A Companion to Greek Mythology

A Companion to Greek Mythology Author Ken Dowden
ISBN-10 1444396935
Release 2011-03-21
Pages 672
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A Companion to Greek Mythology presents a series of essays that explore the phenomenon of Greek myth from its origins in shared Indo-European story patterns and the Greeks’ contacts with their Eastern Mediterranean neighbours through its development as a shared language and thought-system for the Greco-Roman world. Features essays from a prestigious international team of literary experts Includes coverage of Greek myth’s intersection with history, philosophy and religion Introduces readers to topics in mythology that are often inaccessible to non-specialists Addresses the Hellenistic and Roman periods as well as Archaic and Classical Greece



The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology Author Roger D. Woodard
ISBN-10 9780521845205
Release 2007-11-12
Pages 536
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Professor Roger Woodard brings together a group of the world's most authoritative scholars of classical myth to present a thorough treatment of all aspects of Greek mythology. Sixteen original articles guide the reader through all aspects of the ancient mythic tradition and its influence around the world and in later years. The articles examine the forms and uses of myth in Greek oral and written literature, from the epic poetry of 8th century BC to the mythographic catalogues of the early centuries AD. They examine the relationship between myth, art, religion and politics among the ancient Greeks and its reception and influence on later society from the Middle Ages to present day literature, feminism and cinema. This Companion volume's comprehensive coverage makes it ideal reading for students of Greek mythology and for anyone interested in the myths of the ancient Greeks and their impact on western tradition.



A Companion to Greek Religion

A Companion to Greek Religion Author Daniel Ogden
ISBN-10 9781444334173
Release 2010-02-01
Pages 520
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This major addition to Blackwell?s Companions to the Ancient World series covers all aspects of religion in the ancient Greek world from the archaic, through the classical and into the Hellenistic period. Written by a panel of international experts Focuses on religious life as it was experienced by Greek men and women at different times and in different places Features major sections on local religious systems, sacred spaces and ritual, and the divine



The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology Author David Leeming
ISBN-10 9780195156690
Release 2005-11-17
Pages 469
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Consists of nearly two thousand entries covering all aspects of mythology, including Greek, Roman, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, and Egyptian.



The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy Author P. E. Easterling
ISBN-10 0521423511
Release 1997-10-02
Pages 392
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This book deals with the historical context of ancient Greek tragic performances, with the plays themselves, and with later adaptation and re-performance, down to modern times.



The Uses of Greek Mythology

The Uses of Greek Mythology Author Ken Dowden
ISBN-10 9781134926282
Release 2002-09-11
Pages 216
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In an innovative sequence of topics, Ken Dowden explores the uses Greeks made of myth and the uses to which we can put myth in recovering the richness of their culture. Most aspects of Greek life and history - including war, religion and sexuality - which are discernable through myth, as well as most modern approaches, are given a context in a book which is designed to be useful, accessible and stimulating.



Gods Demigods and Demons

Gods  Demigods and Demons Author Bernard Evslin
ISBN-10 9781453264386
Release 2012-10-30
Pages 236
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The essential companion guide for all readers of Greek mythology Do you know the story behind Pandora’s Box, or the difference between Hercules and Heracles? Turn to this alphabetic encyclopedia, with more than 540 entries detailing all the major and minor characters, events, and settings of Greek mythology, from an introduction to the nymph Acantha to a succinct characterization of Zeus, the all-powerful ruler of the gods. This invaluable reference covers all types of heroes, gods, demigods, creatures, demons, and notable mortals, with their classic stories retold in riveting summaries. This comprehensive guide brings Greek mythology to life, and includes a helpful pronunciation key.



A Companion to Greek Studies

A Companion to Greek Studies Author Leonard Whibley
ISBN-10 9781107497542
Release 2015-04-02
Pages 846
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First published in 1931, this book aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the study of ancient Greece and the Greeks. The topics covered include Greek flora and fauna, daily life in ancient Greece, commerce, art, linguistics and war, all written by authors with particular experience in their field.



Tales of the Greek Heroes Film Tie in

Tales of the Greek Heroes  Film Tie in Author Roger Lancelyn Green
ISBN-10 9780141962092
Release 2010-02-04
Pages 288
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Explore the real Greek myths behind Percy Jackson's story - he's not the first Perseus to have run into trouble with the gods . . . These are the mysterious and exciting legends of the gods and heroes in Ancient Greece, from the adventures of Perseus, the labours of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, to Odysseus and the Trojan wars. Introduced with wit and humour by Rick Riordan, creator of the highly successful Percy Jackson series.



Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology Author Fritz Graf
ISBN-10 0801853958
Release 1996-05-09
Pages 264
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This revised translation of Fritz Graf's highly acclaimed introduction to Greek mythology offers a chronological account of the principal Greek myths that appear in the surviving literary and artistic sources and concurrently documents the history of interpretation of Greek mythology from the 17th century to the present. First surveying the various definitions of myth that have been advanced, Graf proceeds to examine topics such as the relationship between Greek myths and epic poetry, the connection between particular myths and shrines or holy festivals, the use of myth in Greek song and tragedy, and the uses and interpretations of myth by philosophers and allegorists.



The Greek Epic Cycle and its Ancient Reception

The Greek Epic Cycle and its Ancient Reception Author Marco Fantuzzi
ISBN-10 9781316298213
Release 2015-08-06
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The poems of the Epic Cycle are assumed to be the reworking of myths and narratives which had their roots in an oral tradition predating that of many of the myths and narratives which took their present form in the Iliad and the Odyssey. The remains of these texts allow us to investigate diachronic aspects of epic diction as well as the extent of variation within it on the part of individual authors - two of the most important questions in modern research on archaic epic. They also help to illuminate the early history of Greek mythology. Access to the poems, however, has been thwarted by their current fragmentary state. This volume provides the scholarly community and graduate students with a thorough critical foundation for reading and interpreting them.



The Feminist Companion to Mythology

The Feminist Companion to Mythology Author Carolyne Larrington
ISBN-10 0044408501
Release 1992
Pages 480
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Contains articles related to women and mythology on regional themes; includes articles by White and Payne on Aboriginal mythology annotated separately.



Structure and History in Greek Mythology and Ritual

Structure and History in Greek Mythology and Ritual Author Walter Burkert
ISBN-10 0520047702
Release 1982
Pages 226
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Discusses the concept of myth, looks at the traditions of Greek ritual, and considers specific Greek myths



Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology Author Mark P. O. Morford
ISBN-10 0195143388
Release 1999
Pages 681
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Classical Mythology, Sixth Edition, continues to build on its best-selling tradition of focusing on the literary tradition of Greek and Roman mythology through extensive translations of original mythological sources. Its coverage of comparative and interpretative approaches as well as evidence from art and archeology is expanded in this edition. Morford and Lenardon's insightful and accessible discussion of classical myths in their historical and cultural settings, as well as their survival in literature, art, music, and film, remains unparalleled: This comprehensive introduction to classical mythology features new translations, expanded critical coverage, an expanded art program, and a new web site.



Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes

Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes Author Rick Riordan
ISBN-10 9780141360621
Release 2015-08-06
Pages 560
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IF YOU LIKE POISONINGS, BETRAYALS, MUTILATIONS, MURDERS AND FLESH-EATING FARMYARD ANIMALS, KEEP READING . . . In this gripping follow-up to Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods, demigod Percy Jackson tells the stories of twelve of the original Greek heroes in all their gory, bloodthirsty glory. Want to know who cut off Medusa's head? Which hero was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus, the winged horse? Percy has all the answers . . .



A Companion to Archaic Greece

A Companion to Archaic Greece Author Kurt A. Raaflaub
ISBN-10 9781118556658
Release 2012-12-21
Pages 792
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A systematic survey of archaic Greek society and culture which introduces the reader to a wide range of new approaches to the period. The first comprehensive and accessible survey of developments in the study of archaic Greece Places Greek society of c.750-480 BCE in its chronological and geographical context Gives equal emphasis to established topics such as tyranny and political reform and newer subjects like gender and ethnicity Combines accounts of historical developments with regional surveys of archaeological evidence and in-depth treatments of selected themes Explores the impact of Eastern and other non-Greek cultures in the development of Greece Uses archaeological and literary evidence to reconstruct broad patterns of social and cultural development



Greek and Egyptian Mythologies

Greek and Egyptian Mythologies Author Yves Bonnefoy
ISBN-10 0226064549
Release 1992-11-15
Pages 272
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The seventy-two entries in this volume explore, among other topics, the history, geography, and religion of Greece, Plato's mythology and philosophy, the powers of marriage in Greece, heroes and gods of war in the Greek epic, and origins of mankind in Greek myths. Ancient Egyptian cosmology, anthropology, rituals, and religion—closely linked to Greek mythology—are also discussed. "In a world that remains governed by powerful myths, we must deepen our understanding of ourselves and others by considering more carefully the ways in which the mythological systems to which we cling and social institutions and movements to which we are committed nourish each other. Yves Bonnefoy's Mythologies not only summarizes the progress that has already been made toward this end, but also lays the foundation for the difficult work that lies ahead."—Mark C. Taylor, New York Times Book Review "The almost 100 contributors combine, with characteristic precision and élan, the arts of science and poetry, of analysis and translation. The result is a treasury of information, brilliant guesswork, witty asides, and revealing digressions. This is a work of genuine and enduring excitement."—Thomas D'Evelyn, Christian cience Monitor