Apollo

Apollo

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by Fritz Graf
     
 

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Fritz Graf here presents a survey of a god once thought of as the most powerful of gods, and capable of great wrath should he be crossed: Apollo the sun god.

From his first attestations in Homer, through the complex question of pre-Homeric Apollo, to the opposition between Apollo and Dionysos in nineteenth and twentieth-century thinking, Graf

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Fritz Graf here presents a survey of a god once thought of as the most powerful of gods, and capable of great wrath should he be crossed: Apollo the sun god.

From his first attestations in Homer, through the complex question of pre-Homeric Apollo, to the opposition between Apollo and Dionysos in nineteenth and twentieth-century thinking, Graf examines Greek religion and myth to provide a full account of Apollo in the ancient world.

For students of Greek religion and culture, of myth and legend, and in the fields of art and literature, Apollo will provide an informative and enlightening introduction to this powerful figure from the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134372089
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/16/2008
Series:
Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Fritz Graf is currently Professor of Greek and Latin and Director of the Center for Epigraphical Studies at The Ohio State University. His main research interests are the religions of the Greek and Roman world, and his numerous publications include Greek Mythology: An Introduction (1993), Magic in the Ancient World (1997), and with Sarah Iles Johnston, Ritual texts for th Afterlife: The Bacchic Gold Tablets (2006)

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Apollo 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not about apollo!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*smiles hen leaves*