The Complete World of Greek Mythology
Greek myths are among the most complex and influential
stories ever told. From the first millennium BC until today, the myths
have been repeated in an inexhaustible series of variations and
reinterpretations. They can be found in the latest movies and television
shows and in software for interactive computer games.
This book combines a retelling of Greek myths with a
comprehensive account of the world in which they developed—their themes,
their relevance to Greek religion and society, and their
relationship to the landscape.
Complemented by lavish illustrations, genealogical tables, box features,
and specially commissioned drawings, this will be an essential book for
anyone interested in these classic tales and in the world of the ancient
- "Contexts, Sources, Meanings" describes the main literary
and artistic sources for Greek myths, and their contexts, such
as ritual and theater.
- "Myths of Origin" includes stories about the
beginning of the cosmos, the origins of the gods, the first
humans, and the founding of communities.
- "The Olympians: Power, Honor, Sexuality" examines
the activities of all the main divinities.
- "Heroic exploits" concentrates on the adventures of
Perseus, Jason, Herakles, and other heroes.
- "Family sagas" explores the dramas and catastrophes
that befall heroes and heroines.
- "A Landscape of Myths" sets the stories within the
context of the mountains, caves, seas, and rivers of Greece, Crete,
Troy, and the Underworld.
- "Greek Myths after the Greeks" describes the rich
tradition of retelling, from the Romans, through the Renaissance, to
the twenty-first century.
Who's Who in Greek and Roman Mythology
Learn about the gods, heroes, and weird creatures that
provided Greek and Roman mythology with a bizarre but interesting cast of
characters. Hear about their rather complicated interactions and
understand why myths were important to ancient people.
This groundbreaking English version by Robert
Fagles is the most important recent translation of Homer's great epic
poem. The verse translation has been hailed by scholars as the new
standard, providing an Iliad that delights modern sensibility and
aesthetic without sacrificing the grandeur and particular genius of Homer's own style and language. The Iliad is one of the two great
epics of Homer, and is typically described as one of the greatest war
stories of all time, but to say the Iliad is a war story does not
begin to describe the emotional sweep of its action and characters: Achilles,
Helen, Hector, and other heroes of Greek myth and history in the
tenth and final year of the Greek siege of Troy.
Cliffsnotes Homer's the Odyssey
The Odyssey is an epic poem that unfurls the
story of Odysseus' triumph over Troy and arduous journey home to reclaim
his kingdom. It has the elements of romance and adventure and the
psychological development of character thousands of years before Freud. At
2,500 years old, it is one of the finest books ever written; as poetry, it
sets the standard for comparison; and it serves as one of the foundations
of the Western world's cultural heritage.
A Genealogical Chart of Greek Mythology
This unique work is the first comprehensive
genealogical chart of virtually all of the named figures of Greek
mythology that can be shown to be related. The product of more
than 35 years of research, the book includes a 72-page continuous
chart that links 3,673 named figures into a single "family
tree" spanning 20 generations and an 80-page index that
provides a citation to an authoritative ancient source for each
The genealogy begins with Chaos and--based on works by Hesiod,
Homer, Aeschylus, Pindar, Bacchylides,
Herodotus, Euripides, Apollodorus, Pausanias,
Diodorus Siculus, and scores of other
ancient poets, playwrights, and writers--continues down through
the Titans, the gods, legendary kings, and such well-known figures
of literature as Odysseus, Jason, Antigone, and
Helen of Troy, as
well as hundreds of obscure figures, including their spouses,
paramours, children, and descendants.
The chart shows all of the known relationships--parental,
marital, and extramarital--of each figure. In addition to
furnishing a citation for each relationship, the index provides
brief descriptive information and indicates the quadrant and page
of the continuous chart where the relationship is depicted. A
two-page master chart illustrates the relationships among the
The Greek Myths
Endymion, Pelops, Daedalus, Pygmalion -- we
recognize the names, but what are the stories behind these and
other familiar gods from the Greek pantheon -- names that recur
throughout the history of European culture?
Drawing on an enormous range of sources, Robert Graves has
brought together elements of these myths in simple narrative form.
He retells the adventures of the most important gods and heroes of
the ancient Greeks. His work has become the reference for the
serious scholar as well as the casual inquirer.
No other god of the Greeks is as widely
present in the monuments and nature of Greece and Italy, in the
sensuous tradition of antiquity, as Dionysos. In myth and image,
in visionary experience and ritual representation, the Greeks
possessed a complete expression of indestructible life, the
essence of Dionysos. In this work, the noted mythologist and
historian of religion Carl Kerenyi presents a historical account
of the religion of Dionysos from its beginnings in the Minoan
culture down to its transition to a cosmic and cosmopolitan
religion of late antiquity under the Roman Empire. From the wealth
of Greek literary, epigraphic, and monumental traditions, Kerenyi
constructs a picture of Dionysian worship, always underlining the
constitutive element of myth.
Included in this study are the secret cult scenes of the
women's mysteries both within and beyond Attica, the mystic
sacrificial rite at Delphi, and the great public Dionysian
festivals at Athens. The way in which the Athenian people received
and assimilated tragedy in its immanent connection with Dionysos
is seen as the greatest miracle in all cultural history. Tragedy
and New Comedy are seen as high spiritual forms of the Dionysian
religion, and the Dionysian element itself is seen as a chapter in
the religious history of Europe.
The World of Odysseus
(New York Review Books Classics Series)
Homeric Moments Clues to Delight in Reading the Odyssey and the Iliad
The Genealogy of Greek Mythology: An Illustrated Family Tree Greek Myth from the First Gods to the Founders of Rome
Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece :
An Illustrated Wallchart Showing the Legends, Descent and Relationships of the Gods and Heroes of Greek Mythology
The Chiron Dictionary of
Bulfinch's Greek and Roman Mythology :
Greek & Roman Mythology :
Gods and Goddesses, Heroes, Places,
and Events of Antiquity
The Age of Fable
Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece
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