mythology

Book Title : Greek Mythology
Author : Fritz Graf
Publisher : JHU Press
Release Date : 1993-11
Pages : 240
ISBN : 0801853958
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Allegorists in ancient Greece attempted to find philosophical and physical truths in myth. Plato, who resolutely excluded myths from the sphere of truth, thought that they could express ideas in a realm he could not reach with dialectical reasoning. Freud built a science around the myth of Oedipus, saying that myths were "distorted wish dreams of entire nations, the dreams of early mankind." No body of myth has served more purposes - or been subject to more analysis - than Greek mythology. This is a revised translation of Fritz Graf's highly acclaimed introduction to Greek mythology, Griechische Mythologie: Eine Einfuhrung, originally published in 1985 by Artemis Verlag. Graf offers a chronological account of the principal Greek myths that appear in the surviving literary and artistic sources, and concurrently documents the history of interpretation of Greek mythology from the seventeenth century to the present. First surveying the various definitions of myth that have been advanced, Graf proceeds to look at the relationship between Greek myths and epic poetry; the absence of an "origin of man" myth in Creek mythology; and connection between particular myths and shrines or holy festivals; the harmony in Greek literature between myth and history; the use of myth in Greek song and tragedy; and the uses and interpretations of myth by philosophers and allegorists.

Book Title : The Oxford Companion to World Mythology
Author : David Leeming
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2005-11-17
Pages : 469
ISBN : 9780195156690
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Consists of nearly two thousand entries covering all aspects of mythology, including Greek, Roman, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, and Egyptian.

Book Title : The Library of Greek Mythology
Author : Apollodorus
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 1998
Pages : 291
ISBN : 0192839241
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A new translation of an important text for Greek mythology used as a source book by classicists from antiquity to Robert Graves, The Library of Greek Mythology is a complete summary of early Greek myth, telling the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated with the main heroes and heroines, from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy. Using the ancient system of detailed histories of the great families, it contains invaluable genealogical diagrams for maximum clarity.

Book Title : Structure and History in Greek Mythology and Ritual
Author : Walter Burkert
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release Date : 1982
Pages : 226
ISBN : 0520047702
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Discusses the concept of myth, looks at the traditions of Greek ritual, and considers specific Greek myths

Book Title : Classical Mythology
Author : Mark P. O. Morford
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 1999
Pages : 681
ISBN : 0195143388
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Classical Mythology, Sixth Edition, continues to build on its best-selling tradition of focusing on the literary tradition of Greek and Roman mythology through extensive translations of original mythological sources. Its coverage of comparative and interpretative approaches as well as evidence from art and archeology is expanded in this edition. Morford and Lenardon's insightful and accessible discussion of classical myths in their historical and cultural settings, as well as their survival in literature, art, music, and film, remains unparalleled: This comprehensive introduction to classical mythology features new translations, expanded critical coverage, an expanded art program, and a new web site.

Book Title : Dictionary of Classical Mythology
Author : Jennifer R. March
Publisher : Oxbow Books
Release Date : 2014-05-31
Pages : 432
ISBN : 9781782976356
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Jenny March’s acclaimed Dictionary of Classical Mythology, first published in 1998 but long out of print, has been extensively revised and expanded including a completely new set of beautiful line-drawing illustrations for this Oxbow edition. It is a comprehensive A – Z guide to Greek and Roman mythology. All major myths, legends and fables are here, including gods and goddesses, heroes and villains, dangerous women, legendary creatures and monsters. Characters such as Achilles and Odysseus have extensive entries, as do epic journeys and heroic quests, like that of Jason and the Argonauts to win the Golden Fleece, all alongside a plethora of information on the creation of the cosmos, the many metamorphoses of gods and humans, and the Trojan War, plus more minor figures – nymphs, seers, kings, rivers, to name but a few. In this superbly authoritative work the myths are brilliantly retold, along with any major variants, and with extensive translations from ancient authors that give life to the narratives and a sense of the vibrant cultures that shaped the development of classical myth. The 172 illustrations give visual immediacy to the words, by showing how ancient artists perceived their gods and heroes. The impact of myths on ancient art is also explored, as is and their influence in the postclassical arts, emphasising the ongoing inspiration afforded by the ancient myths. Also included are two maps of the ancient world, a list of the ancient sources and their chronology, the more important genealogies, and an index of recurrent mythical motifs.

Book Title : A Dictionary of Albanian Religion Mythology and Folk Culture
Author : Robert Elsie
Publisher : C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS
Release Date : 2001-01
Pages : 357
ISBN : 1850655707
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This dictionary makes available for the first time a broad range of knowledge unknown or little-known to the western world, and indeed much information that is now lost to present-day Albanians. As such, it serves as a basic work of reference for readers and scholars specialising in the societies of the Balkans, th study of religious and anthropology.

Book Title : Chinese Mythology
Author : Anne Birrell
Publisher : JHU Press
Release Date : 1999-04-26
Pages : 322
ISBN : 0801861837
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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In Chinese Mythology, Anne Birrell provides English translations of some 300 representative myth narratives selected from over 100 classical texts, many of which have never before been translated into any Western language. Organizing the narratives according to themes and motifs common to world mythology, Birrell addresses issues of source, dating, attribution, textural variants, multiforms, and context. Drawing on exhaustive work in comparative mythology, she surveys the development of Chinese myth studies, summarizes the contribution of Chinese and Japanese scholars to the study of Chinese myth since the 1920s, and examines special aspects of traditional approaches to Chinese myth. The result is an unprecedented guide to the study of Chinese myth for specialists and nonspecialists alike.

Book Title : The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology
Author : Roger D. Woodard
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2007-11-12
Pages : 536
ISBN : 9780521845205
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Professor Roger Woodard brings together a group of the world's most authoritative scholars of classical myth to present a thorough treatment of all aspects of Greek mythology. Sixteen original articles guide the reader through all aspects of the ancient mythic tradition and its influence around the world and in later years. The articles examine the forms and uses of myth in Greek oral and written literature, from the epic poetry of 8th century BC to the mythographic catalogues of the early centuries AD. They examine the relationship between myth, art, religion and politics among the ancient Greeks and its reception and influence on later society from the Middle Ages to present day literature, feminism and cinema. This Companion volume's comprehensive coverage makes it ideal reading for students of Greek mythology and for anyone interested in the myths of the ancient Greeks and their impact on western tradition.

Book Title : Greek Mythology and Poetics
Author : Gregory Nagy
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release Date : 1992
Pages : 363
ISBN : 0801480485
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In extensive revisions of 13 of his major essays, Nagy (Harvard U.) provides a far-reaching assessment of the relationship between myth and ritual in ancient Greek society. Nagy illuminates in particular the forces of interaction and change which transformed the Indo- European linguistic and cultural heritage into distinctly Greek social institutions between the eighth and the fifth centuries B.C. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR