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Born of the Earth: Myth and Politics in Athens

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One of the world's most renowned classicists here offers a fascinating look at myths of origins and their role in ancient Greek civic ideology. Through a series of critical interpretations of Athenian myths, Nicole Loraux explores the meaning of democracy in its first form, which excluded from its benefits women, slaves, and foreigners. Arguing that these stories have much ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published June 15th 2000 by Cornell University Press
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