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 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.

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.

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.

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.

A Guide for Using D Aulaires Book of Greek Myths in the Classroom

A Guide for Using D  Aulaires  Book of Greek Myths in the Classroom Author Cynthia Ross
ISBN-10 9781557344236
Release 1992-09-01
Pages 48
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Introduces children to the gods, people and beliefs of ancient Greek myths.

Anthology of Classical Myth

Anthology of Classical Myth Author Stephen M. Trzaskoma
ISBN-10 9781624664991
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 680
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This new edition of Anthology of Classical Myth offers selections from key Near Eastern texts—the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, Epic of Creation (Enuma Elish), and Atrahasis; the Hittite Song of Emergence; and the flood story from the book of Genesis—thereby enabling students to explore the many similarities between ancient Greek and Mesopotamian mythology and enhancing its reputation as the best and most complete collection of its kind.

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.

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.

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

The Cambridge Companion to Homer

The Cambridge Companion to Homer Author Robert Fowler
ISBN-10 0521012465
Release 2004-10-14
Pages 419
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A team of experts discuss Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey," exploring their background and composition and their reception to the present day.

The Complete World of Greek Mythology

The Complete World of Greek Mythology Author R. G. A. Buxton
ISBN-10 0500251215
Release 2004
Pages 256
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Discusses the origins, plots, themes, and influences of Greek myths; outlines the relationships between the gods, mortals, and their offspring; and includes maps showing the locations of the different stories.

Greek Myths in Roman Art and Culture

Greek Myths in Roman Art and Culture Author Zahra Newby
ISBN-10 9781107072244
Release 2016-08-31
Pages 392
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A new reading of the portrayal of Greek myths in Roman art, revealing important shifts in Roman values and identities.

Hesiod and Classical Greek Poetry

Hesiod and Classical Greek Poetry Author Zoe Stamatopoulou
ISBN-10 9781107162990
Release 2017-06-30
Pages 304
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Surveys the complex landscape of Hesiodic reception in lyric poetry and drama in the fifth century BCE.