This book traces the influences of the Gernet School on Vernant of Levi-Strauss and Roland Barthes and on Detienne, Vidal-Naquet, and Loraux of Vernant and Levi-Strauss. It also considers the influence on Vernant and in turn on the others of the pre-structuralists Gernet and Ignace Meyerson.
1. The Structure of Myth 2. Barthes: Myth as Meaningful Form 3. Levi-Strauss and the Problems of Oedipus 4. Vernant: A Logic of the Equivocal 5. Detienne: The Empirical Categories of Myth 6. Vidal-Naquet: A Factotum of History 7. Loraux: The Myths of Death and Life 8. Gernet’s Legacy: A French New Historicism 9. Conclusion— The Place of the Gernet Center