The Wooden Horse
The Liberation of the Western Mind from Odysseus to Socrates
ISBN10: 1590200411 ISBN13: 9781590200414 Publisher: Penguin USA (J) Published: Sep 30 2008 Pages: 605 Weight: 1.55lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 5.75" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
The internationally recognized magisterial history that traces the development of modern Western thought to its origins in Ancient Greek literature What is the foundation of the Western world's conceptions of society, philosophy, and literature? By tracing the processes by which consciousness evolved from its roots in the mother cults of Ancient Greece, world-renowned historian Keld Zerunieth seeks out the answer-his conclusion is the groundbreaking The Wooden Horse. By examining Homer's great epic poems, The Illiad and The Odyssey, Zeruneith explores this fundamental paradigm shift, which constituted nothing less than the liberation of the modern mind, providing startlingly original insight into the psychological forces behind the genesis of European and American culture.