THE MARRIAGE OF CADMUS AND HARMONY is a book without any modern parallel. Forming an active link in a chain that reaches back through Ovid's METAMORPHOSES directly to Homer, Roberto Calasso's re-exploration of the fantastic fables and mysteries we may only think we know explodes the entire world of Greek mythology, pieces it back together, and presents it to us in a new, and astonishing, and utterly contempory way.But here is Sparta in a nutshell. courtesy of a Plato at once laconic and vicious: aquot; These men . . . will be greedy for wealth, fiercely devoted ... with other peoplea#39;s, which they covet, and they will talte their pleasures behind closed doors. snubbing the law the way a child snubs his father, ... aquot;The best Spartan thinkers do not believe it would be safe to live together with those they have so seriously wronged.
|Title||:||The Marriage Of Cadmus And Harmony|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2011-10-31|