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

Publisher:

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 Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology

Discusses Greek mythology, including the history of man and the gods, the heroic deeds of Heracles, the Trojan War, and love stories.

Author: Guus Houtzager

Publisher: Rebo International

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 269

View: 809

Discusses Greek mythology, including the history of man and the gods, the heroic deeds of Heracles, the Trojan War, and love stories.

The Library of Greek Mythology

The only work of its kind to survive from classical antiquity, the 'Library of Apollodorus' is a guide to Greek mythology, from the origins of the universe to the Trojan War.

Author: Apollodorus

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839244

Category: Fiction

Page: 291

View: 951

The only work of its kind to survive from classical antiquity, the 'Library of Apollodorus' is a guide to Greek mythology, from the origins of the universe to the Trojan War. Used as a source book by classicists from antiquity to Robert Graves, it tells the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated with the main heroes and heroines Robin Hard's accessible and fluent translation is supplemented by comprehensive notes, a map and full genealogical tables. The Introduction gives a detailed account of the Library's sources and situates it within the fascinating narrative traditions of Greek mythology.

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.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781435161627

Category: Mythology, Greek

Page: 144

View: 369

"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.

Greek Myths Tales

These tales of love, courage, conflict and intrigue, shared for thousands of years, still exercise a powerful influence on our modern lives.

Author:

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1787552594

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 813

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.

The Greek Myths

' These are the greatest stories ever told - the labours of Hercules, the voyage of the Argonauts, Theseus and the minotaur, Midas and his golden touch, the Trojan War and Odysseus's journey home - brought together into one epic and ...

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 024198338X

Category: Social Science

Page: 784

View: 129

*The definitive and comprehensive edition of Robert Graves's classic retelling of the Greek myths* 'Icarus disobeyed his father's instructions and began soaring towards the sun, rejoiced by the lift of his great sweeping wings. Presently, when Daedalus looked over his shoulder, he could no longer see Icarus; but scattered feathers floated on the waves below...' These are the greatest stories ever told - the labours of Hercules, the voyage of the Argonauts, Theseus and the minotaur, Midas and his golden touch, the Trojan War and Odysseus's journey home - brought together into one epic and unforgettable story. Ideal for the first time reader, it can be read as a single page-turning narrative, while full commentaries as well as a comprehensive index of names make it equally valuable for anyone seeking an authoritative and detailed account of the spectacular stories that make up the bedrock of Western literature. The Greek Myths is a classic among classics, a treasure trove of extraordinary tales and a masterful work of literature in its own right.

Handbook of Classical Mythology

Presents classic stories of the Greeks and Romans, along with geographical and historical background information.

Author: William F. Hansen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576072266

Category: Social Science

Page: 394

View: 605

Presents classic stories of the Greeks and Romans, along with geographical and historical background information.

Light and Darkness in Ancient Greek Myth and Religion

in controling the family of the gods on Olympos and his challenge to a trial of
strength and superiority see M. M. Willcock, ... For Zeus as the god of sky and of
meteorological phenomena see R. Buxton, The Complete World of Greek
Mythology ...

Author: Menelaos Christopoulos

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739139010

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

View: 572

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.

Mythos

This stunning book features classical artwork inspired by the myths, as well as learned notes from the author. • Each adventure is infused with Fry's distinctive wit, voice, and writing style • Connoisseurs of the Greek myths will ...

Author:

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452178912

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 254

Mythos is a modern collection of Greek myths, stylishly retold by legendary writer, actor, and comedian Stephen Fry. Fry transforms the adventures of Zeus and the Olympians into emotionally resonant and deeply funny stories, without losing any of their original wonder. This stunning book features classical artwork inspired by the myths, as well as learned notes from the author. • Each adventure is infused with Fry's distinctive wit, voice, and writing style • Connoisseurs of the Greek myths will appreciate this fresh-yet-reverential interpretation, while newcomers will feel welcome • Retellings brim with humor and emotion and offer rich cultural context Celebrating the thrills, grandeur, and unabashed fun of the Greek myths, Mythos breathes life into ancient tales—from Pandora's box to Prometheus's fire. This gorgeous volume invites you to explore a captivating world with the brilliant storyteller Stephen Fry as your guide. • A collectible volume complete with a textured case, a foil-stamped jacket, and full-color art throughout • The perfect gift for Greek mythology and history buffs, lovers of ancient Greece, art aficionados, and devoted fans of Stephen Fry • Add it to the shelf with books like Circe by Madeline Miller, Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, and Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Classical Mythology

You're no idiot, of course. You can find Greece on a map, know that Kevin Sorbo stars as Hercules on TV, and have heard of Freud's Oedipus theory. But when it comes to classical mythology, you feel like you've been foiled by the gods.

Author: Kevin Osborn

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101191465

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

View: 329

You're no idiot, of course. You can find Greece on a map, know that Kevin Sorbo stars as Hercules on TV, and have heard of Freud's Oedipus theory. But when it comes to classical mythology, you feel like you've been foiled by the gods. Don't curse Zeus yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Classical Mythology has all you need for a working knowledge of the timeless world of Greek and Roman myths.

A Bestiary of Monsters in Greek Mythology

Greek culture in the Roman world, Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University
Press, 2009. Bremmer, Jan, Interpretations of ... Buxton, Richard, G. A., The
Complete World of Greek Mythology, Thames & Hudson, 2004. Cameron, Alan,
Greek ...

Author: Spyros Syropoulos

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784919519

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

View: 326

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? (
1999) and Oxford Readings in Greek Religion (2000). Since 2006, Professor ...

Author: Roger D. Woodard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107495113

Category: History

Page: 552

View: 476

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 Oxford Companion to World Mythology

Consists of nearly two thousand entries covering all aspects of mythology, including Greek, Roman, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, and Egyptian.

Author: David Leeming

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195156692

Category: Social Science

Page: 469

View: 251

Consists of nearly two thousand entries covering all aspects of mythology, including Greek, Roman, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, and Egyptian.

How Heaven and Hell Are Construed in Vincent Ward s What Dreams May Come

Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Other, grade: 1,3, Dresden Technical University (Institut für Anglistik/ Amerikanistik), course: Science Fiction Films, language: English, abstract: ...

Author: Antje Schoene

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640602099

Category:

Page: 28

View: 338

Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Other, grade: 1,3, Dresden Technical University (Institut fur Anglistik/ Amerikanistik), course: Science Fiction Films, language: English, abstract: "When I was young, I met this beautiful girl by a lake." The following paper focuses on how the afterlife is allegorized in Vincent Ward's film. Ward combines motifs from various religions. Ancient, Western and Eastern versions of afterlife merge to an individualistic Great Beyond. The leading literary influence seems to come from Dante's The Divine Comedy, especially considering the movie's depiction of Hell. Also several parallels to art work stand out. Of course, as no sources can prove it, it is just speculation if, especially the referred literature and paintings were an inspiration for the film. However, some parallels cannot be dismissed out of hand. For a clearer arrangement, I assembled the research paper in a Heaven (Chapter 2.1.) and a Hell (Chapter 2.2.) section and will then summarize my observations as well as explicate how this all fits into the science fiction genre (Chapter 3). Unfortunately, apart from various reviews on the internet, no other secondary text on What Dreams May Come can be found in literature. On that account, my paper mainly bases on the film itself and several reference books on theology, philosophy and mythology. Namely, The Oxford Companion to Philosophy and Boxton's The Complete World of Greek Mythology as reference books as well as work on afterlife: Coward's Das Leben nach dem Tod in den Weltreligionen and Braun's Das Jenseits - Die Vorstellungen der Menschheit uber das Leben nach dem Tod."

The Complete Idiot s Guide to World Mythology

There is a Greek myth that says the women of Lemnos are some ofthe most
beautiful in the entire world. However, they neglect to make sacrifices to the
goddess Aphrodite and fail to offer her any worship. As punishment, Aphrodite
curses the ...

Author: Evans Lansing Smith, Ph.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110104716X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 590

Make no myth-take-this book is indispensable. The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Mythology explores the gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, monsters and angels of the myths from every corner of the globe. Additionally, it explores the parallels between every culture and the striking similarities in mythic figures and the structure, action, wording, and result of the stories themselves. * Covers Egyptian, Celtic, Teutonic, Norse, Japanese, Mexican, Native American, and other myths * Features information on The Hero's Journey-the cycle of myth according to Jung, Campbell, and others * Appendixes include a glossary of terms and both a general and a subject Index

Greek Mythology

~ GREEK MYTHOLOGY ~ The Complete Guide! **Limited Edition** From the ~Ancient Civilizations and Mythology~ collection and the award winning writer, Martin R. Phillips, comes a masterful explanation of the ancient Greeks and their Mythology.

Author: Martin R. Phillips

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511886833

Category:

Page: 98

View: 532

~ GREEK MYTHOLOGY ~ The Complete Guide! **Limited Edition** From the ~Ancient Civilizations and Mythology~ collection and the award winning writer, Martin R. Phillips, comes a masterful explanation of the ancient Greeks and their Mythology. From the gods to the titans to all of the ancient legends and the folk lore, this book has it all! "An excellent depiction of the ancient Greeks and their mythology... amazing stuff!" - Alex Lemmings, Book Critique Topics of Discussion - In the Beginning, There was Chaos - The Titans' Rule - The Olympian Rule - Hercules and the Twelve Labors - Other Important Beings in Greek Mythology - Greek Mythology and Homer's Iliad and Odyssey - Meet Your Roman Doppelgangers - and much more! Grab Your Copy Today! The contents of this book are easily worth over $30 but if you purchase this book today you will get it for just $11.99! --------- Tags: Greek Mythology, Mythology, Ancient Greece, Civilizations, Ancient Civilizations, Greece, Greeks, Titans, Gods, Zeus, Hercules, Greek Gods, Apollo, Athena, Gaia, Chaos, Uranus, Cyclops, Chronos, Tartarus, Olympia, Poseidon, Aphrodite, Metis, Hades

Ancient Greek Myths Legends

Retells some of the most famous Greek myths about gods, goddesses, humans, heroes, and monsters, explaining the background of the tales and how they have survived.

Author: Philip Ardagh

Publisher: World Book Incorporated

ISBN: 9780716626077

Category: Mythology, Greek

Page: 64

View: 777

Retells some of the most famous Greek myths about gods, goddesses, humans, heroes, and monsters, explaining the background of the tales and how they have survived.

The Library of Apollodorus Delphi Classics

This comprehensive eBook presents the complete extant ‘Library’, with dual Greek and English text, relevant illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images ...

Author: Apollodorus of Athens

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1786563711

Category: History

Page: 1897

View: 281

Traditionally attributed to Apollodorus of Athens, ‘The Library’ is a first or second century encyclopaedia of Greek mythology and heroic legends, written in a concise and unembellished style, closely following Greek literary sources. The extant text provides an important record of Greek accounts of the origin and early history of the world, preserving many otherwise lost mythological tales. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete extant ‘Library’, with dual Greek and English text, relevant illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Apollodorus’ life and works * Features the complete extant text of ‘The Library’, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introduction to the great work * Features J. G. Frazer’s translation and footnotes, previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library edition of Apollodorus * Images of famous paintings inspired by ‘The Library’ * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables * Includes Frazer’s rare ‘Epitome’, first time in digital print * Provides a special dual English and Greek text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph – ideal for students * Features a bonus biography – discover the ancient world of ‘The Library’ * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to explore our range of Ancient Classics titles or buy the entire series as a Super Set CONTENTS: The Translation THE LIBRARY The Greek Text CONTENTS OF THE GREEK TEXT The Dual Text DUAL GREEK AND ENGLISH TEXT The Biography INTRODUCTION TO APOLLODORUS by Sir James George Frazer Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Zeus

Looking at the ancient Greeks their predecessor and their successors – the Romans and beyond – the book is engagingly written and speaks to a modern audience: this is Zeus from our remote ancestors to Wagner, and into the computer age.

Author: Ken Dowden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134406746

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 509

The first book to capture a complete picture of the most important of Greek gods in one reliable volume for almost seventy years, this masterly and comprehensive study brings a new-millennium examination of the fascinating god Zeus. Broad in scope, the book looks at myth, art, cult, philosophy, drama, theology and European painting amongst much more, and allows us to take seriously what it was to worship and respect the greatest of Greek gods, and to live through the aftershock of the Middle Ages and modern times. Showing the evidence along the way, Zeus is student-friendly and includes: a range of illustrations and maps translated passages from ancient authors a chronology and excellent indexing. Looking at the ancient Greeks their predecessor and their successors – the Romans and beyond – the book is engagingly written and speaks to a modern audience: this is Zeus from our remote ancestors to Wagner, and into the computer age.

Myth in the Ancient World

The book asks what a myth is and how it differs from other narratives, such as legends and folktales. It also looks at interpretations of meaning in mythology.

Author: Ian Plant

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9781420256864

Category: Social Science

Page: 398

View: 802

Myth in the Ancient World provides a complete introduction to this important field of study. It contains a selection of readings from ancient texts and a comprehensive glossary designed for readers meeting the people and places of the ancient world for the first time. The book asks what a myth is and how it differs from other narratives, such as legends and folktales. It also looks at interpretations of meaning in mythology. The focus is on Ancient Greek myth, but Roman reinterpretation of Greek stories and the invention of Roman myth are also discussed. Texts from Egypt, the peoples of Mesopotamia, and the Jewish traditions found in the Bible broaden the context and deepen our understanding of myth. The book examines the relevance of key themes to the cultures in which the myths arose or in which they were adapted and retold. Looking at the reflection of the ancient world through myth helps us to identify important religious, social and political aspects of ancient cultures.