The Greek word for tragedy means “goat song”...  Is Oedipus the goat?


"A brilliant new translation."

—Todd M. Compton, author of Victim of the Muses (Center for Hellenic Studies / Harvard University Press)


"A superb compilation."

—Neni Panourgiá, Columbia University


"A book like this is overdue."

—Kurt Fosso, Classics Faculty, Lewis & Clark College


"I recommend it enthusiastically."

—Daniel Hogg, Bryn Mawr Classical Review


Featuring selections from Walter Burkert, Terry Eagleton, Michel Foucault, René Girard, and Jean-Pierre Vernant


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How do humans stop fighting? Where do the gods of myth come from? What does it mean to go mad?


"Original and brilliant."

—Ivan Strenski, author of Thinking About Religion



Midwest Book Review


"With Vengeance in Reverse, Mark Anspach establishes himself as one of today's most important figures in French social theory and cultural anthropology."

—Mark S. Cladis, Brown University


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