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The Gods Of The Greeks

Author : Károly Kerényi
ISBN : 9781787201088
Genre : History
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Drawing on a wealth of sources, from Hesiod to Pausanias and from the Orphic Hymns to Proclus, Professor Kerényi provides a clear and scholarly exposition of all the most important Greek myths. After a brief introduction, the complex genealogies of the gods lead him from the begettings of the Titans, from Aphrodite under all her titles and aspects, to the reign of Zeus, to Apollo and Hermes, touching the affairs of Pan, nymphs, satyrs, cosmogonies and the birth of mankind, until he reaches the ineffable mysteries of Dionysos. The lively and highly readable narrative is complemented by an appendix of detailed references to all the original texts and a fine selection of illustrations taken from vase paintings. ‘...learned, admirably documented, exhaustive...’—TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT ‘ most emphatically must be the book that many have long been waiting for...’—STEPHEN SPENDER ‘Kerényi’s effort to reinterpret mythology...arises out of the conviction that an appreciation of the mythical world will help Western man to regain his lost sense of religious values....(His) theory of myth and his actual interpretations of mythical to point the way to...a new kind of humanism.’—A. Altman, Philosophy
Category: History

The Gods Of Greece

Author : Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
ISBN : 087113554X
Genre : Architecture
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The text was originally published with other illustrations in 1983 by Harry N. Abrams Inc. Here it is repackaged with reproductions of over 65 paintings by Francoise Gilot (the paintings were created independently not expressly for the book). Neither the text nor the artwork are conventional.
Category: Architecture

The Greek Gods

Author : Bernard Evslin
ISBN : 0590441108
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Brief, simplified tales introduce youngsters to the gods and goddesses of ancient Greek mythology.
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Greek Gods Human Lives

Author : Mary R. Lefkowitz
ISBN : 0300107692
Genre : Social Science
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Insightful and fun, this new guide to an ancient mythology explains why the Greek gods and goddesses are still so captivating to us, revisiting the work of Homer, Ovid, Virgil, and Shakespeare in search of the essence of these stories. (Mythology & Folklore)
Category: Social Science

The Greeks And Their Gods

Author : William Keith Chambers Guthrie
ISBN : 0807057932
Genre : Philosophy
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The primary aim of this book is to serve as a kind of religious companion to the Greek classics. It does not so much set out to interest specialists as to be useful to those who enjoy Greek literature, whether original or in translation, and have made the inevitable discovery that almost every branch of it is permeated by religion.
Category: Philosophy

Greek Gods And Heroes

Author : Robert Graves
ISBN : 9780795336515
Genre : Fiction
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In the ancient past, the Gods and Goddesses of ancient Greece lived on Mount Olympus, and ruled the world of mortals. Famous heroes shaped the course of history, beautiful women drew the gazes of gods and men alike, and the gods were both fickle in their favors and breathtakingly generous to those they smiled upon. From Midas’ tragic gift to the exploits of Hercules and the curse of Pandora, renowned classicist and historical novelist Robert Graves brings the legends of ancient Greece to life in a lively, accessible way that’s sure to appeal to everyone; from children to adults, and from casual readers to serious scholars.
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Coping With The Gods

Author : Henk Versnel
ISBN : 9789004204904
Genre : Religion
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Abandoning monolithic approaches and embracing the possibility of inconsistencies and incongruities in Greek thought, behaviour, and culture, this book investigates how ancient Greeks could validate the complementarity of dissonant, if not contradictory, representations in e.g.polytheism, theodicy, divine omnipotence and ruler cult.
Category: Religion

Greek Gods And Goddesses

Author : Geraldine McCaughrean
ISBN : 9780689820847
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Provides young readers with a colorfully illustrated collection of fifteen stories about well-known and lesser-known ancient Greek gods and goddesses.
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Percy Jackson And The Greek Gods

Author : Rick Riordan
ISBN : 9780141356358
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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"If you like horror shows, bloodbaths, lying, stealing, backstabbing and cannibalism, then read on..." Who could tell the true stories of the gods and goddesses of Olympus better than modern-day demigod Percy Jackson? In this action-packed tour of Greek mythology, Percy gives his hilarious personal views on the feuds, fights and love affairs of the Olympians. Want to know how Zeus came to be top god? How many times Kronos ate one of his own kids? How Athena literally burst out of another god's head? It's all here in black and white...
Category: Juvenile Fiction