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Tuesday, June 08, 2004


Lefkowitz, Mary. Greek Gods, Human Lives: What We Can Learn from Myths. Yale, $30.

New Criterion: “provides insight and provokes thought…deeply humane.” Library Journal: “Drawing on original sources, her treatment is both accessible to the general reader interested in mythology and stimulating to the specialist. Highly recommended.” Publishers Weekly: “humane and deeply sympathetic.” New York Review of Books: “A great success…acute and fascinating.” Virginia Quarterly: “A work of significant interest to a wide readership. Nicely summarizes the pinnacle of Western wisdom on the good life and the risks it involves. From advanced high school students to commuting professionals, this book will find eager readers.” Booklist: “readers not already familiar with Greek literature may struggle to keep up.”


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