The Cambridge Companion To Greek Mythology

✏Book Title : The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology
✏Author : Roger D. Woodard
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2007-11-12
✏Pages : 552
✏ISBN : 9781107495111
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏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.

✏Book Title : A Companion to Greek Mythology
✏Author : Ken Dowden
✏Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
✏Release Date : 2011-03-21
✏Pages : 672
✏ISBN : 1444396935
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏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

✏Book Title : Interpreting the Images of Greek Myths
✏Author : Klaus Junker
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2012
✏Pages : 225
✏ISBN : 9780521895828
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Interpreting the Images of Greek Myths Book Summary : "Great events of myth such as the Trojan War and outstanding figures like Herakles, Oedipus, Medea or the great Olympian Gods have a firm place in the cultural consciousness of the present day. At the same time, the Greek myths play a prominent role in the study of the Classical world. That such a wide range of disciplines - Classical Philology, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, and Philosophy - draw on these myths for their research has much do with the fact that, in antiquity, myths and their content were present in so many facets of human existence"--

✏Book Title : The Cambridge Companion to Homer
✏Author : Robert Fowler
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2004-10-14
✏Pages : 444
✏ISBN : 9781107494619
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Cambridge Companion to Homer Book Summary : The Cambridge Companion to Homer is a guide to the essential aspects of Homeric criticism and scholarship, including the reception of the poems in ancient and modern times. Written by an international team of scholars, it is intended to be the first port of call for students at all levels, with introductions to important subjects and suggestions for further exploration. Alongside traditional topics like the Homeric Question, the divine apparatus of the poems, the formulae, the characters and the archaeological background, there are detailed discussions of similes, speeches, the poet as story-teller and the genre of epic both within Greece and worldwide. The reception chapters include assessments of ancient Greek and Roman readings as well as selected modern interpretations from the eighteenth century to the present day. Chapters on Homer in English translation and 'Homer' in the history of ideas round out the collection.

✏Book Title : The Cambridge Companion to Greek Comedy
✏Author : Martin Revermann
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2014-06-12
✏Pages : 520
✏ISBN : 9780521760287
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Cambridge Companion to Greek Comedy Book Summary : Provides a unique panorama of this challenging area of Greek literature, combining literary perspectives with historical issues and material culture.

✏Book Title : The Cambridge Companion to Augustine s Confessions
✏Author : Tarmo Toom
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2020-01-31
✏Pages : 335
✏ISBN : 9781108491860
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Cambridge Companion to Augustine s Confessions Book Summary : Presents the best scholarship on Augustine's Confessions which will facilitate a better understanding of this masterpiece.

✏Book Title : The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy
✏Author : P. E. Easterling
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 1997-10-02
✏Pages : 392
✏ISBN : 0521423511
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy Book Summary : This book deals with the historical context of ancient Greek tragic performances, with the plays themselves, and with later adaptation and re-performance, down to modern times.

📒Oh My Gods ✍ Philip Freeman

✏Book Title : Oh My Gods
✏Author : Philip Freeman
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2013-01-01
✏Pages : 368
✏ISBN : 9781451609981
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Oh My Gods Book Summary : A professor of classics and visiting scholar at the Harvard Divinity school presents modern interpretations of traditional Greek and Roman myths that render classic themes accessible to a new generation of readers. By the author of Alexander the Great.

✏Book Title : Myth Ritual and the Warrior in Roman and Indo European Antiquity
✏Author : Roger D. Woodard
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2013-01-28
✏Pages : 289
✏ISBN : 9781107022409
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Myth Ritual and the Warrior in Roman and Indo European Antiquity Book Summary : This book examines the figure of the returning warrior as depicted in the myths of several ancient and medieval Indo-European cultures. In these cultures, the returning warrior was often portrayed as a figure rendered dysfunctionally destructive or isolationist by the horrors of combat. This mythic portrayal of the returned warrior is consistent with modern studies of similar behavior among soldiers returning from war. Roger Woodard's research identifies a common origin of these myths in the ancestral proto-Indo-European culture, in which rites were enacted to enable warriors to reintegrate themselves as functional members of society. He also compares the Italic, Indo-Iranian, and Celtic mythic traditions surrounding the warrior, paying particular attention to Roman myth and ritual, notably to the etiologies and rites of the July festivals of the Poplifugia and Nonae Caprotinae, and to the October rites of the Sororium Tigillum.

✏Book Title : Mythology Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide
✏Author : Oxford University Press
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
✏Release Date : 2010-05-01
✏Pages : 54
✏ISBN : 0199803021
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Mythology Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide Book Summary : This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.