♥ Book Title : Greek Mythology
☯ Full Synopsis : "Allegorists in ancient Greece attempted to find philosophical and physical truths in myth. Plato, who resolutely excluded myths from the sphere of truth, thought that they could express ideas in a realm he could not reach with dialectical reasoning. Freud built a science around the myth of Oedipus, saying that myths were "distorted wish dreams of entire nations, the dreams of early mankind." No body of myth has served more purposes - or been subject to more analysis - than Greek mythology. This is a revised translation of Fritz Graf's highly acclaimed introduction to Greek mythology, Griechische Mythologie: Eine Einfuhrung, originally published in 1985 by Artemis Verlag. Graf 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 seventeenth century to the present. First surveying the various definitions of myth that have been advanced, Graf proceeds to look at the relationship between Greek myths and epic poetry; the absence of an "origin of man" myth in Creek mythology; and connection between particular myths and shrines or holy festivals; the harmony in Greek literature between myth and history; the use of myth in Greek song and tragedy; and the uses and interpretations of myth by philosophers and allegorists."Article| Fritz Graf| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : The Oxford Companion to World Mythology
☯ Full Synopsis : "Consists of nearly two thousand entries covering all aspects of mythology, including Greek, Roman, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, and Egyptian."Article| David Leeming| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Companion to Greek Mythology
☯ Full Synopsis : "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"Article| Ken Dowden| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Thematic Guide to World Mythology
☯ Full Synopsis : "Examines reoccurring themes and patterns in the mythologies of many ancient and modern cultures."Article| Lorena Laura Stookey| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Greek Mythology and Poetics
☯ Full Synopsis : "Gregory Nagy here provides a far-reaching assessment of the relationship between myth and ritual in ancient Greek society. Nagy illuminates in particular the forces of interaction and change that transformed the Indo-European linguistic and cultural heritage into distinctly Greek social institutions between the eighth and the fifth centuries B.C. Included in the volume are thirteen of Nagy's major essays--all extensively revised for book publication--on various aspects of the Hellenization of Indo-European poetics, myth and ritual, and social ideology. The primary aim of this book is to examine the Greek language as a reflection of society, with special attention to its function as a vehicle for transmitting mythology and poetics. Nagy's emphasis on the language of the Greeks, and on its comparison with the testimony of related Indo-European languages such as Latin, Indic, and Hittite, reflects his long-standing interest in Indo-European linguistics. The individual chapters examine the development of Hellenic poetics in the traditions of Homer and Hesiod; the Hellenization of Indo-European myths and rituals, including myths of the afterlife, rituals of fire, and symbols in the Greek lyric; and the Hellenization of Indo-European social ideology, with reference to such cultural institutions as the concept of the city-state. A path-breaking application of the principles of social anthropology, comparative mythology, historical linguistics, and oral poetry theory to the study of classics, Greek Mythology and Poetics will be an invaluable resource for classicists and other scholars of linguistics and literary theory."Article| Gregory Nagy| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Handbook of Classical Mythology
☯ Full Synopsis : "Presents classic stories of the Greeks and Romans, along with geographical and historical background information."Article| William F. Hansen| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Greek Mythology
☯ Full Synopsis : "Greek Mythology is an enormous field of study and a brief guide is a daunting task for any writer. The myths have a way of entwining one with another, and it is difficult to present a coherent story line without feeling one has omitted the best part of the story. Inside you will read about… - What Is A Myth? - The Sources Of Greek Mythology - The Creation Of The Universe And The Gods - What Of Man? What Of Woman? - The Greek Pantheon - The Trojan War - The Influence Of Greek Drama - Two Greek Mortal Heroes In Mythological Tales This guide succeeds in presenting an overall sketch of the creation of the world and the battles that follow, resulting in Zeus taking his place as the supreme god and ruling the earth from Mount Olympus. It covers the creation of man, it seems, as a bit of an afterthought for the amusement of the Olympians and some of the most famous stories that have come down to us via the writings of the great dramatists of the Classical Age. There are concise biographies of the twelve gods that make up the Olympians as well as of the heroes of the Trojan War."Article| Hourly History| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Greek Mythology
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book gives a quick and concise overview of Greek Mythology. Inside you will read about: - Major Greek Gods - Major Greek Heroes - Greek Mortals - Mythical Creatures - Popular Myths"Article| Herman Bullock| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Egyptian Mythology
☯ Full Synopsis : "From stories of resurrected mummies and thousand-year-old curses to powerful pharaohs and the coveted treasures of the Great Pyramids, ancient Egypt has had an unfaltering grip on the modern imagination. Now, in Egyptian Mythology, Geraldine Pinch offers a comprehensive introduction that untangles the mystery of Egyptian Myth. Spanning Ancient Egyptian culture--from 3200 BC to AD 400--Pinch opens a door to this hidden world and casts light on its often misunderstood belief system. She discusses the nature of myths and the history of Egypt, from the predynastic to the postpharaonic period. She explains how Egyptian culture developed around the flooding of the Nile, or the "inundation," a phenomenon on which the whole welfare of the country depended, and how aspects of the inundation were personified as deities. She explains that the usually cloudless skies made for a preoccupation with the stars and planets. Indeed, much early Egyptian mythology may have developed to explain the movement of these celestial bodies. She provides a timeline covering the seven stages in the mythical history of Egypt and outlining the major events of each stage, such as the reign of the sun God. A substantial A to Z section covers the principal themes and concepts of Egyptian mythology as well as the most important deities, demons, and other characters. For anyone who wants to know about Anubis, the terrifying canine god who presided over the mummification of bodies and guarded burials, or Hathor, the golden goddess who helped women to give birth and the dead to be reborn, or an explanation of the nun, the primeval ocean from which all life came, Egyptian Mythology is the place to look."Article| Geraldine Pinch| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A New System, Or, an Analysis of Ancient Mythology
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♥ Book Title : Mythology
☯ Full Synopsis : "Do you know how many wives Zeus had? Or how the famous Trojan War was caused by one beautiful lady? Or how Thor got his hammer? Give your imagination a real treat. This Mega Mythology Collection is for you. Get 8 books with the price of 3 today! Greek Mythology: From the beginning of the Cosmos to the Odyssey, be ready to venture into an exciting world of love, loyalty, infidelity, vengeance, deception, and intrigue! Learn about: - Hear about the creation myth that started it all. - Travel to Mount Olympus and live among the gods and goddesses. - Tag along with the heroes and villains on their quests from high above on Mount Olympus to Earth and then beneath the surface to the gloomy world of Hades. - Learn about the fascinating Greek gods and goddesses and the rivalry between them. Celtic Mythology: In this all-inclusive guide to Celtic mythology, you will be able to follow the adventures of the Celts through history and understand the true meaning behind popular myths. This comprehensive Celtic mythology guide will allow you to embark on an epic adventure through: - Introduction to the Celts - The Mythological Cycle: The Children of Lir and The Wooing of Étain - The Ulster Cycle: The Life of Cú Chulainn - The Fenian Cycle: Stories of Finn mac Cúmhaill - The Kings' Cycle: Stories of Cormac mac Airt - Welsh Mythology: The Four Branches of Mabinogi and Classic Welsh Myths Norse Mythology: Norse Mythology: Classic Stories of the Norse Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters contains stories passed down from the ancient Norse religion, practiced by the Vikings and other northern people who live in modern-day Scandinavia, Iceland, and throughout the British Isles. Inside this book, you will find myths that answer the following questions: - How did Odin form the world from Ymir's body and make men and women from wood? - What are the names of the nine realms and who (or what) live in them? - Why does Odin have only one eye, and why does Tyr have only one hand? - Where the gift of poetry comes from? - Who are Loki's children, and why does Odin fear them? - Why do the gods fear the end of the world, and what will happen at Ragnarok? And 5 more similar audiobooks on Japanese Mythology, Hindu Mythology, Chinese Mythology, Mesopotamian Mythology and Egyptian Mythology! The 8 manuscripts included in this collection are: - Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of the Greek Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters - Celtic Mythology: Classic Stories of the Celtic Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters - Norse Mythology: Classic Stories of the Norse Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters - Japanese Mythology: Classic Stories of Japanese Myths, Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters - Hindu Mythology: Classic Stories of Hindu Myths, Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Monsters - Chinese Mythology: Classic Stories of Chinese Myths, Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters - Mesopotamian Mythology: Classic stories from the Sumerian Mythology, Akkadian Mythology, Babylonian Mythology and Assyrian Mythology - Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Egyptian Myths, Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters"Article| Scott Lewis| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Greek and Roman Mythology, A to Z
☯ Full Synopsis : "Alphabetically listed entries identify and explain the characters, events, important places, and other aspects of Greek and Roman mythology."Article| Kathleen N. Daly| Statement ..."