Peter Green - From Ikaria To The Stars. PDF

PDF Shows the degree of mythification and deception (of oneself no less than of others) of which the human mind is capable Advances new ideas about why the human urge to make myths persists across the millennia and why the borderland between mythology and history can sometimes be hard to map Underscores how mythic expression opens a door into non-rational and quasi-rational modes of thought in which it becomes possible to rewrite painful truths and unacceptable history Green looks at both specific problems in classical mythology and larger theoretical issues. His explorations underscore how mythic expression opens a door into non-rational and quasi-rational modes of thought in which it becomes possible to rewrite painful truths and unacceptable history - which is, Green argues, a dangerous enterprise. His study of the intersections between classical mythology and Greek history ultimately drives home a larger point, the degree of mythification and deception (of oneself no less than of others) of which the human mind is capable.

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