Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Dictionary of Classical Mythology

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 ...

Author: Jennifer R. March

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781782976356

Category: History

Page: 432

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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.
Categories: History

The Penguin Dictionary of Classical Mythology

The Penguin Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Brief entries describe the main characters and events of Greek and Roman mythology

Author: Pierre Grimal

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 0140512357

Category: Reference

Page: 466

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Brief entries describe the main characters and events of Greek and Roman mythology
Categories: Reference

Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Provides brief information on themes, specific works, authors, place names, and major characters

Author: John Edward Zimmerman

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 0808501151

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

View: 929

Provides brief information on themes, specific works, authors, place names, and major characters
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Dictionary of Classical Mythology

The Dictionary of Classical Mythology

But above all this book is a fascinating and readable guide to the rich and diverse legends and mythologies of the classical world.

Author: Pierre Grimal

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631201025

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 614

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The Dictionary of Classical Mythology is a unique companion to the ancient Greek and Roman myths and legends.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion

The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion

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 ...

Author: S. R. F. Price

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192802895

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 599

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Mythology

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Mythology

A guide to the legends, themes, and characters of classical mythology also features summaries of epic and dramatic works based on specific Greek or Roman myths.

Author: Michael Stapleton

Publisher: Outlet

ISBN: UVA:X000073083

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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A guide to the legends, themes, and characters of classical mythology also features summaries of epic and dramatic works based on specific Greek or Roman myths.
Categories: Religion

A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology

A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Brief entries describe the main characters and events of Greek and Roman mythology

Author: Pierre Grimal

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631166963

Category: Religion

Page: 456

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Brief entries describe the main characters and events of Greek and Roman mythology
Categories: Religion

A Dictionary of Non Classical Mythology

A Dictionary of Non Classical Mythology

Or they might be dwelling in the hills, perhaps feasting there with Odhin, before Valhalla was known... -from then entry for Hel, the early Scandinavian abode of the dead From "Aah" (an Egyptian moon god) to "Ziudsuddu" (the Sumerian hero ...

Author: Lewis Spence

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596053427

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Old Teutonic ideas concerning the dead were not very defined. Souls were conceived as in the air, sweeping past on the winds; they formed the phantom host accompanying the wild huntsmen of popular tradition. Or they might be dwelling in the hills, perhaps feasting there with Odhin, before Valhalla was known... -from then entry for Hel, the early Scandinavian abode of the dead From "Aah" (an Egyptian moon god) to "Ziudsuddu" (the Sumerian hero of the Creation), this is a deliciously browsable dictionary of the folklore of Europe, the ancient Americas, and the Near and Far East. Originally published in 1912 and weaving connections between the deities and legendary heroes of diverse traditions-are Krishna and Arthur spiritual brothers?-this will delight readers of mythology and comparative religion. Scottish occultist LEWIS SPENCE (1874-1955) was a fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, and vice president of the Scottish Anthropological and Folklore Society. A renowned scholar of the Atlantis myth, he authored numerous books of mythology, folklore, and the occult, including The History of Atlantis (1926), The Occult Causes of the Present War (1940), and The Magic Arts in Celtic Britain (1945). MARIAN EDWARDES also wrote A Pocket Lexicon & Concordance to the Temple Shakespeare and translated (with Edgar Taylor) Fairy Tales, by the Brothers Grimm.
Categories: Social Science

Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology includes many of these myths -- some famous and some unusual -- retold for the modern reader, and is illustrated with many of the beautiful paintings and statues based on these tales.

Author: Geddes & Grosset, Limited

Publisher: Geddes & Grosset, Limited

ISBN: 1855343487

Category: Social Science

Page: 479

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For thousands of years the myths of Ancient Greece, so influential in the Classical world of Greece and Rome, have fascinated people and inspired great writers, artists and thinkers. Classical Mythology includes many of these myths -- some famous and some unusual -- retold for the modern reader, and is illustrated with many of the beautiful paintings and statues based on these tales. The introductory material also provides essential information on the origin and development of Greek mythology. This volume also includes a comprehensive and easy-to-use dictionary of Greek and Roman mythology, with over 1000 fully cross-referenced entries on the many tales, characters and traditions. Book jacket.
Categories: Social Science

Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Dictionary of Classical Mythology

This dictionary is a topical dictionary of Greek and Roman mythology.

Author: Robert E. Bell

Publisher: Oxford, England ; Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-Clio

ISBN: UOM:49015002844224

Category: Classical dictionaries

Page: 390

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This dictionary is a topical dictionary of Greek and Roman mythology.
Categories: Classical dictionaries