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Title From myth to reason? : studies in the development of Greek thought / edited by Richard Buxton.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.

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Subject Mythology, Greek.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Alt Name Buxton, R. G. A.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 368 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-355) and index.
Contents From logos to mythos / Glenn W. Most -- Re-evaluating Gernet : value and Greek myth / Sitta von Reden -- Rationalization and disenchantment in ancient Greece : Max Weber among the Pythagoreans and Orphics? / Jan Bremmer -- The logic of cosmogony / Walter Burkert -- Myth, memory, and the chorus : 'tragic rationality' / John Gould -- The rhetoric of Muthos and Logos : forms of figurative discourse / Claude Calame -- Mythology : reflections from a Chinese perspective / Geoffrey Lloyd -- Euenius the negligent nightwatchman (Herodotus 9. 92-6) / Alan Griffiths -- 'Myth into Logos' : the case of Croesus, or the historian at work / Francois Hartog -- Monsters in Greek ethnography and society in the fifth and fourth centuries BCE / Dominique Lenfant -- Rationalizing myth : methods and motives in Palaephatus / Jacob Stern -- Demythologizing the past, mythicizing the present : myth, history, and the supernatural at the dawn of the Hellenistic period / Albert Henrichs -- What is a Muthos for Plato? / Penelope Murray -- Myth, history, and dialectic in Plato's Republic and Timaeus-Critias / Christopher Rowe -- Myth and Logos in Aristotle / Thomas K. Johansen -- The use of purple in cooking, medicine, and magic : an example of interference by the imaginary in rational discourse / Mireille Belis -- Mythical production : aspects of myth and technology in antiquity / Fritz Graf.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585159998 (electronic bk.)
9780585159997 (electronic bk.)
9780198152347 (Cloth)
0198152345 (Cloth)
OCLC # 43477466
Additional Format Print version: From myth to reason?. New York : Oxford University Press, 1999 0198152345 (DLC) 98050450 (OCoLC)40489109
Table of Contents
 Notes on the Contributors 
 Introduction / Richard Buxton1
IHistory of a Polarity 
 1From Logos to Mythos / Glenn W. Most25
IIMyth and Reason in Practice 
 2Re-evaluating Gernet: Value and Greek Myth / Sitta von Reden51
 3Rationalization and Disenchantment in Ancient Greece: Max Weber among the Pythagoreans and Orphics? / Jan Bremmer71
IIIMythical Logic 
 4The Logic of Cosmogony / Walter Burkert87
 5Myth, Memory, and the Chorus: 'Tragic Rationality' / John Gould107
IVPolarities Dissolved 
 6The Rhetoric of Muthos and Logos: Forms of Figurative Discourse / Claude Calame119
 7Mythology: Reflections from a Chinese Perspective / Geoffrey Lloyd145
VMyth and/or/into History and Ethnography 
 8Euenius the Negligent Nightwatchman (Herodotus 9. 92-6) / Alan Griffiths169
 9'Myth into Logos': The Case of Croesus, or the Historian at Work / Francois Hartog183
 10Monsters in Greek Ethnography and Society in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries BCE / Dominique Lenfant197
 11Rationalizing Myth: Methods and Motives in Palaephatus / Jacob Stem215
 12Demythologizing the Past, Mythicizing the Present: Myth, History, and the Supernatural at the Dawn of the Hellenistic Period / Albert Henrichs223
VIPhilosophers' Myths 
 13What Is a Muthos for Plato? / Penelope Murray251
 14Myth, History, and Dialectic in Plato's Republic and Timaeus-Critias / Christopher Rowe263
 15Myth and Logos in Aristotle / Thomas K. Johansen279
VIIMyth, Reason, and Techniques 
 16The Use of Purple in Cooking, Medicine, and Magic: An Example of Interference by the Imaginary in Rational Discourse / Mireille Belis295
 17Mythical Production: Aspects of Myth and Technology in Antiquity / Fritz Graf317

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