Travelling Heroes

Travelling Heroes

Its central point is the Jebel Aqra, the great mountain on the north Syrian coast which Robin Lane Fox dubs 'the southern Olympus', and around which much of the action of the book turns.

Author: Robin Lane Fox

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141889863

Category: History

Page: 528

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This remarkable and daringly original book proposes a new way of thinking about the Greeks and their myths in the age of the great Homeric hymns. It combines a lifetime's familiarity with Greek literature and history with the latest archeological discoveries and the author's own journeys to the main sites in the story to describe how particular Greeks of the eighth century BC travelled east and west around the Mediterranean, and how their extraordinary journeys shaped their ideas of their gods and heroes. It gathers together stories and echoes from many different ancient cultures, not just the Greek - Assyria, Egypt, the Phoenician traders - and ranges from Mesopotamia to the Rio Tinto at Huelva in modern Portugal. Its central point is the Jebel Aqra, the great mountain on the north Syrian coast which Robin Lane Fox dubs 'the southern Olympus', and around which much of the action of the book turns. Robin Lane Fox rejects the fashionable view of Homer and his near-contemporary Hesiod as poets who owed a direct debt to texts and poems from the near East, and by following the trail of the Greek travellers shows that they were, rather, in debt to their own countrymen. With characteristic flair he reveals how these travellers, progenitors of tales which have inspired writers and historians for thousands of years, understood the world before the beginnings of philosophy and western thought.
Categories: History

Green Lantern Green Arrow Space Traveling Heroes

Green Lantern Green Arrow  Space Traveling Heroes

Dennis O'Neil. DENNIS O ' NEIL | MIKE GRELL | VINCE COLLETTA GREEN
TOOTERDARRON REALI SPACE TRAVELING HEROES ZA SPACE
TRAVELING HEROES. Front Cover.

Author: Dennis O'Neil

Publisher: DC Comics

ISBN: 9781779509604

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 320

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In these team-up tales from the mid-1970s, Green Lantern and Green Arrow face fantastic threats, starting with the former Green Lantern known as Sinestro! Also in this collection, Green Lantern Katma Tui pursues a monstrous beast to Earth, and Green Arrow accidentally enters Green Lantern's Lantern and becomes cosmically charged. Plus, the Golden Age hero called Air Wave returns in a new guise, as Hal Jordan's young cousin, and Green Arrow's romantic relationship with Black Canary takes some unexpected turns. Collects Green Lantern #90-106.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Heroes of North African Discovery

Heroes of North African Discovery

Chambers ' s Encyclopædia . The Encyclopædia Britannica . Brockhau ' s
Conversations Lexicon . Petermann ' s “ Mittheilungen . " Conder ' s " Modern
Traveller . " Murray ' s " Historical Account of Discoveries and Travels in Africa . "
Pinkerton ...

Author: N. D'Anvers

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N10553307

Category: Africa, North

Page: 392

View: 379

Categories: Africa, North

Green Lantern Green Arrow Hard Traveling Heroes New Edition

Green Lantern Green Arrow  Hard Traveling Heroes  New Edition

"Original compilation published in book form as Green Lantern/Green Arrow Hard-traveling Heroes Deluxe Edition and in single magazine form in Green Lantern 76-87, 89, The Flash 217-219, 226, Green Lantern/Green Arrow 1-7."

Author: Dennis O'Neil

Publisher:

ISBN: 1401293700

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 368

View: 461

"Original compilation published in book form as Green Lantern/Green Arrow Hard-traveling Heroes Deluxe Edition and in single magazine form in Green Lantern 76-87, 89, The Flash 217-219, 226, Green Lantern/Green Arrow 1-7."
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Heroes of Methodism

The Heroes of Methodism

Author: Joseph Beaumont Wakeley

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HXDE3U

Category: Methodism

Page: 470

View: 166

Categories: Methodism

Publications of the Modern Language Association of America

Publications of the Modern Language Association of America

—New York Sun ANCHOR | Paper | 192 PAGES | $ 13.95 Robin Lane Fox
TRAVELLING TRAVELLING HEROES HEROES IN THE Epic AGE OF HOMER
POBIN LANE FOX Presented as a kind of historical detective story , Travelling
Heroes ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P01044543P

Category: Philology, Modern

Page:

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Categories: Philology, Modern

Once a Week

Once a Week

Some people think this is the case with the class of scientific travellers. If there
had not been ... Moreover our travelling heroes are ready to go twice, three times,
— any number of times that may be required by their object. Before they have lost
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081666822

Category:

Page:

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American Heroes on Mission Fields

American Heroes on Mission Fields

With regard to the oath , however , I beg leave to say that we are not inhabitants
of this Government ( colony ) , but travellers , and hope to enjoy the same
privilege which is granted in other English colonies , of travelling unmolested
without ...

Author: Hiram Collins Haydn

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CR59898585

Category: Missionaries

Page: 362

View: 863

Categories: Missionaries

Heroes of South African Discovery

Heroes of South African Discovery

The chief , Nchiengain by name , became in fact so far reconciled to his guest as
to persuade Mayolo to allow him to join the travelling party , promising himself to
escort the " spirit ” over the Rembo or Upper Ngouyai . This passage , always ...

Author: N. D'Anvers

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N10553332

Category: Africa, Sub-Saharan

Page: 384

View: 834

Categories: Africa, Sub-Saharan

Travels in the Slavonic Provinces of Turkey in Europe

Travels in the Slavonic Provinces of Turkey in Europe

And what sort of heroes are the Vassoïevic ? " “ Good — very good : heroes , and
like the Albanians , with guns . 1 “ Are they as good as the Arnaouts ? ” As a
Mussulman he would not allow this , and said the Arnaouts were better . Wanting
to ...

Author: Georgina Muir Mackenzie

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044012983110

Category: Albania

Page:

View: 340

Categories: Albania

Travels in the Slavonic provinces of Turkey in Europe0

Travels in the Slavonic provinces of Turkey in Europe0

“And what sort of heroes are the Wassojevic 2'' “Good—very good: heroes, and
like the Albanians, with guns.” “Are they as good as the Arnaouts?” As a
Mussulman he would not allow this, and said the Arnaouts were better. Wanting
to hear ...

Author: Georgina Mary Muir MacKenzie

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB11357843

Category:

Page:

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The Balloon Travels of Robert Merry and His Young Friends Over Various Countries in Europe

The Balloon Travels of Robert Merry and His Young Friends Over Various Countries in Europe

Jason was directed , by the oracle he consulted , to invite the greatest heroes of
the age to share in the dangers and the glories of the voyage . The call was
immediately responded to , and numerous sons of gods , heroes , and kings ,
from ...

Author: Samuel Griswold Goodrich

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435018147280

Category: Europe

Page: 304

View: 359

Categories: Europe

The Life and Travels of Herodotus in the Fifth Century

The Life and Travels of Herodotus in the Fifth Century

With the mythic narratives of gods and heroes we have nothing to do in the
present chapter . They must be judged according to historical , and not
theological criticism . Hesiod probably flourished about B . C . 750 , or about one
century after ...

Author: James Talboys Wheeler

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433070302439

Category: Historians

Page:

View: 152

Categories: Historians

The Life and Travels of Herodotus in the Fifth Century Befor Christ an Imaginary Biography Founded on Facrt Illustrative of History Manners Religion Literature Arts by J Talboys Wheeler

The Life and Travels of Herodotus in the Fifth Century Befor Christ an Imaginary Biography Founded on Facrt  Illustrative of History  Manners  Religion  Literature  Arts     by J  Talboys Wheeler

With the mythic narratives of gods and heroes we have nothing to do in the
present chapter . They must be judged according to historical , and not
theological criticism . Hesiod probably flourished about B.C. 750 , or about one
century after ...

Author: James Talboys Wheeler

Publisher:

ISBN: IBNR:CR102020263

Category:

Page: 453

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A Decade of Discontent

A Decade of Discontent

12 The travelling heroes of several of her novels , particularly those of The
Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman and Nights at the Circus , are
confronted with recurring clusters of images commonly identified as
representations of the ...

Author: Hans-Jürgen Diller

Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter

ISBN: UOM:39015033971329

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 169

View: 186

Categories: Literary Criticism

The American Catholic Quarterly Review

The American Catholic Quarterly Review

Finally , as to the boldness of exploration -- the dauntless pluck of Catholic
travellers and adventurers : our first homage is ... But why speak of the exploits of
the travelling heroes of those dangerous times ; of Marco Polo , who in the
thirteenth ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105015569150

Category:

Page:

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Italy Handbook for Travellers

Italy   Handbook for Travellers

Ajax has offered violence to her: she sits on the ground, in her hand the image of
the insulted Athena; around her the Greek heroes are sitting in judgment upon
Ajax. In the background is the citadel of Troy, the head of the wooden horse ...

Author: Karl Baedeker (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B500222

Category: Italy

Page: 424

View: 538

Categories: Italy

Bijdragen tot de taal land en volkenkunde

Bijdragen tot de taal   land  en volkenkunde

The contributions by Wagner and Laba deal with the traces of Indonesian bird
hunters and traders in the regions to the west and east of the Fly River . Wagner
attributes the widespread myths featuring travelling heroes – from Sosom among
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022071562

Category: Ethnology

Page:

View: 275

Categories: Ethnology