The author relates his academic debuts in the 1970's and how, by studying Greek vases decoration, his point of view on the meaning of the images as symbolic works came across the anthropological problematic adopted by the members of Vernant's research team. So a rich collaboration between them started, all the more valuable since political normalization imposed by the regime was severely restricting working conditions for Czech archeologists.
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