Classical Mythology A to Z

Classical Mythology A to Z
Author: Annette Giesecke
Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Black Dog & Leventhal
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9780762497133
Language: en
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An encyclopedic A-to-Z guide, this beautifully illustrated volume offers hundreds of rich, fascinating definitions of 700 major and minor characters, creatures, and places of classical mythology. Classical Mythology A-to-Z is a comprehensive and engrossing guide to Greek and Roman mythology. Written by Annette Giesecke, PhD, Professor of Classics and Chair of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Delaware, this brilliant reference offers clear explanations of every character and locale, and captures the essence of these timeless tales. From the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus and the heroes of the Trojan War to the nymphs, monsters, and other mythical creatures that populate these ancient stories, Giesecke recounts, with clarity and energy, the details of more than 700 characters and places. Each definition includes cross-references to related characters, locations, and myths, as well their equivalent in Roman mythology and cult. In addition to being an important standalone work, Classical Mythology A-to-Z is also written, designed, and illustrated to serve as an essential companion to the bestselling illustrated 75th-anniversary edition of Mythology by Edith Hamilton, including 10 full-color plates and 2-color illustrations throughout by artist Jim Tierney.

Classical Mythology A Very Short Introduction

Classical Mythology  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Helen Morales
Release: 2007-08-23
Editor: OUP Oxford
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780191579332
Language: en
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From Zeus and Europa, to Diana, Pan, and Prometheus, the myths of ancient Greece and Rome seem to exert a timeless power over us. But what do those myths represent, and why are they so enduringly fascinating? Why do they seem to be such a potent way of talking about our selves, our origins, and our desires? This imaginative and stimulating Very Short Introduction goes beyond a simple retelling of the stories to explore the rich history and diverse interpretations of classical myths. It is a wide-ranging account, examining how classical myths are used and understood in both high art and popular culture, taking the reader from the temples of Crete to skyscrapers in New York, and finding classical myths in a variety of unexpected places: from arabic poetry and Hollywood films, to psychoanalysis, the bible, and New Age spiritualism. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Everything Classical Mythology Book

The Everything Classical Mythology Book
Author: Lesley Bolton
Release: 2002-04-01
Editor: Everything
Pages: 304
ISBN: 158062653X
Language: en
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Full of action, romance, betrayal, passion, violence, and tragedy, the timeless ancient Greek and Roman myths make great reading. With a cast of unique characters and unbelievable story lines, classical mythology explains phenomena such as creation, weather, nature, and the universe with unparalleled drama. The Everything Classical Mythology Book is an entertaining and educational guide that explains all the great myths and explores how they have influenced language, art, music, psychology, and even today's popular culture. The book tells the fascinating stories of the gods' rise to power on Mount Olympus and of their frequent clashes with larger-than-life heroes. Rounded out with a helpful glossary, an index of characters, and many reading resources, this action-packed new addition to the Everything series brings classical mythology to life!

Handbook of Classical Mythology

Handbook of Classical Mythology
Author: William F. Hansen
Release: 2004
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 394
ISBN: 9781576072264
Language: en
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Presents classic stories of the Greeks and Romans, along with geographical and historical background information.

Who s Who in Classical Mythology

Who s Who in Classical Mythology
Author: Michael Grant,John Hazel
Release: 2004-08-02
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781134509423
Language: en
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Who's Who in Classical Mythology is the most complete and detailed reference book of its kind. It offers scholarly, yet accessible accounts of those mythological tales surrounding such gods as Apollo, Zeus, Athena and Dionysus, and mortals such as Achilles, Odysseus, Jason, Aeneas, Romulus and Remus and Tarquin. It contains over 1200 extensive entries, covering both Greek and Roman characters, providing detailed biographical information, together with historical and geographical background. In addition there are comprehensive genealogical trees of important mythological families and a detailed list of all Greek and Latin writers referred to in the text.

Classical Mythology The Basics

Classical Mythology  The Basics
Author: Richard Martin
Release: 2016-04-28
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9781317539162
Language: en
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This is an engaging introduction which explores the latest thinking about Classical mythology, the history of interpreting myths and the role of myths in cultural tradition, from painting to opera, philosophy, politics, drama, and religion in the modern day. It answers such questions as what are ancient myths and who invented them where do gods come from what makes a hero how is Classical myth used in the modern world and what approaches are there to the study of myth? Featuring further reading and case studies from antiquity to the modern day, this is an essential introduction to the myths which have been a fundamental part of Western culture throughout history.

Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology
Author: William Hansen,William F. Hansen
Release: 2005
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 393
ISBN: 9780195300352
Language: en
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Originally published: Handbook of classical mythology. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c2004.

Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Dictionary of Classical Mythology
Author: Jennifer R. March
Release: 2014-05-31
Editor: Oxbow Books
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781782976356
Language: en
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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.

Women of Classical Mythology

Women of Classical Mythology
Author: Robert E. Bell
Release: 1993
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 462
ISBN: UCSC:32106014549015
Language: en
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Offers information on 2600 women from Greek and Roman mythology, including heroines, murderesses, lovers, female animals and monsters, hermaphrodites, and transsexuals

The Everything Classical Mythology Book

The Everything Classical Mythology Book
Author: Nancy Conner
Release: 2010-01-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781440502415
Language: en
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Romance, betrayal, passion, tragedy, violence, and scandal. No, it's not the latest reality TV search for love--it's classical mythology. For years, people have turned to the ancient Greek and Roman myths for entertaining reading, unbelievable storylines, unique characters, and unparalleled drama. This guide explains the great stories and how they still influence literature, entertainment, and everyday life. From heroes and heroines to monsters and villains, this entertaining guide covers it all. Inside, you will learn how: The Greeks defeated the Titans Odysseus tricked the Cyclops Hercules accomplished the twelve labors Peruses slew Medusa The Greeks bested the Trojans Hades abducted Persephone Bellerophon killed the Chimera With an easy reference chart of the gods and goddesses and their interrelations, this action-packed book helps you bring classical mythology to life!

Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology
Author: Mark P. O. Morford,Robert J. Lenardon
Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 703
ISBN: 0679300287
Language: en
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The Complete Idiot s Guide to Classical Mythology

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Classical Mythology
Author: Kevin Osborn,Dana Burgess
Release: 1998
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 406
ISBN: 0028623851
Language: en
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An introduction to Greek and Roman mythology provides explanations of all the gods and their roles, origins of the myths and theories on who wrote them, and the function of myths in society

Classical Mythology in Context

Classical Mythology in Context
Author: Associate Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies Lisa Maurizio,Lisa Maurizio
Release: 2015-11
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 712
ISBN: 0199782830
Language: en
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"Written for the way instructors teach and students learn, Classical Mythology in Context provides a truly contextualized treatment of classical myth that combines ancient sources, comparative perspectives, and modern and theoretical interpretations"--

A Smaller Classical Mythology

A Smaller Classical Mythology
Author: William Smith
Release: 1882
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 340
ISBN: NYPL:33433068188766
Language: en
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Who s Who in Classical Mythology

Who s Who in Classical Mythology
Author: Former Fellow at Cambridge Professor of Humanity at Edinburgh and Vice Chancellor John Hazel, Ma,Michael Grant,John Hazel
Release: 2004-08-02
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781134509430
Language: en
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Who's Who in Classical Mythology is the most complete and detailed reference book of its kind. It offers scholarly, yet accessible accounts of those mythological tales surrounding such gods as Apollo, Zeus, Athena and Dionysus, and mortals such as Achilles, Odysseus, Jason, Aeneas, Romulus and Remus and Tarquin. It contains over 1200 extensive entries, covering both Greek and Roman characters, providing detailed biographical information, together with historical and geographical background. In addition there are comprehensive genealogical trees of important mythological families and a detailed list of all Greek and Latin writers referred to in the text.

Classical Mythology More

Classical Mythology   More
Author: Marianthe Colakis,Mary Joan Masello
Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Pages: 459
ISBN: 9780865165731
Language: en
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Designed as an introduction to classical mythology for middle and high-school students, presents retellings of favorite myths, sidebar summaries, and review exercises with the answers at the back of the book.

Helps to the Study of Classical Mythology

Helps to the Study of Classical Mythology
Author: Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
Release: 1899
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 234
ISBN: HARVARD:32044097034912
Language: en
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Little Big Bk Class Mythology

Little Big Bk Class Mythology
Author: Roberto Carvalho de Magalhåes
Release: 2007-07-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 976
ISBN: 8860980364
Language: en
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With more than 550 reproductions of paintings, frescoes, sculptures, and vases...

Classical Mythology in English Literature

Classical Mythology in English Literature
Author: Geoffrey Miles
Release: 2002-09-11
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 472
ISBN: 9781134754632
Language: en
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Classical Mythology in English Literature brings together a range of English versions of three classical myths. It allows students to explore the ways in which they have been reinterpreted and reinvented by writers throughout history. Beginning with a concise introduction to the principle Greco-Roman gods and heroes, the anthology then focuses on three stories: * Orpheus, the great musician and his quest to free his wife Eurydice from death * Venus and Adonis, the love goddess and the beautiful youth she loved * Pygmalion, the master sculptor who fell in love with his creation. Each section begins with the classical sources and ends with contemporary versions, showing how each myth has been used/abused or appropriated since its origins

Who s Who in Non Classical Mythology

Who s Who in Non Classical Mythology
Author: Egerton Sykes,Alan Kendall
Release: 2002-04-12
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781134777327
Language: en
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Over 2500 entries provide detail of each mythical character and combine to create the most complete and detailed reference work of its kind.