Complete World of Greek Mythology / Edition 1

Complete World of Greek Mythology / Edition 1

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by Richard Buxton, R. G. Buxton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0500251215

ISBN-13: 9780500251218

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

A full, authoritative, and wholly engaging account of these endlessly fascinating tales and of the ancient society in which they were created.
Greek myths are among the most complex and influential stories ever told. From the first millennium BC until today, the myths have been repeated in an inexhaustible series of variations and reinterpretations. They can be

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A full, authoritative, and wholly engaging account of these endlessly fascinating tales and of the ancient society in which they were created.
Greek myths are among the most complex and influential stories ever told. From the first millennium BC until today, the myths have been repeated in an inexhaustible series of variations and reinterpretations. They can be found in the latest movies and television shows and in software for interactive computer games. This book combines a retelling of Greek myths with a comprehensive account of the world in which they developed—their themes, their relevance to Greek religion and society, and their relationship to the landscape.
"Contexts, Sources, Meanings" describes the main literary and artistic sources for Greek myths, and their contexts, such as ritual and theater."Myths of Origin" includes stories about the beginning of the cosmos, the origins of the gods, the first humans, and the founding of communities."The Olympians: Power, Honor, Sexuality" examines the activities of all the main divinities."Heroic exploits" concentrates on the adventures of Perseus, Jason, Herakles, and other heroes."Family sagas" explores the dramas and catastrophes that befall heroes and heroines."A Landscape of Myths" sets the stories within the context of the mountains, caves, seas, and rivers of Greece, Crete, Troy, and the Underworld."Greek Myths after the Greeks" describes the rich tradition of retelling, from the Romans, through the Renaissance, to the twenty-first century.Complemented by lavish illustrations, genealogical tables, box features, and specially commissioned drawings, this will be an essential book for anyone interested in these classic tales and in the world of the ancient Greeks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500251218
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Series:
Complete Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
104,179
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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Complete World of Greek Mythology 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking for a goid family tree of the greek gods and a good refrence to all the. "Monsters" and how they came sbout. This book gave me exactly that and it was just what i was looking for.
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This book was excellent. It gives a detailed account of the gods and Titans associated with Greek mythology.
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