The Complete World of Greek Mythology

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.

Author: R. G. A. Buxton

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ISBN: 9780500251218

Category: History

Page: 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.



The Complete World of Greek Mythology

Nowadays they can be found in film, television and computer games. This book combines a retelling of Greek myths with a comprehensive account of the world in which they developed.

Author: R. G. A. Buxton

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Category: Gods, Greek

Page: 256

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Publisher description: From the first millennium BC onwards, Greek myths have been repeated in an inexhaustible series of variations and reinterpretations. Nowadays they can be found in film, television and computer games. This book combines a retelling of Greek myths with a comprehensive account of the world in which they developed. Throughout, the author draws upon the latest research into ancient Greek story-telling, presenting the material in an attractive, accessible and authoritative style.

Greek Mythology

GREEK MYTHOLOGY If you want to enter the world of Greek mythology and to learn about its heroes and villains, this book has all of it in store for you! This book covers a wide variety of the famous mythological tales of Greek origin.

Author: Andrew Walsh

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Page: 92

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GREEK MYTHOLOGY If you want to enter the world of Greek mythology and to learn about its heroes and villains, this book has all of it in store for you! This book covers a wide variety of the famous mythological tales of Greek origin. Whether you want to know about the birth of the Titans or how Medusa became a monster, you will find it all here. If monstrous perils, heart-stirring adventures, and vengeful and scheming gods are something you are interested in, then this book will definitely appeal to your taste. Included inside are a variety of stories detailing acts of real bravery and also cowardice, Gods making selfless sacrifices and, on the other hand, committing brutal murders. All of this and more exists in the fascinating world of Greek Mythology! Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn About Inside... The Greek Mythology Creation Myth Life In Ancient Greece The Gods And Goddesses Demi-Gods Heroes In Greek Mythology Monsters In Greek Mythology The Most Famous Stories Of Greek Mythology Much, Much More! Get your copy today!

Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology

Complete World of Greek Mythology. London: Thames and Hudson, 2004. ———. Imaginary Greece: The Contexts of Mythology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ...

Author: Luke Roman

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438126395

Category: Mythology, Classical

Page: 561

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Greek and Roman mythology has fascinated people for more than two millennia, and its influence on cultures throughout Europe, America, North Africa, and the Middle East attests to the universal appeal of the stories. This title examines the best-known figures of Greek and Roman mythology together with the great works of classic literature.

Light and Darkness in Ancient Greek Myth and Religion

For Zeus as the god of sky and of meteorological phenomena see R. Buxton, The Complete World of Greek Mythology (London, 2004); see also W. Burkert, ...

Author: Menelaos Christopoulos

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739139010

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

View: 382

Light and Darkness in Ancient Greek Myth and Religion is a ground-breaking volume dedicated to a thorough examination of the well known empirical categories of light and darkness as it relates to modes of thought, beliefs and social behavior in Greek culture. With a systematic and multi-disciplinary approach, the book elucidates the light/darkness dichotomy in color semantics, appearance and concealment of divinities and creatures of darkness, the eye sight and the insight vision, and the role of the mystic or cultic.

Classical Mythology

"Classical Mythology offers newcomers and long-time enthusiasts new ways to navigate the world of Greek and Roman myths, beginning by exploring the landscapes where the myths are set.

Author: William Hansen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195300351

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

View: 648

Originally published: Handbook of classical mythology. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c2004.

A Bestiary of Monsters in Greek Mythology

Greek culture in the Roman world, Cambridge; New York: Cambridge ... Buxton, Richard, G. A., The Complete World of Greek Mythology, Thames & Hudson, 2004.

Author: Spyros Syropoulos

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784919519

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

View: 397

The aim of this book is to explore the realm of the imaginary world of Greek mythology and present the reader with a categorization of monstrosity, referring to some of the most noted examples in each category.

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology

Imaginary Greece: The Contexts of Mythology (1994), and The Complete World of Greek Mythology (2004). Professor Buxton is editor of From Myth to Reason?

Author: Roger D. Woodard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107495113

Category: History

Page: 552

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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 Greek Mythology in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

In sum, the paper will show by what measure Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is inspired by Greek mythology, and how much the story has in common with the ancient Greek tales.

Author: Patrizia Hannemann

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 365693732X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 36

View: 639

Pre-University Paper from the year 2015 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1, , language: English, abstract: This paper should primarily deal with the Greek mythology that occurs in the final book of the Harry Potter series Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, written by Joanne K. Rowling. It will show how deeply Miss Rowling immersed herself in Greek mythology in order to find suitable names for her characters, which myths she revived in her novel, which creatures are mythology-related and what magic and objects were inspired by Greek mythology. Furthermore it will also touch on the story of the Deathly Hallows itself in order to recall what happens and who wins the fight between Good and Bad. This paper aims to determine how much Greek mythology plays a part in J. K. Rowling’s book, and the extent to which these uses tally with their Greek origins, based on comparisons between literature that deals with Greek mythology and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In sum, the paper will show by what measure Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is inspired by Greek mythology, and how much the story has in common with the ancient Greek tales.

The Complete Guide to Greek Myths

"From heroic Thesus to terrifying Medusa, find out all about the gods, goddesses, monsters, and mortals in the fascinating world of ancient Greek Myths."--Back cover.

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ISBN: 9781435161627

Category: Mythology, Greek

Page: 144

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"From heroic Thesus to terrifying Medusa, find out all about the gods, goddesses, monsters, and mortals in the fascinating world of ancient Greek Myths."--Back cover.

The Genealogy of Greek Mythology

What You Will Find Inside: A New Way to Trace the Stories of Greek Mythology The Genealogy of Greek Mythology Features: * Over 3,000 entries for Greek gods and goddesses, monsters and mortals, arranged in a comprehensive family tree * 125 ...

Author: Vanessa James

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592400133

Category: Social Science

Page: 107

View: 220

A single-volume resource to ancient Greece, this geneological map of the universe of Greek Myth has a unique accordion-paged design that can be perused section-by-section, on both sides, or fanned out in more than seventeen feet, andprovides more than three thousand entries of its gods and mythological characters, full-color artwork photos, short biographies of prominent historical figures, detailed maps, and a star chart. 60,000 first printing.

Interpreting the Images of Greek Myths

... Compendia Compendia on Greek myths R. Graves, The Greek Myths (New York 1955 and many later editions) R. Buxton, The Complete World of Greek Mythology ...

Author: Klaus Junker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521895820

Category: Art

Page: 225

View: 276

"Great events of myth such as the Trojan War and outstanding figures like Herakles, Oedipus, Medea or the great Olympian Gods have a firm place in the cultural consciousness of the present day. At the same time, the Greek myths play a prominent role in the study of the Classical world. That such a wide range of disciplines - Classical Philology, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, and Philosophy - draw on these myths for their research has much do with the fact that, in antiquity, myths and their content were present in so many facets of human existence"--

Greek Mythology

The Complete World of Greek Mythology . London , England : Thames and Hudson , 2004 . Camnhell Insenh Screative . Mathgloow : The Masks offzod . New..co .

Author: Simone Payment

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404207714

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 244

Provides a brief history of Greek mythology, describes the gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines contained within it, and presents several myths.

A Companion to Greek Mythology

Translated Documents of Greece and Rome 3 The Hellenistic Age from the Battle of Ipsos ... Buxton, R. (2004) The Complete World of Greek Mythology, London.

Author: Ken Dowden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118785169

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 672

View: 294

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 Greek and Roman Myths

Other titles of interest published by Thames & Hudson include: The Egyptian Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends The Complete World of Greek ...

Author: Philip Matyszak

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500770689

Category: History

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Packed with intriguing facts and entertaining stories, this is the ideal introduction to the myths and tales of Ancient Greece and of Ancient Rome. Who was Pandora and what was in her famous box? Why is a famous brand named after the goddess Nike? What exactly is a Titan? The myths are still a part of modern life and language. This comprehensive book takes the fragments we half remember and guides us through the stories and characters, from the origins of the world and the labours of Hercules to the Trojan War and the voyages of Odysseus. It also shows how the stories have survived and influenced art and culture, from Renaissance painting to modern opera, literature, film and products. 'Carefully researched, enjoyable, diverting and intriguing' - Reference Reviews

A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths

R.G.A.Buxton, The Complete World of Greek Mythology, Thames and Hudson, 2004, p. 18. 24. Aristotle, Problems, tr. W.S. Hett, Loeb Classical Library, ...

Author: Stephen P. Kershaw

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472107543

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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The book leads the reader through these vibrant stories, from the origins of the gods through to the homecomings of the Trojan heroes. All the familiar narratives are here, along with some less familiar characters and motifs. In addition to the tales, the book explains key issues arising from the narratives, and discusses the myths and their wider relevance. This long-overdue book crystallises three key areas of interest: the nature of the tales; the stories themselves; and how they have and might be interpreted. For the first time, it brings together aspects of Greek mythology only usually available in disparate forms - namely children's books and academic works. There will be much here that is interesting, surprising, and strange as well as familiar. Experts and non-experts, adults, students and schoolchildren alike will gain entertainment and insight from this fascinating and important volume.

Greek Myths Tales

Among his many books are Imaginary Greece (Cambridge University Press; translated into 5 languages), The Complete World of Greek Mythology (Thames and ...

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Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1787552594

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 435

A potent pantheon of gods, heroes engaged in epic battles, fearsome mythical creatures and supernatural transformations – such fantastical elements infuse Greek myths with a wonder and excitement that’s hard to beat. These tales of love, courage, conflict and intrigue, shared for thousands of years, still exercise a powerful influence on our modern lives.

Dictionary of Classical Mythology

(1999) From Myth to Reason?: Studies in the Development of Greek Thought (Oxford) Buxton, R. (2004) The Complete World of Greek Mythology (London) Buxton, ...

Author: Jennifer R. March

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782976353

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 548

Jenny March’s acclaimed Dictionary of Classical Mythology, first published in 1998 but long out of print, has been extensively revised and expanded including a completely new set of beautiful line-drawing illustrations for this Oxbow edition. It is a comprehensive A – Z guide to Greek and Roman mythology. All major myths, legends and fables are here, including gods and goddesses, heroes and villains, dangerous women, legendary creatures and monsters. Characters such as Achilles and Odysseus have extensive entries, as do epic journeys and heroic quests, like that of Jason and the Argonauts to win the Golden Fleece, all alongside a plethora of information on the creation of the cosmos, the many metamorphoses of gods and humans, and the Trojan War, plus more minor figures – nymphs, seers, kings, rivers, to name but a few. In this superbly authoritative work the myths are brilliantly retold, along with any major variants, and with extensive translations from ancient authors that give life to the narratives and a sense of the vibrant cultures that shaped the development of classical myth. The 172 illustrations give visual immediacy to the words, by showing how ancient artists perceived their gods and heroes. The impact of myths on ancient art is also explored, as is and their influence in the postclassical arts, emphasising the ongoing inspiration afforded by the ancient myths. Also included are two maps of the ancient world, a list of the ancient sources and their chronology, the more important genealogies, and an index of recurrent mythical motifs.