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Greek Mythology: An Introduction - Graf, Fritz, Professor, and Marier, Thomas, Professor (Translated by), and Maraier, Thomas (Translated by)

Allegorists in ancient Greece attempted to find philosophical and physical truths in myth. Plato, who resolutely excluded myths from the sphere of truth, thought that they could express ideas in a realm he could not reach with dialectical reasoning. Freud built a science around the myth of Oedipus, saying that myths were "distorted wish dreams of ...

Greek Mythology: An Introduction 1996, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801853951

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Greek Mythology: An Introduction 1993, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801846571