Greek Mythology: A Traveler's Guide

Greek Mythology: A Traveler's Guide

by David Stuttard

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ISBN-13: 9780500518328
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 399,779
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

David Stuttard taught at the universities of Edinburgh, St. Andrews and York, and has writtennumerous books including A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives and, along with SamMoorhead, The Romans Who Shaped Britain.

Table of Contents

Map 6

Introduction: Greek Mythology in Context 8

1 Mount Olympus: Dion & the Home of the Gods 14

2 Sunium: Poseidon's Cliff-Top Temple 29

3 Eleusis & the Mysteries of Demeter & Persephone 36

4 Delos: Sacred Island of Leto, Artemis & Apollo 45

5 Delphi: Seat of Apollo's Oracle, Haunt of Dionysus 53

6 Ephesus: Artemis & the Cult of the Mother Goddess 64

7 Paphos: Garden of Aphrodite 77

8 Pyfos: Where Nestor Ruled & Hermes Hid the Cattle of Apollo 87

9 Olympia: Pelops & the Games 96

10 Thebes: City of Dionysus, Oedipus & Heracles 104

11 Tiryns & the Labours of Heracles 121

12 Iolcus & Mount Pelion: Centaurs, Weddings & the Voyage for the Golden Fleece 136

13 Corinth & False Promises of Love 150

14 Argos: Land of Hera, Home of Heroes 159

15 Athens: Prize of Athene, Kingdom of Theseus 169

16 Knossos: King Minos & the Labyrinth 184

17 Calydon: A Boar Hunt & Golden Apples 193

18 Sparta & the Haunts of Helen 200

19 Mycenae & the Curse on Agamemnon's Family 209

20 Troy: A City Contested by Gods & Men 219

21 Ithaca & the Wanderings of Odysseus 236

22 Hades: Ephyra St the Gateway to the Underworld 249

Acknowledgments 261

Recommended Reading 262

Index 263

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