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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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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 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

The Earth The Temple And The Gods

Author : Vincent Scully
ISBN : 9781595341778
Genre : Architecture
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When The Earth, the Temple, and the Gods first appeared in 1962, it was hailed by the critics for it erudition, historical imagination and boldness. Subsequently, this comprehensive study of Greek temples and site-planning has been widely accepted as a landmark of architectural history, for it offers an inspired and arresting insight into nature and function of Greek sacred architecture. Vincent Scully, one of America's most brilliant and articulate scholars, understands the temples as physical embodiment of the gods in landscapes that had for the Greeks divine attributes and sacred connotations. He explores the meanings inherent in the calculated interaction between man-made sculptural forces and the natural landscape, and he relates this interaction to our understanding of Greek culture from the pre-Greek Aegean to the Hellenistic period. Years of research and travel were devoted to The Earth, the Temple, and the Gods. Scores of sites were restudied on the spot, including many lesser-known sanctuaries throughout the Hellenic world. The study includes reconstruction drawings, plans, and maps along with its richly illustrated, detailed discussions of major sites.
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The Daily Life Of The Greek Gods

Author : Giulia Sissa
ISBN : 0804736146
Genre : History
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Discusses the everyday life of the gods of the Iliad, including what their bodies were made of, how they received nourishment, their social life on Olympus and among humans, and their loves, festivities, and disputes.
Category: History