Mythology

Author: Edith Hamilton
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 9780316438537
Release Date: 2017-09-26
Genre: History

In celebration of of the 75th anniversary of this classic bestseller, this stunningly illustrated, beautifully packaged, larger-format hardcover edition will be beloved by fans of Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology of all ages. Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the word and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, and e-book. For 75 years readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the thrilling, enchanting, and fascinating world of Western mythology-from Odysseus's adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin's effort to postpone the final day of doom. This exciting new deluxe, large-format hardcover edition, published in celebration of the book's 75th anniversary, will be beautifully packages and fully-illustrated throughout with all-new, specially commissioned four-color art, making it a true collector's item.

Mythologies

Author: Roland Barthes
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780809071944
Release Date: 2013-03-12
Genre: Literary Collections

"This new edition of MYTHOLOGIES is the first complete, authoritative English version of the French classic, Roland Barthes's most emblematic work"--

Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

Author: James Scott
Publisher:
ISBN: 1580496083
Release Date: 2002-01
Genre: Mythology

Activities are designed to teach the objectives in many state and federal mandates. Primary objectives focus on teaching: Understanding plot, theme, characterization, style, and how they all relate.

Norse Mythology

Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393609103
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Fiction

“Remarkable.… Gaiman has provided an enchanting contemporary interpretation of the Viking ethos.”—Lisa L. Hannett, Atlantic Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

Author: David Leeming
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195156690
Release Date: 2005-11-17
Genre: Social Science

Consists of nearly two thousand entries covering all aspects of mythology, including Greek, Roman, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, and Egyptian.

Mythology

Author: Aileen M. Carroll
Publisher: Walch Publishing
ISBN: 0825128714
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Drama

How do ancient myths relate to contemporary life? The answer lies within this resource, where Greek, Norse, Arthurian, Egyptian, Chinese, African, and Native American myths are narrated and then re-examined through questions, poems, puzzles, family trees, and more. 41 high-interest lessons, each with a reading passage followed by activities Teacher notes include a vocabulary and pronunciation guide, answer key, and suggested extension activities.

A Companion to Greek Mythology

Author: Ken Dowden
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444396935
Release Date: 2011-03-21
Genre: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Greek Mythology presents a series of essays that explore the phenomenon of Greek myth from its origins in shared Indo-European story patterns and the Greeks’ contacts with their Eastern Mediterranean neighbours through its development as a shared language and thought-system for the Greco-Roman world. Features essays from a prestigious international team of literary experts Includes coverage of Greek myth’s intersection with history, philosophy and religion Introduces readers to topics in mythology that are often inaccessible to non-specialists Addresses the Hellenistic and Roman periods as well as Archaic and Classical Greece

Thematic Guide to World Mythology

Author: Lorena Laura Stookey
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313315051
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Social Science

Examines reoccurring themes and patterns in the mythologies of many ancient and modern cultures.

Greek Mythology

Author: Fritz Graf
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801853958
Release Date: 1996-05-09
Genre: History

This revised translation of Fritz Graf's highly acclaimed introduction to Greek mythology offers a chronological account of the principal Greek myths that appear in the surviving literary and artistic sources and concurrently documents the history of interpretation of Greek mythology from the 17th century to the present. First surveying the various definitions of myth that have been advanced, Graf proceeds to examine topics such as the relationship between Greek myths and epic poetry, the connection between particular myths and shrines or holy festivals, the use of myth in Greek song and tragedy, and the uses and interpretations of myth by philosophers and allegorists.

The Library of Greek Mythology

Author: Apollodorus
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192839241
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Fiction

A new translation of an important text for Greek mythology used as a source book by classicists from antiquity to Robert Graves, The Library of Greek Mythology is a complete summary of early Greek myth, telling the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated with the main heroes and heroines, from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy. Using the ancient system of detailed histories of the great families, it contains invaluable genealogical diagrams for maximum clarity.

Eyewitness Companions Mythology

Author: Neil Philip
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780756642211
Release Date: 2007-09-03
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Originally told to explain the mysteries of the world—such as creation, divine will, fertility, death, and love—myths are a major part of many cultures throughout the world, and each area has its own myths. Organized by geographic region, each myth is placed within the civilization’s history and context. The key elements of world mythology, such as the hero, his divine connection, the labyrinth, the initiation, and the transformation,are explored in boxes and features throughout the book. Philip Wilkinson has more than 50 titles to his credit in the fields of mythology, history, and the arts, including DK’s Illustrated Dictionaries of Mythology and Religions. Neil Philip is the author of many books on folklore and mythology, including The Illustrated Book of Myths and Myths and Legends Explained. Synopses of the great myths that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present Covers mythology around the globe, from the classic Greek to lesser known Malaysian Catalogs of gods by subject enable comparisons of distant civilizations

Classical Mythology

Author: William Hansen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195300352
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Social Science

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