The Penguin Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Author: Pierre Grimal,Stephen Kershaw,A. R. Maxwell-Hyslop

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 9780140512359

Category: Reference

Page: 466

View: 1374

Brief entries describe the main characters and events of Greek and Roman mythology
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The Penguin Book of Classical Myths

Author: Jenny March

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920599

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 2890

The figures and events of classical myths underpin our culture and the constellations named after them fill the night sky. Whether it’s the raging Minotaur trapped in the Cretan labyrinth or the twelve labours of Hercules, Aphrodite’s birth from the waves or Zeus visiting Danae as a shower of gold, the mythology of Greece and Rome is full of unforgettable stories. All the stories of the Greek tragedies – Oedipus, Medea, Antigone – are there; all the events of the Trojan wars and of Odysseus and Aeneas’ epic journeys; the founding of Athens and of Rome... These are the strangest tales of love, war, betrayal and heroism ever told and, while brilliantly retelling them, this book shows how they echo through the works of much later writers from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Camus and Ted Hughes. Full of attractive illustrations and laid out in eighteen clear chapters (the titles include ‘Dangerous Women’ and ‘Heroes’), Dr Jennifer March has written a fascinating guide to the myths of classical civilization that is as readable as a novel.
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Das grosse Buch der klassischen Mythen

Herkules, Dionysos, Ödipus, Odysseus, Troja, goldenes Vlies, Aphrodite, Sigurd

Author: Edith Hamilton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442217236

Category:

Page: 502

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A Dictionary of World Mythology

Author: Arthur Cotterell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019107893X

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 4129

The powerful gods of Greece, Rome, and Scandinavia, the more mystical deities of Buddhist and Hindu India, and the stern spirits of the African and American continents all reflect very different civilizations, yet they also demonstrate the unity of mankind in its fundamental need for explanations of the unknown. Arthur Cotterell sets out clearly the chief myths of the world and explains why different mythologies arose in different lands. * Comprehensive coverage in seven main sections of West Asia, South and Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, America, Africa, and Oceania * Clear and informative section introductions highlight the history and lifestyle of ancient peoples and the landscape in which they lived * Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and maps of each key area `An excellent reference book, as well as a good book for dipping into at leisure.' Greek Review
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The Pimlico Dictionary Of Classical Mythologies

Author: Arthur Cotterall

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448129966

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 1159

The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Mythologies is a unique work of reference which breaks new ground by treating for the first time the classical mythologies of the Old World as a whole. Never before have the mythologies of Greece, Rome, Persia, India and China been encompassed in a single volume, despite the fact that the first four have much in common through their Indo-European ancestry. Arthur Cotterell shows how much more can be understood about 'classical mythology' by comparison and contrast of its five major traditions. Another key aspect of The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Mythologies is that the myths are not simply recounted; their least accessible features are helpfully interpreted by reference to the culture in which they arose. Thus, for example, the profound influence of the Iranian prophet Zoroaster's thinking on Persian mythology is made clear, along with the far-reaching consequences its adoption would later have for Christian thought. The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Mythologies also includes over two hundred original illustrations, which have been specially commissioned in order to reveal how gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, sages, villains and demons were actually envisaged during the classical period. Taken together with the well-devised entries and the informative introduction, these unusual illustrations make The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Mythologies an indispensable handbook for both students and the general reader.
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Das Buch der Symbole

Author: Ami Ronnberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836525725

Category: Archetype (Psychology)

Page: 807

View: 6144

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The Penguin Dictionary of Alternative Medicine

Author: T V Sairam

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351181278

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

View: 8500

The integration of alternative medicine with conventional medicine is revolutionizing healthcare across the world. This single volume dictionary features entries ranging from acupoint therapy and abdominal breathing to Iyengar Yoga.
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Mythos Ägypten

die Geschichte einer Wiederentdeckung

Author: Joyce A. Tyldesley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150105986

Category:

Page: 312

View: 8742

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Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Author: Jennifer R. March

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782976361

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 8279

Jenny March’s acclaimed Dictionary of Classical Mythology, first published in 1998 but long out of print, has been extensively revised and expanded including a completely new set of beautiful line-drawing illustrations for this Oxbow edition. It is a comprehensive A – Z guide to Greek and Roman mythology. All major myths, legends and fables are here, including gods and goddesses, heroes and villains, dangerous women, legendary creatures and monsters. Characters such as Achilles and Odysseus have extensive entries, as do epic journeys and heroic quests, like that of Jason and the Argonauts to win the Golden Fleece, all alongside a plethora of information on the creation of the cosmos, the many metamorphoses of gods and humans, and the Trojan War, plus more minor figures – nymphs, seers, kings, rivers, to name but a few. In this superbly authoritative work the myths are brilliantly retold, along with any major variants, and with extensive translations from ancient authors that give life to the narratives and a sense of the vibrant cultures that shaped the development of classical myth. The 172 illustrations give visual immediacy to the words, by showing how ancient artists perceived their gods and heroes. The impact of myths on ancient art is also explored, as is and their influence in the postclassical arts, emphasising the ongoing inspiration afforded by the ancient myths. Also included are two maps of the ancient world, a list of the ancient sources and their chronology, the more important genealogies, and an index of recurrent mythical motifs.
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The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers

Author: David Wells

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141929405

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

View: 1314

Why was the number of Hardy's taxi significant? Why does Graham's number need its own notation? How many grains of sand would fill the universe? What is the connection between the Golden Ratio and sunflowers? Why is 999 more than a distress call? All these questions and a host more are answered in this fascinating book, which has now been newly revised, with nearly 200 extra entries and some 250 additions to the original entries. From minus one and its square root, via cyclic, weird, amicable, perfect, untouchable and lucky numbers, aliquot sequences, the Cattle problem, Pascal's triangle and the Syracuse algorithm, music, magic and maps, pancakes, polyhedra and palindromes, to numbers so large that they boggle the imagination, all you ever wanted to know about numbers is here. There is even a comprehensive index for those annoying occasions when you remember the name but can't recall the number.
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A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths

Author: Stephen P. Kershaw

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472107543

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 9626

The book leads the reader through these vibrant stories, from the origins of the gods through to the homecomings of the Trojan heroes. All the familiar narratives are here, along with some less familiar characters and motifs. In addition to the tales, the book explains key issues arising from the narratives, and discusses the myths and their wider relevance. This long-overdue book crystallises three key areas of interest: the nature of the tales; the stories themselves; and how they have and might be interpreted. For the first time, it brings together aspects of Greek mythology only usually available in disparate forms - namely children's books and academic works. There will be much here that is interesting, surprising, and strange as well as familiar. Experts and non-experts, adults, students and schoolchildren alike will gain entertainment and insight from this fascinating and important volume.
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Goddesses for Every Day

Exploring the Wisdom and Power of the Divine Feminine Around the World

Author: Julie Loar

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577319508

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 417

View: 533

Throughout time, people have turned to goddesses as symbols of what they seek -- from abundance to healing, from protection to passion. Building on the resurgence of interest in the Divine Feminine, Julie Loar presents the qualities and origins of an international array of these deities, along with powerful suggestions for putting their attributes to practical use. In a daily-reflection format, she gracefully aligns the goddesses with the cycles of nature and the signs of the zodiac. If you are struggling to attain a goal, call on the Nepalese goddess Chomolungma, as the sherpas climbing Mount Everest have done for generations. Or, for good luck, invoke the Roman goddess Fortuna, the inspiration behind gambling's wheel of fortune. With 366 goddesses to choose from, you will find a deity to call upon for every aspiration and need.
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Lemprière's Wörterbuch

Roman

Author: Lawrence Norfolk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442720132

Category:

Page: 766

View: 6944

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Die Enzyklopädie der Mythologie

klassisch, keltisch, nordisch

Author: Arthur Cotterell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783897363007

Category:

Page: 256

View: 990

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The Pimlico Dictionary Of Classical Civilizations

Author: Arthur Cotterell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446466728

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 6952

An original and unique work of reference which breaks new ground by treating for the first time the classical era of the Old World as a whole. Never before have the key peoples and events of Greece, Rome, Persia, India, and China been encompassed in a single volume, despite the fact their civilizations had much in common and laid the foundations of present-day Europe and Asia. Arthur Cotterell asserts that for too long Greece and Rome have been regarded as the classical world and its study isolated from even the major powers that confronted the Greeks and Romans in Iran and India. Today we are more aware of the complex interrelations that once existed between the Greeks and the Persians, the Macedonians and the Indians, the Romans and both the Persians and the Sasanians. The persistent isolation of China, on the other hand, cut off by mountains and deserts from India, makes the classical experience there so useful for comparison and contrast. The virtual absence of slavery in China is but one of its startling features. Comprehensive, wide-ranging and lavishly illustrated, The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Civilizations provides a fascinating overview and a detailed analyis of the formative period of the world, making it indispensible for both students and the general reader.
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Dictionary of Christian Art

Author: Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 376

View: 1976

The aim of this dictionary is to give the reader access to the pictorial tradition that was once the common visual vocabulary of Christians. In over 1,000 entries from Aaron to Zucchetto, the Dictionary identifies and explains the major signs, symbols, figures, and topics that have emerged in 2
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The Penguin Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Rosalind Fergusson,Market House Books Ltd

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 365

View: 2041

Entertaining and informative, this rich and diverse collection of over 6000 proverbs (and their origins) is a delight to browse and the perfect addition to any home reference shelf.
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Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries

Author: Jack O'Gorman

Publisher: Amer Library Assn

ISBN: 9780838909430

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 329

View: 1167

An annotated bibliography lists reference sources for small and medium-sized libraries and includes updates information on such resources as CD-ROMs, electronic databases, the Internet, and Web 2.0.
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