Greek Mythology Books Guides Ancient Greece
Perseus. Jason. Atalanta. Theseus. Heracles .
Rediscover the thrills, grandeur, and unabashed fun of the
Greek myth ...
Heroes: The Greek Myths Reimagined
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
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 Greeks.
- "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 in Greek and Roman Mythology DVD
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.
Are There: Ancient Greece / Triumph DVD
Civilizations Athens and Ancient Greece DVD
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.
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
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 relationship.
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
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
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.
World of Odysseus
(New York Review Books Classics Series)
Moments Clues to Delight in Reading the Odyssey and the Iliad
Genealogy of Greek Mythology: An Illustrated Family Tree Greek
Myth from the First Gods to the Founders of Rome
and Heroes of Ancient Greece :
An Illustrated Wallchart Showing the Legends, Descent and
Relationships of the Gods and Heroes of Greek Mythology
Chiron Dictionary of
Greek and Roman Mythology :
Greek & Roman Mythology :
Gods and Goddesses, Heroes, Places,
and Events of Antiquity
The Age of Fable
Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece
Sellers in Ancient & Classical Greek History
Folklore Mythology Fairy Tales
of the World
American Folk Tales
American Folk Tales
& Folklore Magazines
Phenomena & Mysteries
Ark of the Covenant
Shroud of Turin
Projection Out of Body Experience
Ness Monster Sea Monsters
Werewolves and Monsters
/ Bigfoot Yeti
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