THE GODS OF THE GREEKS

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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

The Ancient Greeks

Author : Sophie Deschamps-Lequime
ISBN : 0761300961
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Details the clothing, eating habits, political structure, culture, and other aspects of daily life in ancient Greece.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

When The Gods Were Born

Author : Carolina López-Ruiz
ISBN : 0674049462
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"With admirable erudition, Lopez-Ruiz brings to life intimacies and exchanges between the ancient Greeks and their Northwest Semitic neighbors, portraying the ancient Mediterranean as a fluid, dynamic contact zone. She explains networks of circulation, shows creative uses of traditional material by peoples in motion, and radically transforms our understanding of ancient cosmogonies."---Page duBois, author of Out of Athens: The New Ancient Greeks --
Category: Literary Criticism

Gifts From The Gods

Author : Lise Lunge-Larsen
ISBN : 9780547677378
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Ancient names come to rich and fascinating life in this lavishly illustrated book for mythology fans and word lovers.Did you know that “museums” were initially temples built to worship the nine muses, the goddesses of the arts? That “Janus” was the god of the doorways and hallways, and we have named our janitors after him? Where did these words — and other words, such as chaos, genius, nemesis, panic, echo, and narcissus — come from? From the ancient stories of the Greeks — stories that rang so true and wise that the names of the characters have survived for centuries as words we use every day. The brief stories here not only impart the subtle wisdom of these ancient tales, but make us understand the words, and our own world, more deeply.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Gods Of Greece And Rome

Author : Talfourd Ely
ISBN : 9780486120348
Genre : Social Science
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The characters of this rich history range from famous denizens of Olympus to anonymous river nymphs, each with individual chapters recounting both the Greek origins and the later Roman adaptations.
Category: Social Science

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.
Category: Architecture