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The Illustrated A Z Of Classic Mythology

Author : Arthur Cotterell
ISBN : 0754828980
Genre : Social Science
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Combining ancient tales of warriors, heroes, giants, and gods, this anthology is a guide to the myths, legends, and fairytales from Greece, Rome, Northern Europe, Germany, and Scandinavia.
Category: Social Science

Classical Mythology

Author : William Hansen
ISBN : 9780195300352
Genre : Social Science
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Originally published: Handbook of classical mythology. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c2004.
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The Ultimate Encyclopedia Of Mythology

Author : Arthur Cotterell
ISBN : 178019188X
Genre : History
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This title deals with the myths and legends of the ancient worlds, from Greece, Rome and Egypt to the Norse and Celtic lands, through Persia and India to China and the Far East. It is a comprehensive A to Z of the classic stories of gods and goddesses, heroes, warriors and mythical beasts, with copious cross-references. Over 1000 alphabetical entries describe the central mythical figures of each culture and their importance to the ancient civilizations of their day. It is beautifully illustrated with over 1000 images spanning fifteen centuries of fine art, from the ancient world to the present, including specially commissioned artworks. It presents superb pictorial spreads on the mythical themes and symbols central to each culture. Timeless in scope and appeal, it is a classic and enduring reference work by two expert authorities. In this important volume, the mythologies of the ancient world are brought to life. In the first half, author Arthur Cotterell describes the central mythical figures of classical Greece and Rome, the Celtic heroes and the Nordic gods. In the second part, author Rachel Storm expertly leads us through the powerful pantheon of gods and goddesses of the East from Ancient Egypt, through Central Asia, to the dragon festivals of eastern lands. Pictorial features focus on recurring mythological themes, including heroes, oracles and prophecies. This comprehensive guide to the myths and legends of two great continents is timeless in its universal appeal.
Category: History

The Encyclopedia Of Classic Mythology

Author : Arthur Cotterell
ISBN : 0754811808
Genre : Reference
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Explores mythical themes basic to the Greek, Roman, Norse, and Celtic cultures in addition to profiling more than 500 key mythological figures.
Category: Reference

Dictionary Of Classical Mythology

Author : Jennifer R. March
ISBN : 9781782976356
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Greek And Roman Mythology A To Z

Author : Kathleen N. Daly
ISBN : 9781438128009
Genre : Mythology, Classical
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Alphabetically listed entries identify and explain the characters, events, important places, and other aspects of Greek and Roman mythology.
Category: Mythology, Classical

Classical Myth A Treasury Of Greek And Roman Legends Art And History

Author : Jane Bingham
ISBN : 9781317474326
Genre : History
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The World of Mythology series introduces the myths of the world's greatest civilizations. The Classical world of ancient Greece and Rome has had an immeasurable impact on Western culture, but what inspired some of the greatest writers, philosophers, and architects of all time? Gods were not only worshipped, but consulted for both minor problems and victory in battle. The legends of mortals Heracles and Perseus were wrapped up in the lives of the immortals. Art and artifacts, as well as photographs of the landscapes immortalized in the tales, bring the world of Classical myth to life.
Category: History


Author : Arthur Cotterell
ISBN : 1842152971
Genre : Social Science
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Ancient mythologies are brought to life in this illustrated reference book featuring the classical mythology of ancient Greece and Rome, the fairytale myths of the Celtic world, and tales of German gods and Nordic warriors.
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Roman Mythology

Author : Don Nardo
ISBN : 9781420509526
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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The myths of Aeneas, Romulus and Remus, the Six Brave Brothers, Horatius, Coriolanus and Volumnia, Cloelia, and others are explored. Hero myths and the values they represented are explored. This volume has a map of the Roman Empire, a family tree of Rome's founders, a table of major characters with name pronunciations and brief descriptions, a glossary, sidebars, fact boxes, a bibliography of sources for further study, and a subject index.
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Author : Kayleen Reusser
ISBN : 9781612284156
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The life of Hephaestus, god of fire, abounded with intrigue, mystery, and excitement. Who was Hephaestus’ father? Why does Hera refuse to reveal his name? Why doesn’t Hephaestus reveal the recipient of his special gift, the bronze net? Hephaestus’ life as portrayed in Greek and Roman myths was filled with rejection and deception. Yet this god did not let the negative experiences of life stop him from seeking love and companionship. Hephaestus is shown as a god of pride, hope, and compassion. Though he sometimes struggles to make the right decision, he manages, like most of us, to find the right answer within himself.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction