Author: R. G. A. Buxton
Release Date: 2004
Discusses the origins, plots, themes, and influences of Greek myths; outlines the relationships between the gods, mortals, and their offspring; and includes maps showing the locations of the different stories.
Author: R. G. A. Buxton
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Gods, Greek
Publisher description: From the first millennium BC onwards, Greek myths have been repeated in an inexhaustible series of variations and reinterpretations. Nowadays they can be found in film, television and computer games. This book combines a retelling of Greek myths with a comprehensive account of the world in which they developed. Throughout, the author draws upon the latest research into ancient Greek story-telling, presenting the material in an attractive, accessible and authoritative style.
Even after twenty centuries of Christian culture, Greek mythology has not lost any of its fascination and is still topical, event today. The immortal gods who live at the summit of Mount Olympus are not just celestial beings. they appeal to us mortals very much because of their recognizable weakness. While they partially represent natural forces and abstract concepts, the Greek gods are the same, intensely human.
Author: Richard Buxton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2009-07-23
Genre: Literary Criticism
An illustrated study of a number of Greek myths about the transformations of humans and gods. Richard Buxton poses the question of how seriously the Greeks took these tales, and in doing so also illuminates issues explored by anthropologists and students of religion.
Greek Mythology - 2nd Edition Grab this GREAT updated 2nd edition physical book now at a limited time discounted price! Greek Mythology is a collection of Ancient Greek tales that have been passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years.These stories once formed a major religion, and people worshiped the Gods you will soon learn of. This book recounts some of the most famous Ancient Greek stories, and explains the journeys of different Gods, Demi-Gods, and Deities. You will learn about the 12 labors of Hercules, the famous Trojan War, and the story of how fire was introduced to man, along with many other tales. Greek Mythology has helped to shape the plot-lines of many of today's most famous books and movies. The stories presented within this book are meaningful, interesting, exciting, and most of all enjoyable to learn about. Here Is What You'll Learn About... The Different Gods li> Hercules 12 Labors The Story Of Pandora's Box The Trojan War Prometheus Achilles & His HeelMuch, much more! Order your copy of this fantastic book today!
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 1998
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.
Author: Edith Hamilton
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Release Date: 2017-09-26
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.
Publisher: Gothic Fantasy
Release Date: 2018-10
Genre: Social Science
A potent pantheon of gods, heroes engaged in epic battles, fearsome mythical creatures and supernatural transformations - such fantastical elements infuse Greek myths with a wonder and excitement that's hard to beat. These tales of love, courage, conflict and intrigue, shared for thousands of years, still exercise a powerful influence on our modern lives.
Author: H. J. Rose
Release Date: 2004-08-02
In this new and substantially revised edition of H. J. Rose's classic survey and analysis of the evolution and tradition of Greek myth, Robin Hard adds various features which bring the work up-to-date with contemporary scholarship and address the needs of students. * a new preface analysing and contextualising H. J. Rose's attitude to myth * a new chapter devoted to the epic and other poetic sources of the myths, narrative prose mythography and the various forms of rationalisation * a new chapter examining the relationship between the different myths of Gods and heroes, with genealogical tables. Robin Hard shows how the myths of individual families and distinct locations hold together to form a coherent pseudo-historical pattern * extensively revises and simplifies notes * a new annotated bibliography. A Handbook of Greek Mythology presents a invaluable and user-friendly guide to the myths and legends of ancient Greece - their genesis, sources, development and significance.
Author: Robert Graves
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 1990-07-26
Genre: Social Science
Robert Graves, classicist, poet and unorthodox critic, retells the Greek legends of gods and heroes for a modern audience. He demonstrates with a dazzling display of relevant knowledge that Greek mythology is ‘no more mysterious in content than are modern election cartoons’. All the scattered elements of each myth are assembled into a harmonious narrative, and many variants are recorded which may help to determine its ritual or historical meaning. Full indexes and references to the classical sources make the book as valuable to the scholar as the general reader. And a full commentary on each myth interprets the classical version in the light of contemporary archaeological and anthropological knowledge.
More than 100,000 copies sold in France A fascinating new journey through Greek mythology that explains the myths' timeless lessons and meaning Heroes, gods, and mortals. The Greek myths are the founding narratives of Western civilization: to understand them is to know the origins of philosophy, literature, art, science, law, and more. Indeed, as Luc Ferry shows in this masterful book, they remain a great store of wisdom, as relevant to our lives today as ever before. No mere legends or clichés ("Herculean task," "Pandora's box," "Achilles heel," etc.), these classic stories offer profound and manifold lessons, providing the first sustained attempt to answer fundamental human questions concerning "the good life," the burden of mortality, and how to find one's place in the world. Vividly retelling the great tales of mythology and illuminating fresh new ways of understanding them, The Wisdom of the Myths will enlighten readers of all ages.