Mythology

Mythology
Author: Hestia Evans
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780763634032
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Release: 2007
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Elaborate facsimile journal of a Greek mythology primer from the early nineteenth century.

The Mythology Book

The Mythology Book
Author: DK
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780241353219
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Release: 2018-05-03
Editor: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explore eighty of the world's greatest myths and characters, from the gods of Greek mythology to the Norse heroes, retold and explained with engaging text and bold graphics. From early creation stories to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife, experience each myth and unravel the meanings behind the stories, getting to the heart of the importance of mythology to different cultures worldwide. More than just stories, myths are a testament to the amazing creativity of humans striving to explain and make sense of the world around them. Here you will discover Zeus, god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods, and Loki, the cunning trickster with a knack for causing havoc, aided by his ability to change shape and gender. Beyond the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greek, Roman, and Norse myths, this book delves into the stories of the Australian aborigines, the Cherokee, and the Aztecs, each brimming with amazing characters and insights into human existence. This newest title in the bestselling Big Ideas series pairs engaging visual style with global coverage of world myths - profiling everything from the well-known tales of the Greeks, Norsemen, and Egyptians to the legends of the Caribbean, the Americas, Oceania, and East Asia - bringing the wisdom of the ages to life.

Greek Mythology The Gods Goddesses and Heroes Handbook

Greek Mythology  The Gods  Goddesses  and Heroes Handbook
Author: Liv Albert
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781507215494
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Release: 2021-03-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Finally sort out who’s who in Greek mythology—from gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everyone in between! Greek mythology continues to appear in popular movies and books today but have you ever wondered about where these characters started out? Discover the origins of your favorite characters from Greek mythology with this collection of profiles to tell you who’s who in classical lore! In Greek Mythology, you will discover the backstories of the heroes, villains, gods, and goddesses that enjoy popularity in today’s shows and films. With comprehensive entries that outline each character’s name, roles, related symbols, and foundational myths, you can get to know the roots of these personas and better understand the stories they inspire today. With this character-focused, handy reference, you will never be confused about Ancient Greece!

Classical Mythology A Very Short Introduction

Classical Mythology  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Helen Morales
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780192804761
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Release: 2007-08-23
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Zeus and Europa, to Diana, Pan, and Prometheus, the myths of ancient Greece and Rome seem to exert a timeless power over us. But what do those myths represent, and why are they so enduringly fascinating? This imaginative and stimulating Very Short Introduction goes beyond a simple retelling of the stories to explore the rich history and diverse interpretations of classical myths in both high art and popular culture.

Mythology

Mythology
Author: Edith Hamilton
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780316438537
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Release: 2017-09-26
Editor: Black Dog & Leventhal
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This 75th anniversary edition of a classic bestseller is stunningly illustrated and designed to enchant fans of Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology at all ages. Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller. For more than seven decades readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the enchanting world of mythology -- from Odysseus's adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin's effort to postpone the final day of doom. This deluxe, hardcover edition is fully-illustrated throughout with all-new, specially commissioned art, making it a true collector's item.

Bulfinch s Greek and Roman Mythology

Bulfinch s Greek and Roman Mythology
Author: Thomas Bulfinch
Pages: 301
ISBN: 9780486411071
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Release: 2000
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Retells Greek, Roman, and Norse myths, identifies their heroes and deities, and discusses the philosophical background of each culture.

Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology
Author: William F. Hansen,William Hansen
Pages: 393
ISBN: 0195300351
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Release: 2005
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Classical Mythology offers newcomers and long-time enthusiasts new ways to navigate the world of Greek and Roman myths, beginning by exploring the landscapes where the myths are set. It then provides a richly detailed timeline of mythic episodes from the origin of the cosmos to the end of the Heroic Age--plus an illustrated mythological dictionary listing significant characters, places, events, objects, and concepts."--Provided by publisher.

Classical Mythology A to Z

Classical Mythology A to Z
Author: Annette Giesecke
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9780762497133
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Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Black Dog & Leventhal
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An encyclopedic A-to-Z guide, this beautifully illustrated volume offers hundreds of rich, fascinating definitions of 700 major and minor characters, creatures, and places of classical mythology. Classical Mythology A-to-Z is a comprehensive and engrossing guide to Greek and Roman mythology. Written by Annette Giesecke, PhD, Professor of Classics and Chair of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Delaware, this brilliant reference offers clear explanations of every character and locale, and captures the essence of these timeless tales. From the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus and the heroes of the Trojan War to the nymphs, monsters, and other mythical creatures that populate these ancient stories, Giesecke recounts, with clarity and energy, the details of more than 700 characters and places. Each definition includes cross-references to related characters, locations, and myths, as well their equivalent in Roman mythology and cult. In addition to being an important standalone work, Classical Mythology A-to-Z is also written, designed, and illustrated to serve as an essential companion to the bestselling illustrated 75th-anniversary edition of Mythology by Edith Hamilton, including 10 full-color plates and 2-color illustrations throughout by artist Jim Tierney.

Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

Mythology   Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes
Author: James Scott
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1580496083
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Release: 2002-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Activities are designed to teach the objectives in many state and federal mandates. Primary objectives focus on teaching: Understanding plot, theme, characterization, style, and how they all relate.

Treasury of Greek Mythology

Treasury of Greek Mythology
Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781426311918
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Release: 2014-10-08
Editor: National Geographic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

School Library Journal Best Books of 2011 Eureka! Silver Honor Books—California Reading Association Capitol Choices 2012 list of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens 2012 Notable Children's Books—ALSC The new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Brought to life with lyrical text by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli and stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Christina Balit, the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage children’s imaginations. National Geographic completes the book with embellishments of each story: sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster link the myths to constellations, geography, history, and culture to help young readers connect the stories to real life events, people, and places. A family tree and a “cast of characters” profile page help make relationships between the characters clear, and a mapping feature adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter directing readers to more information round out this luminous book. Sure to dazzle all those intrigued with the fantastic tales of Greek mythology and enchant new readers, this vibrant book will soon become a family keepsake. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology
Author: Mark P. O. Morford,Robert J. Lenardon,Michael Sham
Pages: 798
ISBN: 0195397703
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Release: 2011
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, Classical Mythology, Ninth Edition, is the most comprehensive survey of classical mythology available in one volume. Featuring the authors' extensive translations of original sources as well as their clear explanations and commentary, the book brings to life the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and engaging style. The text contains a wide variety of faithfully translated passages from Greek and Latin sources, including Homer, Hesiod, all the Homeric Hymns, Pindar, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Plato, Lucian, Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, and Seneca. In addition, it offers historical and cultural background on the myths, including evidence from art and archaeology, as well as ample interpretive material. Classical Mythology, Ninth Edition, is now full-color throughout, making the robust art program even more useful and attractive. The map program has also been revised and enhanced. MichaelSham, who wrote the study guide for past

A Companion to Greek Mythology

A Companion to Greek Mythology
Author: Ken Dowden,Niall Livingstone
Pages: 672
ISBN: 1444396935
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Release: 2011-03-21
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Mythologies

Mythologies
Author: Roland Barthes
Pages: 158
ISBN: 9780099972204
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Release: 1993
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A series of essays in which Barthes seeks to tear away masks and demystify the signs, signals, gestures and messages through which western society sustains, sells, identifies and yet obscures itself.

The Library of Greek Mythology

The Library of Greek Mythology
Author: Apollodorus,
Pages: 291
ISBN: UOM:39076002892789
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Release: 2008-06-12
Editor: Oxford Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Robin Hard is Tutor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Reading.

Indian Mythology

Indian Mythology
Author: Devdutt Pattanaik
Pages: 216
ISBN: 0892818700
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Release: 2003-04-24
Editor: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides a fresh understanding of the Hindu spirtual landscapes and pantheon of gods and goddesses through 99 classic myths.

Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology
Author: Richard Buxton
Pages: 245
ISBN: 0500251215
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Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Mythos

Mythos
Author: Anonim
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1452178917
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Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mythos is a modern collection of Greek myths, stylishly retold by legendary writer, actor, and comedian Stephen Fry. Fry transforms the adventures of Zeus and the Olympians into emotionally resonant and deeply funny stories, without losing any of their original wonder. This stunning book features classical artwork inspired by the myths, as well as learned notes from the author. • Each adventure is infused with Fry's distinctive wit, voice, and writing style • Connoisseurs of the Greek myths will appreciate this fresh-yet-reverential interpretation, while newcomers will feel welcome • Retellings brim with humor and emotion and offer rich cultural context Celebrating the thrills, grandeur, and unabashed fun of the Greek myths, Mythos breathes life into ancient tales—from Pandora's box to Prometheus's fire. This gorgeous volume invites you to explore a captivating world with the brilliant storyteller Stephen Fry as your guide. • A collectible volume complete with a textured case, a foil-stamped jacket, and full-color art throughout • The perfect gift for Greek mythology and history buffs, lovers of ancient Greece, art aficionados, and devoted fans of Stephen Fry • Add it to the shelf with books like Circe by Madeline Miller, Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, and Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton

The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore

The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore
Author: Patricia Monaghan
Pages: 529
ISBN: 9781438110370
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Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents an illustrated A to Z reference containing over 1,000 entries providing information on Celtic myths, fables and legends from Ireland, Scotland, Celtic Britain, Wales, Brittany, central France, and Galicia.

The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology

The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology
Author: Robin Hard
Pages: 632
ISBN: 1138652601
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Release: 2019-12-09
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now in its eighth edition, this magisterial work offers a comprehensive survey of the stories of Greek myth, from the Olympian gods, through the lesser gods and deities, to the heroes, adventures, and foundation myths of the ancient Greek world. The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology sets out to provide a comprehensive history of the divine order and mythical prehistory of Greece, as systematized on a genealogical basis by Hesiod and the ancient mythographers, while also taking into account the ways in which individual myths have changed and evolved over time in different genres of literature. This new edition has been extensively rewritten and reorganized to make it more accessible to readers who may have no particular knowledge of the ancient world and Greek mythology, and to ensure that information on each myth or mythical figure is easy to find within the book. This new edition of the handbook continues to offer an essential reference resource for all students of Greek mythology, and it provides an accessible and comprehensive overview of these stories for anyone with an interest in the classical world.

Uncovering Greek Mythology

Uncovering Greek Mythology
Author: Lucas Russo
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9798579611116
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Release: 2020-12-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Get to know the Greek gods and goddesses, from the mighty Zeus, to the temperamental Poseidon, the beautiful Aphrodite, and every character from A to Z. Who were the Olympians, and where did they come from? Why were the Titans overthrown? How did these and other mythology tales shape Greek culture and civilization? Scholars have long been fascinated by the Greeks, and even today we are entertained by the stories of their mythology and pantheon. The Greeks developed an entire religion around powerful, vengeful gods, benevolent yet fierce goddesses, and bizarre couplings that created some of the strangest creatures in the world's mythologies. Who wouldn't want to hear about Zeus and his command of lightning, Hades and how he found his bride, the wisdom of Athena, and so many other stories that capture the imagination. These stories can do more than just entertain; they can also inspire and teach us lessons that were penned by the Greeks themselves. Starting with the creation myth, this book will take you through the stories of the Titans, introduce the Olympians, bring in the demigods, and sneak a peek at the monsters that made up the mythology. You'll learn who all the gods and goddesses were in relation to one another, mythological explanations for natural events, and why any of this still matters today. In addition, you'll discover: The names, powers, and significance of all the major Greek gods and goddesses Rich stories based around the Greek pantheon Moral lessons and cultural values important to the Greeks, preserved in their mythology A brief history of Greek civilization and how they worshipped their gods and goddesses Creatures of Greek mythology that still feature in modern tales today And so much more Greek history! Up on Mount Olympus, along the shores of the Mediterranean, and deep in the Underworld, gods, goddesses, demigods, and creatures linger in the mind and stories of an ancient culture. This culture gave us science, philosophy, and a rich mythology that never stops enticing us. To appreciate the power of their stories for yourself and become absorbed in a world so like and yet unlike our own, click "add to cart."