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“In this marvelously wise and expansive book, Luc Ferry argues for the primacy of Greek myth. ... Ferry writes with warmth, wit, and energy; one could call his prose conversational, but it’s rare to have a conversation quite this wonderful.” (Boston Globe)
“With Luc Ferry as a guide, our passage through the storied landscape of Greek mythology becomes a captivating lesson in philosophy.” (Le Monde (France))
“Ferry’s charm as a teacher bursts through on every page.” (Wall Street Journal)
“A marvelously wise and expansive book. ... Ferry writes with warmth, wit, and energy; one could call his prose conversational, but it’s rare to have a conversation quite this wonderful.” (Boston Globe)
Luc Ferry is a philosopher and the author of the national bestseller A Brief History of Thought. From 2002 to 2004 he served as France's minister of national education. He has been awarded the Prix Médicis, Prix Jean-Jacques-Rousseau, and Prix Aujourd'hui, in addition to being an officer of the French Legion of Honor and a knight of the Order of Arts and Letters. He lives in Paris.
An interesting, and different view to that of the late Robert Graves, The Greek Myths, in putting a contemporary, and practicable explanation and perspective on the Greek myths. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Christopher Stewart Davis
Maybe personal choice but not really for me. I was expecting something lighter I suppose. Didn't finish the book.Published 11 months ago by GB50
Luc Ferry strains his utmost to wring deep philosophical meanings from the Myths and, for this reader at least, fails to deliver. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Derek Malpass
Looks at Greek Myths from the view of deep psychology,Written with passion and enthusiasm hence easy to read and digest full of knowledge and warmth. Read morePublished 19 months ago by a painter