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Athena
     

Athena

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by Susan Deacy
 

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ISBN-10: 0415300665

ISBN-13: 9780415300667

Pub. Date: 06/12/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this definitive assessment of the various representations and approaches to Athena, Susan Deacy does what no other has done before and brings all the aspects of this legendary figure into one, outstanding study.

A survey of one of the most enduringly popular of ancient deities, the book introduces Athena's myth, cult and reception, while directing the reader

Overview

In this definitive assessment of the various representations and approaches to Athena, Susan Deacy does what no other has done before and brings all the aspects of this legendary figure into one, outstanding study.

A survey of one of the most enduringly popular of ancient deities, the book introduces Athena's myth, cult and reception, while directing the reader to detailed discussion as and when it is appropriate.

Students will find it a great help in their studies, and for the general reader with an interest in the ancient world and for those from related disciplines such as literature, art history and religion, it provides a mine of information and insight into this fascinating classical figure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415300667
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/12/2008
Series:
Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Why Athena? Introducing Athena Key Themes 1. The Birth of Athena 2. Tracing Athena’s Origins 3. From Origins to Functions: Athena in the Pantheon 4. Heroes, Heroines And The Trojan War 5. Athena in Athens: Patron, Symbol and ‘Mother’ 6. Early Athenian History 7. All About Athena? The Classical Akropolis 8. The Wider Greek World Athena Afterwards 9. From Being to Image: The Rise of Christianity and the Postclassical World. Further Reading. Works Cited

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