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Athena in the Classical World
     

Athena in the Classical World

by Susan Deacy, Alexandra Villing, S. Deacy
 

ISBN-10: 9004121420

ISBN-13: 9789004121423

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

Among ancient Greek deities, none has enjoyed as rich a life as Athena - goddess of war, wisdom and the arts - and she continues to fascinate and challenge today.
This volume sheds light on the goddess more comprehensively than has previously been attempted. It brings together the latest research, centring on Greek and Roman religion, literature and archaeology,

Overview

Among ancient Greek deities, none has enjoyed as rich a life as Athena - goddess of war, wisdom and the arts - and she continues to fascinate and challenge today.
This volume sheds light on the goddess more comprehensively than has previously been attempted. It brings together the latest research, centring on Greek and Roman religion, literature and archaeology, yet also encompassing ancient Near Eastern, Indo-European, and modern interpretations. Cults and myths are explored, as are political, social, and gendered roles, and art historical and etymological developments. Recurrent themes are investigated, as are the many dividing lines and contradictory aspects which characterise representations of the goddess.
The volume will enhance our understanding of Athena, and will be a source of inspiration for new ideas and interpretations for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004121423
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Pages:
462
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.35(d)

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