The Resource Legacies : Prometheus, Orpheus, Socrates, Joan M. Erikson

Legacies : Prometheus, Orpheus, Socrates, Joan M. Erikson

Label
Legacies : Prometheus, Orpheus, Socrates
Title
Legacies
Title remainder
Prometheus, Orpheus, Socrates
Statement of responsibility
Joan M. Erikson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Myth and legend illuminate human history as each generation draws inspiration from the lives and teaching of icon-like figures who channel the legacy of an epoch. In this book, Joan M. Erikson turns to classical Greece in search of three such mentors who have left an enduring imprint on western culture. We visit Prometheus enchained on a mountain crag and consider his remarkable steadfastness against tyranny and his concern for human beings. We then meet Orpheus, the shaman-like patron of all the arts whose influence hovers over the glory that once was Greece. Finally, we are offered an insightful developmental portrait of Socrates and a fascinating glimpse into the life and thought of that great Athenian philosopher, teacher, and martyr. A shadowy figure pervades this journey into the past and emerges into the present: Peitho, the Greek goddess of "persuasion." It is by means of her art that Prometheus, Orpheus, and Socrates made their messages "so clear, resounding, and memorable." By inheriting the legacies of these ancient mentors we also inherit a responsibility - to use their gifts wisely. Erikson reflects on our urgent need to promote both local and global interrelationship, to strengthen ties to community, to discover persuasive means of negotiation beyond violence, and, above all, to preserve what remains of our planet's fragile ecological integrity
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Erikson, Joan M.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL820.P68
LC item number
E75 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prometheus
  • Orpheus
  • Socrates
  • Orpheus
  • Prometheus
  • Socrates
  • Orpheus
  • Prometheus
  • Socrates
  • Mythos
Label
Legacies : Prometheus, Orpheus, Socrates, Joan M. Erikson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
195 p.
Isbn
9780393034431
Lccn
92037846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26851747
  • (OCoLC)ocm26851747
Label
Legacies : Prometheus, Orpheus, Socrates, Joan M. Erikson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
195 p.
Isbn
9780393034431
Lccn
92037846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26851747
  • (OCoLC)ocm26851747

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