By Luc Ferry
More than 100,000 copies bought in France
A attention-grabbing new trip via Greek mythology that explains the myths' undying classes and meaning
Heroes, gods, and mortals. The Greek myths are the founding narratives of Western civilization: to appreciate them is to grasp the origins of philosophy, literature, artwork, technology, legislation, and extra. certainly, as Luc Ferry indicates during this masterful booklet, they continue to be an outstanding shop of knowledge, as proper to our lives at the present time as ever sooner than. No mere legends or clichés ("Herculean task," "Pandora's box," "Achilles heel," etc.), those vintage tales supply profound and manifold classes, delivering the 1st sustained try to resolution primary human questions bearing on "the sturdy life," the weight of mortality, and the way to discover one's position on the planet. Vividly retelling the nice stories of mythology and illuminating clean new methods of realizing them, The knowledge of the Myths will enlighten readers of all ages.