The Greek Myths That Shape the Way We Think By Richard Buxton

  • Narrated by: Gareth Richards
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Release date: 01-17-23

The Greek Myths That Shape the Way We Think By Richard Buxton AudioBook Summary

How do ancient Greek myths find themselves retold and reinterpreted in cultures across the world, several millennia later? In this volume, bestselling author Richard Buxton explores the power that eight iconic Greek myths hold in the modern world. Buxton traces these stories and archetypes from their ancient forms through their transformations over time in literature, art, cinema, psychology, and politics.

Over their long lives, Greek myths have expressed a myriad of meanings. This erudite yet accessible exploration examines how the world’s most influential myths have survived to the present, and how they have shaped our ideas on everything from family and society to sexuality and culture.

As Buxton explains, each of the eight featured myths is fundamental to the way we think about ourselves and the world. The figure of Prometheus has inspired science fiction icons from Mary Shelley to Ridley Scott. The tragedy of Medea has had a profound impact on theater, feminism, and even criminology. Oedipus’s influence stretches far beyond Freud. The rich visual tradition inspired by Greek myths—from pottery to paintings to popular culture—illustrates this wide-ranging, sometimes surprising study, making this book thought-provoking and a must-listen.

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