Myths of Greece and Rome

Author: H. A. Guerber

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736808291

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 395

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A classic of mythology, long prized for its accurate retelling of the principal myths of Greece and Rome, and for its commentary on their origins and significance. The collection begins with myths involving the gods — Jupiter, Apollo, Venus, Mars, others — and ends with the adventures of Ulysses and Aeneas. The aim of this book is to present a complete and entertaining account of Grecian and Roman mythology in such a manner that the student will appreciate its great influence upon literature and art. These myths, an inexhaustible fund of inspiration for the poets and artists of the past, have also inspired many noted modern works. To impress this fact forcibly upon the student, appropriate quotations from the poetical writings of all ages, from Hesiod's "Works and Days," to Tennyson's "Oenone," have been inserted in the text. The myths are told as graphically and accurately as possible, great care being taken, however, to avoid the more repulsive features of heathen mythology; and when two or more versions of the same myth occur, the preference has invariably been given to the most popular, that is to say, to the one which has inspired the greatest works.
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Myths of Greece and Rome

Author: Thomas Bulfinch

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140056433

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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Classical tales of gods, goddesses, and mortals are presented together with paintings and works of sculpture demonstrating artistic interpretations of these myths throughout history
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Myths of the Greeks and Romans

Author: Michael Grant

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 432

View: 5137

This work provides an analysis of the influence of the classic myth on the study and execution of artistic and scientific endeavours throughout the ages. The book summarizes all the myths and legends of the lesser Gods and heroes, and traces their origins in historical fact or religious myth. It also shows how myths have continued to evolve throughout the ages.
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Mythologie für Dummies

Author: Christopher W. Blackwell,Amy Hackney Blackwell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527699414

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

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Alles von Aphrodite bis Zarathustra Mythologie ist spannender als jeder Krimi, grausamer als jeder Horrorfilm und leidenschaftlicher als jeder Liebesroman. Aber wie hieß noch gleich der Meeresgott der Griechen? Was geschah bei der Götterdämmerung? Und wer gehörte zu König Artus‘ Tafelrunde? Antworten auf diese und viele weitere Fragen finden Sie in diesem Buch, das zum Schmökern einlädt und wunderbar als Nachschlagewerk dient. Neben der griechischen und römischen Mythologie erfahren Sie alles Wissenswerte zu den nordischen Sagen wie den Nibelungen und Beowulf, zu Mythen aus Ägypten und Asien sowie zu den Erzählungen der Inka, Maya und Azteken.
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Myths Of Greece And Rome - Narrated With Special Reference To Literature And Art

Author: H. A. Guerber

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447498291

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 2849

The aim of this book is to present a complete and entertaining account of Grecian and Roman mythology in such a manner that the student will appreciate its great influence upon literature and art. These myths, an inexhaustible fund of inspiration for the poets and artists of the past, have also inspired many noted modern works. The better to impress this fact upon the student, appropriate quotations from the poetical writings of all ages, from Hesiod’s “Works and Days,” to Tennyson’s “Oenone,” have been inserted in the text, while reproductions of ancient masterpieces and noted examples of modern painting and sculpture are plentifully used as illustrations. The myths are told as graphically and accurately as possible, great care being taken, however, to avoid the more repulsive features of heathen mythology; and when two or more versions of the same myth occur, the preference has invariably been given to the most popular, that is to say, to the one which has inspired the greatest works.
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Greek and Roman Mythology, A to Z

Author: Kathleen N. Daly,Marian Rengel

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438128002

Category: Mythology, Classical

Page: 177

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Alphabetically listed entries identify and explain the characters, events, important places, and other aspects of Greek and Roman mythology.
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Oh My Gods

A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths

Author: Philip Freeman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451609981

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 8508

A professor of classics and visiting scholar at the Harvard Divinity school presents modern interpretations of traditional Greek and Roman myths that render classic themes accessible to a new generation of readers. By the author of Alexander the Great.
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Ancient Greece and Rome

Myths and Beliefs

Author: Tony Allan,Sara Maitland

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 144885993X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Examines the myths and beliefs of the classical world of ancient Greece and Rome.
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Myths of Greece and Rome

Author: H. a. Guerber

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9780766148567

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 2821

Narrated with special reference to literature and art. The aim of this book is to present a complete and entertaining account of Grecian and Roman mythology in such a manner that the student will appreciate its great influence upon literature and art. These myths have inspired many noted modern works. The myths are told as graphically and accurately as possible, great care being taken to avoid the more repulsive features of heathen mythology.
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The Mythology of Plants

Botanical Lore from Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Annette Giesecke

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606063219

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 144

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This engaging book focuses on the perennially fascinating topic of plants in Greek and Roman myth. The author, an authority on the gardens, art, and literature of the classical world, introduces the book’s main themes with a discussion of gods and heroes in ancient Greek and Roman gardens. The following chapters recount the everyday uses and broader cultural meaning of plants with particularly strong mythological associations. These include common garden plants such as narcissus and hyacinth; pomegranate and apple , which were potent symbols of fertility; and sources of precious incense including frankincense and myrrh. Following the sweeping botanical commentary are the myths themselves, told in the original voice of Ovid, classical antiquity’s most colorful mythographer. The volume’s interdisciplinary approach will appeal to a wide audience, ranging from readers interested in archaeology, classical literature, and ancient history to garden enthusiasts. With an original translation of selections from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, an extensive bibliography, a useful glossary of names and places, and a rich selection of images including exquisite botanical illustrations, this book is unparalleled in scope and realization.
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Myths of Greece and Rome

Author: Jane Ellen Harrison

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465578013

Category:

Page: 79

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An account of the gods of Homer's Olympus.
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Mythology of Greece and Rome

Myths and Legends of the Classical World

Author: Arthur Cotterell

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781844767465

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 8007

Over 160 alphabetically arranged entries offer an overview of the mythical figures of ancient Greece and Rome, describing central characters, themes, symbols, and other topics.
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Early Rome

Myth and Society

Author: Jaclyn Neel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119083796

Category: History

Page: 336

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The scholarly community has become increasingly aware of the differences between Roman myths and the more familiar myths of Greece. Early Rome: Myth and Society steps in to provide much-needed modern and accessible translations and commentaries on Italian legends. This work examines the tales of Roman pre-and legendary history, discusses relevant cultural and contextual information, and presents author biographies. This book offers updated translations of key texts, including authors who are often absent from classical mythology textbooks, such as Dionysius of Halicarnassus and Servius. Editor Jaclyn Neel debunks the idea that Romans were unimaginative copyists by spotlighting the vitality and flexibility of Italian myth — particularly those parts that are less closely connected to Greek tales, such as the story of Caeculus of Praeneste. Finally, by calling attention to the Italian rather than Roman nature of the collection, this book suggests that Roman culture was broader than the city itself. This important work offers: Up-to-date and accessible translations of Roman and Italic legends from authors throughout antiquity Examination of compelling tales that involve the Roman equivalent of Greek “heroes” Unique view of the strength and plasticity of Roman and Italic myth, particularly the parts less closely connected to familiar Greek tales Intelligent discussion of relevant cultural and contextual information Argument that Roman culture reached far beyond the city of Rome Fresh and readable, Early Rome: Myth and Society offers essential reading for students of ancient Rome as well as those interested in Roman and Greek mythology.
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Animals in Greek and Roman Religion and Myth

Author: Patricia A. Johnston,Attilio Mastrocinque,Sophia Papaioannou

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144389821X

Category: History

Page: 545

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This volume brings together a variety of approaches to the different ways in which the role of animals was understood in ancient Greco-Roman myth and religion, across a period of several centuries, from Preclassical Greece to Late Antique Rome. Animals in Greco-Roman antiquity were thought to be intermediaries between men and gods, and they played a pivotal role in sacrificial rituals and divination, the foundations of pagan religion. The studies in the first part of the volume examine the role of the animals in sacrifice and divination. The second part explores the similarities between animals, on the one hand, and men and gods, on the other. Indeed, in antiquity, the behaviour of several animals was perceived to mirror human behaviour, while the selection of the various animals as sacrificial victims to specific deities often was determined on account of some peculiar habit that echoed a special attribute of the particular deity. The last part of this volume is devoted to the study of animal metamorphosis, and to this end a number of myths that associate various animals with transformation are examined from a variety of perspectives.
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Classical Mythology

A Guide to the Mythical World of the Greeks and Romans

Author: William Hansen,William F. Hansen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195300351

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

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Originally published: Handbook of classical mythology. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c2004.
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