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.

Constellation Myths

Author: Eratosthenes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198716983
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Literary Collections

"First published as an Oxford world's classics paperback, 2015."--Verso of title page.

A Tale Blazed Through Heaven

Author: Oliver J. Noble Wood
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198707356
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Literary Criticism

A Tale Blazed Through Heaven charts the development of representations of the mythological tale of Mars, Venus, and Vulcan from its origins in Classical Antiquity to its reception in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain. Analysing in detail a number of works of literature and art from what is now known as Spain's 'Golden Age' -- the period of Cervantes, Velázquez, Calderón, and others -- it explores some of the reasons behind thepopularity of the tale amongst both canonical and less well-known writers and painters. In so doing, it sheds lights on a number of aspects of the literary and visual culture of the Early Modern period, both in Spain and, byextension, Europe as a whole.

Discourses Fragments Handbook

Author: Epictetus,
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199595181
Release Date: 2014-02
Genre: Fiction

This is the only complete modern translation of Epictetus's Discourses, together with the Handbook and fragments. A major work of Stoic practical ethics, the Discourses teach that the basis of happiness is up to us. This accessible new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and thorough notes.

Classical Mythology

Author: Chairman of the Department of Classics Mark P O Morford
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195218841
Release Date: 2002-01-24
Genre:

Morford and Lenardon's best-selling introduction to classical mythology is a comprehensive survey focusing on the literary tradition of Greek and Roman mythology. It offers extensive translations of original mythological sources as well as comparative and interpretive approaches to the myths. In this package, Classical Mythology, 6/e is bundled with the Oxford World's Classic The Library of Greek Mythology. 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. It tells 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.

G tter und Heldensagen Bibliotheke

Author: Apollodor
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783050090757
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: History

Das mythologische Handbuch Die uns überlieferte Endfassung von Apollodors Sagensammlung stammt vermutlich aus dem 1. Jahrhundert n. Chr. Die Wurzeln dieses mythologischen Handbuchs reichen aber, wie Paul Dräger nachweist, wesentlich weiter zurück (vermutlich bis ins 6. Jahrhundert v. Chr.). Wir finden hier - unbeeinflusst von Pindar, Apollonios Rhodios oder den großen Tragödiendichtern - die Urfassung der antiken Götter- und Heldensagen: von Uranos und Gaia bis zur Heimkehr des Odysseus nach Ithaka.

Sayings and Anecdotes

Author: Diogenes the Cynic
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191627408
Release Date: 2012-05-10
Genre: Philosophy

'many men compete in digging and kicking but no one at all in the pursuit of human excellence.' Diogenes the Cynic is best remembered today for having lived in a storage-jar, and walking the streets with a lamp in daylight, looking for an honest man. Such stories formed part of a rich tradition of sayings and anecdotes; his biting wit and eccentric behaviour were legendary, and it was by means of these oft-repeated and embellished aphorisms that his moral teachings were transmitted. He scorned the conventions of civilized life, and his ascetic lifestyle and caustic opinions gave expression to the Cynic philosophy that in turn influenced Stoicism. This unique edition also covers Diogenes' immediate successors, such as Crates, his wife Hipparchia, and the witty moral preacher Bion. The contrasting teachings of the Cyrenaic school, founded by Aristippos, a pleasure-loving friend of Socrates, complete the volume, together with a selection of apocryphal letters. An ideal compendium of Socratic moral philosophy, this entertaining volume opens a window on to some surprisingly modern attitudes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Theogony and Works and Days

Author: Hesiod
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192839411
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Hesiod, who lived in Boetia in the late eighth century BC, is one of the oldest known, and possibly the oldest of Greek poets. His Theogony contains a systematic genealogy of the gods from the beginning of the world and an account of the struggles of the Titans. In contrast, Works and Days is a compendium of moral and practical advice on husbandry, and throws unique and fascinating light on archaic Greek society. As well as offering the earliest known sources for the myths of Pandora, Prometheus and the Golden Age, Hesiod's poetry provides a valuable account of the ethics and superstitions of the society in which he lived. Unlike Homer, Hesiod writes about himself and his family, and he stands out as the first personality in European literature. This new translation, by a leading expert on the Hesiodic poems combines accuracy with readability. It is accompanied by an introduction and explanatory notes.

Ilias0

Author: Homerus
Publisher:
ISBN: BSB:BSB11340185
Release Date: 1868
Genre:


Classical Mythology in Context

Author: Associate Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies Lisa Maurizio
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199782830
Release Date: 2015-11
Genre:

"Written for the way instructors teach and students learn, Classical Mythology in Context provides a truly contextualized treatment of classical myth that combines ancient sources, comparative perspectives, and modern and theoretical interpretations"--

Jason and the Golden Fleece The Argonautica

Author: Apollonius of Rhodes
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191500190
Release Date: 1993-10-14
Genre: Social Science

The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous Colchian princess, Medea. The only extant Greek epic poem to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity, it is a major product of the brilliant world of the Ptolemaic court at Alexandria, written by Apollonius of Rhodes in the 3rd century BC. Apollonius explores many of the fundamental aspects of life in a highly original way: love, deceit, heroism, human ignorance of the diven, the limits of science. This volume offers the first scholarly translation into English prose for many years, combining readability with accuracy and an attention to detail that will appeal to readers both with and without Greek. `Based on a deep understanding of the text, this translation, with informative notes and an excellent introduction, will bring Apollonius to the audience he deserves....' (TLS) ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Bakchen

Author: Euripides
Publisher:
ISBN: UCAL:$B290564
Release Date: 1858
Genre:


Greek Lives

Author: Plutarch
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191605079
Release Date: 1998-11-05
Genre: History

Lycurgus, Pericles, Solon, Nicias, Themistocles, Alcibiades, Cimon, Agesilaus, Alexander `I treat the narrative of the Lives as a kind of mirror...The experience is like nothing so much as spending time in their company and living with them: I receive and welcome each of them in turn as my guest.' In the nine lives of this collection Plutarch introduces the reader to the major figures and periods of classical Greece. He portrays virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, but his purpose is also implicitly to educate and warn those in his own day who wielded power. In prose that is rich, elegant and sprinkled with learned references, he explores with an extraordinary degree of insight the interplay of character and political action. While drawing chiefly on historical sources, he brings to biography a natural story-teller's ear for a good anecdote. Throughout the ages Plutarch's Lives have been valued for their historical value and their charm. This new translation will introduce new generations to his urbane erudition. The most comprehensive selection available, it is accompanied by a lucid introduction, explanatory notes, bibliographies, maps and indexes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Nature of the Gods

Author: Cicero
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191623141
Release Date: 2008-06-12
Genre: Social Science

`My present intention is to clear myself of any suspicion of partiality by presenting the views of the generality of philosophers concerning the nature of the gods.' Cicero's philosophical works are now exciting renewed interest, in part because he provides vital evidence of the views of the (largely lost) Greek philosophers of the Hellenistic age, and partly because of the light he casts on the intellectual life of first century Rome. The Nature of the Gods is a text of central significance, presenting a detailed account of the theologies of the Epicureans and of the Stoics, together with the critical objections to these doctrines raised by the Academic school. When these Greek theories of deity are translated into the Roman context, a fascinating clash of ideologies results. This fine translation by P. G. Walsh includes a summary of the Text, and an Index and Glossary of Names. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Metamorphosen

Author: Ovid
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 9783849613839
Release Date: 2012
Genre:

Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Die Metamorphosen (lateinischer Originaltitel Metamorphoseon libri: „Bücher der Verwandlungen“) des römischen Dichters Ovid, geschrieben vermutlich ab dem Jahr 1 oder 3 n. Chr. bis um 8 n. Chr., sind ein in Hexametern verfasstes mythologisches Werk über Metamorphosen („Verwandlungen“). Die Metamorphosen bestehen aus 15 Büchern von je etwa 700 - 900 Versen und beschreiben die Entstehung und Geschichte der Welt in den Begriffen der römischen und griechischen Mythologie. Dabei wurden etwa 250 Sagen verarbeitet. Seit seinem Erscheinen war es stets eines der populärsten mythologischen Werke überhaupt und sicherlich das den mittelalterlichen Schriftstellern und Poeten am besten bekannte. Somit hatte dieses Werk einen enormen Einfluss auf die Literatur des Mittelalters sowie auf die bildende Kunst vom Mittelalter bis zum Barock. (aus wikipedia.de)