1. Doing anthropology with the Greeks
2. From myth to mythology: ranging from native Americans to ancient Greeks
3. Transcribing mythologies. From Japan and New Caledonia to the pontiffs of Rome
4. The wide-open mouth of Truth
5. ‘Digging in’ in the times between Oedipus of Thebes and modern national identities
6. Comparabilities viewed from the vantage point of politics
Paul Cartledge, Times Higher Education Supplement
"Through his brilliant studies of Greek myth, religion and thought, Marcel Detienne has revolutionized our understanding of Greco-Roman antiquity. In this important new book the reader is treated to an exhilarating overview of Detienne's current thinking on the problems to which his extraordinarily fertile career has been devoted. It is a breathtaking intellectual Odyssey."
Sir Geoffrey Lloyd, Needham Research Institute
- Marcel Detienne is a pioneer in the field of Greek mythology and religion.
- This book draws upon a wealth of sources from societies ancient and modern.
- In the ‘The Greeks and Us’, the reader is treated to an exhilarating overview of current thinking on many of the problems to which his extraordinarily fertile scholarly career has been devoted.
- In his latest book, Detienne teaches us how to ‘do anthropology with the Greeks’.