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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 entire nations, the dreams of early mankind." No body of myth has served more purposes - or been subject to more analysis - than Greek mythology. This is a revised translation of ...

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

ISBN-13: 9780801853951

Revised edition

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

ISBN-13: 9780801846571