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Title: Myth and the Polis
Author: Pozzi, Dora C John M. Wickersham (ed)
Publisher: Cornell University Press; Publication Date: 1991
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780801424731
Volumes: 1; Pages: 248
List Price in Cloth: $62.95 Our price: $62.95
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This fresh and thought-provoking book deepens our understanding of the dynamic relationship between the creation of myth and the development of the ancient Greek polis, or city-state, during crucial periods in archaic and classical Greece. Examining the diverse texts which crystallized Greek oral tradition, nine chapters by a multidisciplinary group of scholars focus both on the role of the community as the shaper and transmitter of myth and on the function of myth and ritual in the development of political authority in Greek society.