Jean-Pierre Vernant has profoundly transformed our perceptions of
ancient Greece. Published in 1991, this collection of nineteen
essays probes deeply into themes of enduring interest--death, the
body, the soul, the individual, and relations between mortals and
immortals; the mask, the mirror, the image, and the imagination;
the self and the other, and, more broadly, the concept of
otherness itself, or "alterity."