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.

Mythologie f r Dummies

Mythologie f  r Dummies Author Christopher W. Blackwell
ISBN-10 9783527699414
Release 2015-08-26
Pages 372
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Mythologie ist spannender als jeder Krimi, grausamer als jeder Horrorfilm und leidenschaftlicher als jeder Liebesroman! Wie hie? er doch noch gleich, der Meeresgott bei den Griechen? Was waren blo? die zehn Aufgaben des Herkules? Antworten auf solch typische Fragen nach dem Motto "Wie war das nochmal?" finden Sie in diesem wunderbaren Nachschlagewerk, das zum Schm?kern einl?dt. Der Schwerpunkt des Buches liegt auf der griechischen und r?mischen Mythologie, aber auch nordeurop?ische Gestalten wie K?nig Artus und Beowulf, weniger bekannte Sagen aus ?gypten und Asien und die Mythen lateinamerikanischer V?lker wie den Maya, Azteken und Inkas kommen nicht zu kurz.

A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic

A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic Author Dean Hammer
ISBN-10 9781118877784
Release 2014-08-25
Pages 552
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A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic offers a comparative approach to examining ancient Greek and Roman participatory communities. Explores various aspects of participatory communities through pairs of chapters—one Greek, one Roman—to highlight comparisons between cultures Examines the types of relationships that sustained participatory communities, the challenges they faced, and how they responded Sheds new light on participatory contexts using diverse methodological approaches Brings an international array of scholars into dialogue with each other

A Companion to Greek Literature

A Companion to Greek Literature Author Martin Hose
ISBN-10 9781444339420
Release 2015-10-12
Pages 576
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A Companion to Greek Literature presents a comprehensive introduction to the wide range of texts and literary forms produced in the Greek language over the course of a millennium beginning from the 6th century BCE up to the early years of the Byzantine Empire. Features contributions from a wide range of established experts and emerging scholars of Greek literature Offers comprehensive coverage of the many genres and literary forms produced by the ancient Greeks including epic and lyric poetry, oratory, historiography, biography, philosophy, the novel, and technical literature Includes readings that address the production and transmission of ancient Greek texts, historic reception, individual authors, and much more Explores the subject of ancient Greek literature in innovative ways

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

Percy Jackson erz hlt Griechische G ttersagen

Percy Jackson erz  hlt  Griechische G  ttersagen Author Rick Riordan
ISBN-10 9783646928549
Release 2016-01-12
Pages 496
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Wer könnte die griechischen Göttersagen besser nacherzählen als der Sohn des Poseidon höchstpersönlich? Percy Jackson haucht den alten Klassikern turbulentes Leben ein und gibt ganz neue Einblicke in den Alltag auf dem Olymp. Mit einem Augenzwinkern berichtet er unter anderem davon, wie Athene ein Taschentuch adoptiert, Persephone ihren Stalker heiratet und Zeus sie alle umbringt. Ein urkomisches Leseerlebnis für jeden, der Spaß an griechischer Mythologie hat – und für alle anderen garantiert auch!

The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Theatre

The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Theatre Author Marianne McDonald
ISBN-10 9781139827256
Release 2007-05-31
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This series of essays by prominent academics and practitioners investigates in detail the history of performance in the classical Greek and Roman world. Beginning with the earliest examples of 'dramatic' presentation in the epic cycles and reaching through to the latter days of the Roman Empire and beyond, this 2007 Companion covers many aspects of these broad presentational societies. Dramatic performances that are text-based form only one part of cultures where presentation is a major element of all social and political life. Individual chapters range across a two thousand year timescale, and include specific chapters on acting traditions, masks, properties, playing places, festivals, religion and drama, comedy and society, and commodity, concluding with the dramatic legacy of myth and the modern media. The book addresses the needs of students of drama and classics, as well as anyone with an interest in the theatre's history and practice.

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.

A New Companion to Greek Tragedy Routledge Revivals

A New Companion to Greek Tragedy  Routledge Revivals Author Andrew Brown
ISBN-10 9781317808183
Release 2014-08-07
Pages 212
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That the works of the ancient tragedians still have an immediate and profound appeal surely needs no demonstration, yet the modern reader continually stumbles across concepts which are difficult to interpret or relate to – moral pollution, the authority of oracles, classical ideas of geography – as well as the names of unfamiliar legendary and mythological figures. A New Companion to Greek Tragedy provides a useful reference tool for the ‘Greekless’ reader: arranged on a strictly encyclopaedic pattern, with headings for all proper names occurring in the twelve most frequently read tragedies, it contains brief but adequately detailed essays on moral, religious and philosophical terms, as well as mythical genealogies where important. There are in addition entries on Greek theatre, technical terms and on other writers from Aristotle to Freud, whilst the essay by P. E. Easterling traces some connections between the ideas found in the tragedians and earlier Greek thought.

A Companion to Greek Studies

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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.

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.

A Companion to Greek Art

A Companion to Greek Art Author Tyler Jo Smith
ISBN-10 9781118273371
Release 2012-04-25
Pages 892
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A comprehensive, authoritative account of the development Greek Art through the 1st millennium BC. An invaluable resource for scholars dealing with the art, material culture and history of the post-classical world Includes voices from such diverse fields as art history, classical studies, and archaeology and offers a diversity of views to the topic Features an innovative group of chapters dealing with the reception of Greek art from the Middle Ages to the present Includes chapters on Chronology and Topography, as well as Workshops and Technology Includes four major sections: Forms, Times and Places; Contacts and Colonies; Images and Meanings; Greek Art: Ancient to Antique

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.

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.

A Companion to Sophocles

A Companion to Sophocles Author Kirk Ormand
ISBN-10 9781119025535
Release 2015-06-02
Pages 624
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A Companion to Sophocles presents the first comprehensive collection of essays in decades to address all aspects of the life, works, and critical reception of Sophocles. First collection of its kind to provide introductory essays to the fragments of his lost plays and to the remaining fragments of one satyr-play, the Ichneutae, in addition to each of his extant tragedies Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that go well beyond the current state of scholarship on Sophocles Presents readings that historicize Sophocles in relation to the social, cultural, and intellectual world of fifth century Athens Seeks to place later interpretations and adaptations of Sophocles in their historical context Includes essays dedicated to issues of gender and sexuality; significant moments in the history of interpreting Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles by both ancient and modern playwrights