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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 A To Z

Author : Annette Giesecke
ISBN : 9780762497133
Genre : History
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An encyclopedic A-to-Z guide, this beautifully illustrated volume offers hundreds of rich, fascinating definitions of 700 major and minor characters, creatures, and places of classical mythology. Classical Mythology A-to-Z is a comprehensive and engrossing guide to Greek and Roman mythology. Written by Annette Giesecke, PhD, Professor of Classics and Chair of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Delaware, this brilliant reference offers clear explanations of every character and locale, and captures the essence of these timeless tales. From the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus and the heroes of the Trojan War to the nymphs, monsters, and other mythical creatures that populate these ancient stories, Giesecke recounts, with clarity and energy, the details of more than 700 characters and places. Each definition includes cross-references to related characters, locations, and myths, as well their equivalent in Roman mythology and cult. In addition to being an important standalone work, Classical Mythology A-to-Z is also written, designed, and illustrated to serve as an essential companion to the bestselling illustrated 75th-anniversary edition of Mythology by Edith Hamilton, including 10 full-color plates and 2-color illustrations throughout by artist Jim Tierney.
Category: History

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

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

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.
Category: Social Science

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

The Oxford Dictionary Of Classical Myth And Religion

Author : S. R. F. Price
ISBN : 0192802895
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion offers a fully rounded and highly authoritative point of access to all aspects of ancient religious life and thought. Dr Simon Price and Dr Emily Kearns, area advisers for the third edition of the Oxford Classical Dictionary, have come together to select, revise, edit, and in some cases wholly recast, a large number of key entries from OCD to create this handy, accessible reference work on mythology and religion in the Graeco-Roman world. Bringing to the attention of a wider audience the authority and scholarly rigour of OCD, the Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion provides students, teachers, and general readers with an affordable comprehensive, and wide-ranging A-Z reference source. The Dictionary is unique in that in addition to Greek myths and Roman festivals it covers Greek and Roman religious places, monuments, religious personnel, divination, astrology, and magic, and also contains many entries on Judaism and Christianity in Greek and Roman times.
Category: Literary Criticism

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

Mythology

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.
Category: Social Science

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.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

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.
Category: History

The Encyclopedia Of Mythology

Author : Arthur Cotterell
ISBN : 1840388005
Genre : Religion
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In this important volume three ancient mythologies are brought to life: the Classical mythology of ancient Greece and Rome; the fairytale myths of the Celtic world; and from Northern Europe, tales of Germanic gods, Nordic warriors and fearsome giants. For maximum accessibility each entry is listed in A-Z order, detailing characters, locations, and sites of interest, significant events, stories and symbols. Pictorial features also focus on recurring mythological themes, such as Oracles, Magic, Voyages, Heroes, and Spells, making this book universal in theme and timeless in appeal. This is a lavish guide to the classic mythologies
Category: Religion

Treasury Of Greek Mythology

Author : Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN : 9781426308444
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Combines retellings of classic Greek tales with detailed illustrations in an introduction to mythology that is complemented by informative sidebars containing character profiles, historical insights, and cultural facts.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Encyclopedia Of Greco Roman Mythology

Author : Mike Dixon-Kennedy
ISBN : 9781576070949
Genre : Reference
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Contains over 1,400 entries for mythological, legendary, and historical characters, as well as an essay on Greek civilization, a bibliography, a chronology, and a list of Roman emperors
Category: Reference

Senior High Core Collection

Author : Raymond W. Barber
ISBN : 0824210867
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Children S Catalog

Author : Anne Price
ISBN : UOM:39076001719306
Genre : Cataloging of children's literature
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100 Ready To Use Pathfinders For The Web

Author : A. Paula Wilson
ISBN : IND:30000093029134
Genre : Computers
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While library users, students, and researchers find pathfinders a valuable and time-saving resource, creating them is labour-intensive. Paula Wilson, Tech Talk columnist for Public Libraries, has designed this manual to help readers easily and effectively create customized products for your library.
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The Oxford Companion To Classical Civilization

Author : Professor of Classics and Ancient History Simon Hornblower
ISBN : STANFORD:36105024213188
Genre : History
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Illustrated with full-color plates and 140 black-and-white pictures, an encyclopedic, exhaustive, and up-to-date guide contains finely detailed articles and short reference notes on the people, places, and events that shaped ancient Western civilization. UP.
Category: History