc Ferry shows in this masterful book, they remain a great store of wisdom, as relevant to our lives today as ever before. No mere legends or clichés ("Herculean task," "Pandora's box," "Achilles heel," etc.), these classic stories offer profound and manifold lessons, providing the first sustained attempt to answer fundamental human questions concerning "the good life," the burden of mortality, and how to find one's place in the world. Vividly retelling the great tales of mythology and illuminating fresh new ways of understanding them, The Wisdom of the Myths will enlighten readers of all ages.



Baker
& Taylor

A professor of philosophy explores Greek mythology, illuminating the myths' timeless lessons and meanings and shedding new light and depth upon the bases of our perceiving the world and our fellow man.

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, c2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062215451
0062215450
Branch Call Number: 292.13 F418w
Characteristics: 404 p. ; 21 cm

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