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Greek Mythology

Author : Simone Payment
ISBN : 1404207716
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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.
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Greek Mythology

Author : Patrick Auerbach
ISBN : 1533658625
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Greek Mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. It was a part of the religion in ancient Greece. The Greeks were polytheistic in their religious beliefs. Polytheistic means they believed in and worshiped many different gods. Modern scholars refer to and study the myths in an attempt to shed light on the religious and political institutions of Ancient Greece and its civilization, and to gain understanding of the nature of myth-making itself. In Greek Mythology, the gods often represented different forms of nature. Their religion/mythology had no formal structure with the exception of various festivals held in honor of the gods. There was no sacred book or code of conduct to live by. The most powerful Greek gods were known as the Olympians. The Greeks believed the Olympians lived on the highest mountain in Greece, Mount Olympus. The Olympian gods included: Zeus, Hera, Apollo, Aphrodite, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Hades, Hermes, Hephaestus, Poseidon and Hestia or later she was replaced in some lists by Dionysus. Greek Mythology is explicitly embodied in a large collection of narratives, and implicitly in Greek representational arts, such as vase-paintings and votive gifts. Greek myth attempts to explain the origins of the world, and details the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, heroines and mythological creatures. These accounts initially were disseminated in an oral-poetic tradition; today the Greek myths are known primarily from Greek literature. The oldest known Greek literary sources, Homer's epic poems Iliad and Odyssey, focus on the Trojan War and its aftermath. Scroll to the top of the page and click Add To Cart to read more about this extraordinary chapter of history.
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A Companion To Greek Mythology

Author : Ken Dowden
ISBN : 9781118785164
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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
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Greek Mythology

Author : Fritz Graf
ISBN : 0801853958
Genre : History
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Allegorists in ancient Greece attempted to find philosophical and physical truths in myth. Plato, who resolutely excluded myths from the sphere of truth, thought that they could express ideas in a realm he could not reach with dialectical reasoning. Freud built a science around the myth of Oedipus, saying that myths were "distorted wish dreams of entire nations, the dreams of early mankind." No body of myth has served more purposes - or been subject to more analysis - than Greek mythology. This is a revised translation of Fritz Graf's highly acclaimed introduction to Greek mythology, Griechische Mythologie: Eine Einfuhrung, originally published in 1985 by Artemis Verlag. Graf 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 seventeenth century to the present. First surveying the various definitions of myth that have been advanced, Graf proceeds to look at the relationship between Greek myths and epic poetry; the absence of an "origin of man" myth in Creek mythology; and connection between particular myths and shrines or holy festivals; the harmony in Greek literature between myth and history; the use of myth in Greek song and tragedy; and the uses and interpretations of myth by philosophers and allegorists.
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Greek Mythology

Author : Richmond Yancey Hathorn
ISBN : UOM:39015036892837
Genre : Mythology, Greek
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Greek Mythology

Author : Hourly History
ISBN : 9781535100106
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Greek Mythology is an enormous field of study and a brief guide is a daunting task for any writer. The myths have a way of entwining one with another, and it is difficult to present a coherent story line without feeling one has omitted the best part of the story. Inside you will read about… - What Is A Myth? - The Sources Of Greek Mythology - The Creation Of The Universe And The Gods - What Of Man? What Of Woman? - The Greek Pantheon - The Trojan War - The Influence Of Greek Drama - Two Greek Mortal Heroes In Mythological Tales This guide succeeds in presenting an overall sketch of the creation of the world and the battles that follow, resulting in Zeus taking his place as the supreme god and ruling the earth from Mount Olympus. It covers the creation of man, it seems, as a bit of an afterthought for the amusement of the Olympians and some of the most famous stories that have come down to us via the writings of the great dramatists of the Classical Age. There are concise biographies of the twelve gods that make up the Olympians as well as of the heroes of the Trojan War.
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Greek Myths

Author : John Rearick
ISBN : 059096383X
Genre : Activity programs in education
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Greek Mythology

Author : Roy Jackson
ISBN : 151867142X
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Learn the Classics - Gain the Wisdom of Ancient Greek Myths! What did the Ancient Greeks know about the deep reaches of history? What happened long ago - when stories were the only means of transmitting knowledge and wisdom? When you download Ancient Greece, you'll learn the ancient Greek creation myths and how the world developed afterward. You'll meet the Titans, the Olympians, and the Heroes. How did the world begin? What did the Ancient Greeks know about the very beginning of time? Ancient Greece teaches you how the primordial forces of nature came into being out of Chaos. You'll learn about famous names like Gaia, Erebus, Eros, Nyx, and Tartarus. Who were the Titans? The Olympians? The Heroes? How did they interact with each other and the people of the earth? This book helps you understand it all, from Titans like Cronus and Phoebe to Olympians like Zeus an Athena, to heroes like Jason and Atatlanta. All together, you'll learn the stories of over 30 characters of Greek mythology! Take a walk back in time!
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Greek Mythology

Author : Herman Bullock
ISBN : 1519596707
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This book gives a quick and concise overview of Greek Mythology. Inside you will read about: - Major Greek Gods - Major Greek Heroes - Greek Mortals - Mythical Creatures - Popular Myths
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The Routledge Handbook Of Greek Mythology

Author : Robin Hard
ISBN : 9780415186360
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This new edition is a completely rewritten and revised version of Rose's original, seminal, text. Adding a huge amount of new material, Robin Hard incorporates the results of the latest research into his authoritative accounts of all the gods and heroes. The narrative framework of the book includes helpful signposting so that the book can be used as work of reference, and alongside the narrative chapters, it includes full documentation of the ancient sources, maps, and genealogical tables. Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs and line drawings, it will remain the definitive account of ancient Greek mythology for generations to come.
Category: Literary Criticism