The Greeks and the Irrational

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University of California Press, 1964 - Greece - 327 pages
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Review: The Greeks and the Irrational

User Review  - Erik Graff - Goodreads

Dodds was a classicist and member of the Society for Psychical Research who apparently got fed up enough with the hackneyed portrayal of the classical Greeks as rationalists to pen this popular study ... Read full review

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User Review  - Vidar - Goodreads

Lots of interesting tidbits, the description of dionisian ecstasy on page 273 gives headbanging in heavymetal a classical precedent it seems :) Read full review

Contents

Agamemnons Apology i
7
From ShameCulture to GuiltCulture
28
The Blessings of Madness
64
DreamPattern and CulturePattern
102
The Greek Shamans and the Origin
135
Rationalism and Reaction in
179
Plato the Irrational Soul and
207
The Fear of Freedom
236
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