Zeus [NOOK Book]

Overview

The first book to capture a complete picture of the most important of Greek gods in one reliable volume for almost seventy years, this masterly and comprehensive study brings a new-millennium examination of the fascinating god Zeus.



Broad in scope, the book looks at myth, art, cult, philosophy, ...

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Zeus

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Overview

The first book to capture a complete picture of the most important of Greek gods in one reliable volume for almost seventy years, this masterly and comprehensive study brings a new-millennium examination of the fascinating god Zeus.



Broad in scope, the book looks at myth, art, cult, philosophy, drama, theology and European painting amongst much more, and allows us to take seriously what it was to worship and respect the greatest of Greek gods, and to live through the aftershock of the Middle Ages and modern times.



Showing the evidence along the way, Zeus is student-friendly and includes:




  • a range of illustrations and maps

  • translated passages from ancient authors 

  • a chronology and excellent indexing.


Looking at the ancient Greeks their predecessor and their successors – the Romans and beyond – the book is engagingly written and speaks to a modern audience: this is Zeus from our remote ancestors to Wagner, and into the computer age.

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Editorial Reviews

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'[This book] fizzes with ideas on every page' - The Anglo-Hellenic Review

"[Dowden's] careful presentation and analysis of the previous large bibliography makes this book a good introduction even to the study of ancient religion. Good illustrations add to its appeal. [This] is the best introduction to his image and cult"-Oxford Bibliographies Online

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134406739
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/2/2006
  • Series: Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Why Zeus? 1
Introducing Zeus 3
1 Envisaging Zeus 21
2 Zeus's relationships with gods and mortals 28
3 Zeus from weather to fate 54
4 Zeus and the order of society 65
5 Thinking about Zeus 86
6 Phases of history 117
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  • Posted January 22, 2011

    zeus

    a great book about the history of zeus

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Mess hall

    Mess hall here ~kelly

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