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



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.



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 Greek Myths

The Greek Myths Author Sally See
ISBN-10
Release 2014-12-25
Pages 216
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This is a book of tales of the ancient Greece. It introduces the most common Greek gods and heroes, which become the subject of many literature, plays, arts and movies throughout the centuries. There are many colourful pictures of great sculptures and paintings in the book, so one can learn the Greek mythology even more joyfully.



Greek Mythology and Poetics

Greek Mythology and Poetics Author Gregory Nagy
ISBN-10 0801480485
Release 1992
Pages 363
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In extensive revisions of 13 of his major essays, Nagy (Harvard U.) provides a far-reaching assessment of the relationship between myth and ritual in ancient Greek society. Nagy illuminates in particular the forces of interaction and change which transformed the Indo- European linguistic and cultural heritage into distinctly Greek social institutions between the eighth and the fifth centuries B.C. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR



The Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology

The Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology Author Don Nardo
ISBN-10 9780756544799
Release 2011-07-01
Pages 64
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Describes the origins of the most important Greek myths along with the personalities and special powers of the major Greek gods and goddesses.



Stories from Greek mythology

Stories from Greek mythology Author James Wood
ISBN-10 OXFORD:600059996
Release 1867
Pages 128
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Stories from Greek mythology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Stories from Greek mythology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Stories from Greek mythology book for free.



A Handbook of Greek Mythology

A Handbook of Greek Mythology Author H. J. Rose
ISBN-10 9781134947560
Release 2004-08-02
Pages 376
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In this new and substantially revised edition of H. J. Rose's classic survey and analysis of the evolution and tradition of Greek myth, Robin Hard adds various features which bring the work up-to-date with contemporary scholarship and address the needs of students. * a new preface analysing and contextualising H. J. Rose's attitude to myth * a new chapter devoted to the epic and other poetic sources of the myths, narrative prose mythography and the various forms of rationalisation * a new chapter examining the relationship between the different myths of Gods and heroes, with genealogical tables. Robin Hard shows how the myths of individual families and distinct locations hold together to form a coherent pseudo-historical pattern * extensively revises and simplifies notes * a new annotated bibliography. A Handbook of Greek Mythology presents a invaluable and user-friendly guide to the myths and legends of ancient Greece - their genesis, sources, development and significance.



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 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.



The Library of Greek Mythology

The Library of Greek Mythology Author Apollodorus
ISBN-10 0192839241
Release 1998
Pages 291
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A new translation of an important text for Greek mythology used as a source book by classicists from antiquity to Robert Graves, The Library of Greek Mythology is a complete summary of early Greek myth, telling the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated with the main heroes and heroines, from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy. Using the ancient system of detailed histories of the great families, it contains invaluable genealogical diagrams for maximum clarity.



Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology Author Richard Stoneman
ISBN-10 UVA:X002151286
Release 1991
Pages 192
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Greek Mythology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Greek Mythology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Greek Mythology book for free.



Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology Author Simone Payment
ISBN-10 1404207716
Release 2005-09-01
Pages 64
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Provides a brief history of Greek mythology, describes the gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines contained within it, and presents several myths.



Mycenaean Origin of Greek Mythology

Mycenaean Origin of Greek Mythology Author Martin Nilsson
ISBN-10 9780520050730
Release 1983-09-16
Pages 258
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"Nilsson studied the geographical aspects of the Greek myths. He proved that almost without exception, the places in the myths, especially those in the great cycle of stories, are the very same places as those now known from archaeology to have been important Bronze-Age sites ... Nilsson made it amply clear, in a host of interesting details which he worked out with ingenuity and almost always good sense, that the memory of the great Bronze-Age centres survived, and that the stories told of them ... truly reflected, in Classical times, the Mykenaian Age. To have discovered this great bridge was the triumphant achievement of Nilsson." [Back cover].



The Epics of Greek Mythology

The Epics of Greek Mythology Author Don Nardo
ISBN-10 9780756544829
Release 2011-07-01
Pages 64
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Describes the events in Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey," from the causes of the Trojan War to the legendary Greek and Trojan characters, the end of the war, and Odysseus's harrowing journey home.



Approaches to Greek Myth

Approaches to Greek Myth Author Lowell Edmunds
ISBN-10 0801838649
Release 1990
Pages 448
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There was no simple agreement on the subject of "myth" in classical antiquity, and there remains none today. In Approaches to Greek Myth, Lowell Edmunds brings together practitioners of eight of the most important contemporary approaches to the subject. Whether exploring myth from a historical, comparative, or theoretical perspective, each lucidly describes a particular approach, applies it to one or more myths, and reflects on what the approach yields that others do not. Contributors are H. S. Versnel on the intersections of myth and ritual; Carlo Brillante, on the history of Greek myth and history in Greek myth; Robert Mondi, on the near Eastern contexts, and Joseph Falaky Nagy, on the Indo-European structure in Greek myth; William F. Hansen on myth and folklore; Claude Calame, on the Greimasian approach; Richard Caldwell, on psychoanalytic interpretations; and Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood, on the iconography of vase paintings of Theseus and Medea—and on a methodology for "reading" such visual sources. In his introduction, Edmunds confronts Marcel Detienne's recent deconstruction of the notion of Greek mythology and reconstructs a meaning for myth among the ancient Greeks.



The Heroes and Mortals of Greek Mythology

The Heroes and Mortals of Greek Mythology Author Don Nardo
ISBN-10 9780756544805
Release 2011-07-01
Pages 64
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Describes the origins, personalities, and special powers of the Greek mythical heroes, including such figures as Heracles, Theseus, Perseus, and Oedipus.