Mythology

Mythology Author Edith Hamilton
ISBN-10 9780316032162
Year 2012-06-25
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The world-renowned classic that has enthralled and delighted millions of readers with its timeless tales of gods and heroes. Edith Hamilton's mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture-the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present. We follow the drama of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus. We hear the tales of Jason and the Golden Fleece, Cupid and Psyche, and mighty King Midas. We discover the origins of the names of the constellations. And we recognize reference points for countless works for art, literature and culture inquiry-from Freud's Oedipus complex to Wagner's Ring Cycle of operas to Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra Both a reference text for scholars of all ages and a book to simply enjoy, Mythology is a classic not to be missed.

Mythology

Mythology Author Edith Hamilton
ISBN-10 0316341142
Year 1942-01-30
Pages 497
Language en
Publisher Boston : Little, Brown, l942.
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A collection of Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology including eight genealogical tables

A Companion to Greek Mythology

A Companion to Greek Mythology Author Ken Dowden
ISBN-10 1444396935
Year 2011-03-21
Pages 672
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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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
Year 1996-05-09
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher JHU Press
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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.

Mythology

Mythology Author Aileen M. Carroll
ISBN-10 0825128714
Year 1997-01-01
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher Walch Publishing
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How do ancient myths relate to contemporary life? The answer lies within this resource, where Greek, Norse, Arthurian, Egyptian, Chinese, African, and Native American myths are narrated and then re-examined through questions, poems, puzzles, family trees, and more. 41 high-interest lessons, each with a reading passage followed by activities Teacher notes include a vocabulary and pronunciation guide, answer key, and suggested extension activities.

Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology Author Jim Ollhoff
ISBN-10 1617147214
Year 2011-01-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher ABDO
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Collects stories from ancient Greek mythology, including the first gods, the gods of Mount Olympus, and the origin of the seasons.

Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology

Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology Author Luke Roman
ISBN-10 9781438126395
Year 2010
Pages 561
Language en
Publisher Infobase Publishing
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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.

Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology Author Simone Payment
ISBN-10 1404207716
Year 2005-09-01
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group
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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.

Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings Author Jane Chance
ISBN-10 9780813128054
Year 2010-09-12
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher University Press of Kentucky
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" With New Line Cinema's production of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, the popularity of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien is unparalleled. Tolkien’s books continue to be bestsellers decades after their original publication. An epic in league with those of Spenser and Malory, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, begun during Hitler’s rise to power, celebrates the insignificant individual as hero in the modern world. Jane Chance’s critical appraisal of Tolkien’s heroic masterwork is the first to explore its “mythology of power”–that is, how power, politics, and language interact. Chance looks beyond the fantastic, self-contained world of Middle-earth to the twentieth-century parallels presented in the trilogy.

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology Author Roger D. Woodard
ISBN-10 9780521845205
Year 2007-11-12
Pages 536
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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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.

Imaginary Greece

Imaginary Greece Author Richard Buxton
ISBN-10 0521338654
Year 1994-06-16
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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This is a study of Greek myths in relation to the society in which they were originally told. It does not re-tell the myths; rather, it offers an analysis of how myths played a fundamental role in the lives of the Greeks. The relation between reality and fantasy is discussed by means of three case studies: the landscape, the family, and religion. Most of all, this book seeks to demonstrate how the seemingly endless variations of Greek mythology are a product of its particular people, place, and time.

Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology

Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology Author Robert D. Craig
ISBN-10 0313258902
Year 1989-01-01
Pages 409
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
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In this first reference guide to the mythology of these "Vikings of the Pacific," Craig reviews Polynesian legends, stories, gods, goddesses, and heroes in hundreds of alphabetical entries that succinctly describe both characters and events. His wide-ranging and thorough introduction set the subject in its geographic, historical, anthropological, and linguistic contexts, offering an illuminating overview of the origin of the Polynesians as a distinct people and tracing their voyages and settlements from Indonesia to Malaysia, Tonga, Samoa, the Marquesas, the various islands of eastern Polynesia, including Hawaii, and also to Easter Island, New Zealand, and beyond.

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology Author David Leeming
ISBN-10 9780195156690
Year 2005-11-17
Pages 469
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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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.