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Paperback The Craft of Zeus: Myths of Weaving and Fabric Book

ISBN: 0674005783

ISBN13: 9780674005785

The Craft of Zeus: Myths of Weaving and Fabric

(Part of the Revealing Antiquity Series)

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The fundamental gesture of weaving in The Craft of Zeus is the interlacing of warp and woof described by Plato in The Statesman --an interweaving signifying the union of opposites. From rituals symbolizing--even fabricating--the cohesion of society to those proposed by oracles as a means of propitiating fortune; from the erotic and marital significance of weaving and the woven robe to the use of weaving as a figure for language and the fabric of the...

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