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National Myths in Greece
National Myths in Greece

Author(s): Hercules Millas
Subject(s): Ethnohistory, Nationalism Studies, Politics and Identity, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: national myths; Greece; national psyche; modern Greek;
Summary/Abstract: The national myths and the efforts to refute them are reliable sources in obtaining a holistic picture of a modern society. My starting point, which was to present the national myths in Modern Greece, turned into questioning “our human capacity” to live in a world distant from myths.A myth may mean from a “false story” to a “philosophical metaphor” and form a “lie” to a “unifying social story”. Myths are so widespread that one suspects that they constitute the norm of human existence.The whole endeavour is related to the construction of modern social identities and to the national perceptions vis-à-vis the self and the Other. The case of Greece illuminates drives that may be encountered in all present-day societies. One may read this book as a guide to get in acquaintance the Greeks, as well.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-1-80135-100-3
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-1-80135-099-0
  • Page Count: 244
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Language: English