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The Craft of Zeus: Myths of Weaving and Fabric - Revealing Antiquity (Paperback)
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The Craft of Zeus: Myths of Weaving and Fabric - Revealing Antiquity (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 01/06/2001
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The fundamental gesture of weaving in The Craft of Zeus is the interlacing of warp and woof described by Plato in The Statesman--an interweaving signifying the union of opposites. From rituals symbolizing--even fabricating--the cohesion of society to those proposed by oracles as a means of propitiating fortune; from the erotic and marital significance of weaving and the woven robe to the use of weaving as a figure for language and the fabric of the text, this lively and lucid book defines the logic of one of the central concepts in Greek and Roman thought--a concept that has persisted, woof and warp crossing again and again, as the fabric of human history has unfolded.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674005785
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 254 g
Dimensions: 203 x 133 x 15 mm

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