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📒Greek Mythology ✍ Fritz Graf
✏Greek Mythology Book Summary : 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.
📒Greek Mythology ✍ Simone Payment
✏Greek Mythology Book Summary : Provides a brief history of Greek mythology, describes the gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines contained within it, and presents several myths.
📒Greek Mythology ✍ John Pinsent
✏Greek Mythology Book Summary : Analyzes the development and social significance of the myth in Grecian society in addition to describing the exploits and physical attributes of individual gods and heroes
📒A Companion To Greek Mythology ✍ Ken Dowden
✏A Companion to Greek Mythology Book Summary : A Companion to Greek Mythology presents a series of essays that explore the phenomenon of Greek myth from its origins in shared Indo-European story patterns and the Greeks’ contacts with their Eastern Mediterranean neighbours through its development as a shared language and thought-system for the Greco-Roman world. Features essays from a prestigious international team of literary experts Includes coverage of Greek myth’s intersection with history, philosophy and religion Introduces readers to topics in mythology that are often inaccessible to non-specialists Addresses the Hellenistic and Roman periods as well as Archaic and Classical Greece
📒Greek Mythology ✍ Jim Ollhoff
✏Greek Mythology Book Summary : Collects stories from ancient Greek mythology, including the first gods, the gods of Mount Olympus, and the origin of the seasons.
📒Greek Mythology And Poetics ✍ Gregory Nagy
✏Greek Mythology and Poetics Book Summary : 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
📒Greek Mythology ✍ Hourly History
✏Greek Mythology Book Summary : Greek Mythology is an enormous field of study and a brief guide is a daunting task for any writer. The myths have a way of entwining one with another, and it is difficult to present a coherent story line without feeling one has omitted the best part of the story. Inside you will read about… - What Is A Myth? - The Sources Of Greek Mythology - The Creation Of The Universe And The Gods - What Of Man? What Of Woman? - The Greek Pantheon - The Trojan War - The Influence Of Greek Drama - Two Greek Mortal Heroes In Mythological Tales This guide succeeds in presenting an overall sketch of the creation of the world and the battles that follow, resulting in Zeus taking his place as the supreme god and ruling the earth from Mount Olympus. It covers the creation of man, it seems, as a bit of an afterthought for the amusement of the Olympians and some of the most famous stories that have come down to us via the writings of the great dramatists of the Classical Age. There are concise biographies of the twelve gods that make up the Olympians as well as of the heroes of the Trojan War.
📒Greek Mythology ✍ Elaine Margera
✏Greek Mythology Book Summary : The human race has been curious about all the surrounding phenomenon of nature, since its beginning. Based on the level of the information and intellect possess by the people of era, there have been a number of stories and descriptive, which account for the historical events and their explanation. The historical and ancient narration of these tales constitutes the body of mythology. Among all the texts and manuscripts of mythology, the Greek mythology is believed to be the most ancient one. Just all other mythic beliefs, Greek mythology also holds specific beliefs about the origin of this universe and the phenomenon of evil and goodness. These myths have traveled hundreds of years and have sustained the blows of alterations and personal depictions. In the book, I have discussed all the basic perspectives of Greek mythology, which are crucial to be narrated to all those who are interested in knowing about Greek mythology.
📒The Cambridge Companion To Greek Mythology ✍ Roger D. Woodard
✏The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology Book Summary : 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.
📒Structure And History In Greek Mythology And Ritual ✍ Walter Burkert
✏Structure and History in Greek Mythology and Ritual Book Summary : Discusses the concept of myth, looks at the traditions of Greek ritual, and considers specific Greek myths