The Mythology Book

The Mythology Book
Author: DK
Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781465477491
Language: en
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Enter the world of myths and legends with this unforgettable compendium that spans the centuries and crosses the continents to share the greatest stories of all time. Sit back and enjoy more than 80 classic myths retold for the modern reader with engaging text and eye-catching graphics. Part of the Big Ideas series, The Mythology Book introduces the great and the good, from the gods of ancient Greece to the stories of the Cherokee People of North America. Going beyond the ancient worlds, this book brings to life influential tales of Aboriginal Australians and the Aztecs, each packed with compelling characters, plot twists and turns, and incredible insight into human existence. Discover the lessons behind every story and get to the heart of cultures far and wide through the inspiring narratives that capture the way communities work together to make sense of the world around them. This is essential reading for everyone who delights in stories of imagination, action, and adventure, taking new generations back in time to love and learn from the stories of the past.

Mythology

Mythology
Author: Hestia Evans
Release: 2007
Editor: Candlewick Press
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780763634032
Language: en
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Elaborate facsimile journal of a Greek mythology primer from the early nineteenth century.

Mythology 101

Mythology 101
Author: Kathleen Sears
Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: Adams Media
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1440573328
Language: en
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Explore the fascinating myths of Greek and Roman civilizations! The tales of gods and heroes are often turned into tedious discourse that even Ovid would reject. This easy-to-read guide cuts out the boring details, and instead, provides you with a thrilling lesson in classic mythology. From the heights of Mt. Olympus to the depths of the Underworld, this book takes you on an unforgettable journey through all the major myths born in ancient Greece and Rome, such as Achilles's involvement in the Trojan War; Pluto's kidnapping of the beautiful Proserpina; and the slaying of Medusa by Perseus, the heroic demi-god. You'll also learn all about the wonders of the world as well as the greatest creatures ever recorded in history. Like Charon navigating the River of Wailing, Mythology 101 will guide you through the most glorious (and completely terrifying) tales the ancient world has to offer.

Classical Mythology A Very Short Introduction

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

Greek Mythology

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

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

Treasury of Greek Mythology

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

Mythologies

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

Bulfinch s Greek and Roman Mythology

Bulfinch s Greek and Roman Mythology
Author: Thomas Bulfinch
Release: 2000
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 301
ISBN: 9780486411071
Language: en
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Retells Greek, Roman, and Norse myths, identifies their heroes and deities, and discusses the philosophical background of each culture.

Mythology

Mythology
Author: Edith Hamilton
Release: 2015-06-02
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Pages: 314
ISBN: 9781551998077
Language: en
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Mythology is one of the definitive collections of ancient myths – Greek, Roman, and Norse – in the English language, overshadowing the first part of the classic Bulfinch’s Mythology. It is still commonly used in schools as a reference for ancient myth, and is one of the best, most accessible ways to learn about classic gods, monsters, and heroes like Achilles, Odysseus, Zeuss, Loki, and many more. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Library of Greek Mythology

The Library of Greek Mythology
Author: Apollodorus,
Release: 2008-06-12
Editor: Oxford Paperbacks
Pages: 291
ISBN: UOM:39076002892789
Language: en
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Robin Hard is Tutor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Reading.

A Companion to Greek Mythology

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

Classical Mythology

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

Classical Mythology A to Z

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

Indian Mythology

Indian Mythology
Author: Devdutt Pattanaik
Release: 2003-04-24
Editor: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Pages: 216
ISBN: 0892818700
Language: en
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Provides a fresh understanding of the Hindu spirtual landscapes and pantheon of gods and goddesses through 99 classic myths.

The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore

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

Chinese Mythology

Chinese Mythology
Author: Anne Birrell
Release: 1999-04-26
Editor: JHU Press
Pages: 322
ISBN: 0801861837
Language: en
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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.

Uncovering Greek Mythology

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

Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology
Author: Mark P. O. Morford,Robert J. Lenardon,Michael Sham
Release: 2018
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 721
ISBN: 0190851643
Language: en
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Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, Classical Mythology, Eleventh Edition, is the most comprehensive survey of classical mythology available--and the first full-color textbook of its kind. Featuring the authors' clear and extensive translations of original sources, it 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. Acclaimed authors Mark P.O. Morford, Robert J. Lenardon, and Michael Sham incorporate a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary to make the myths come alive for students. Offering historical and cultural background, they also examine the enduring survival of classical mythology and its influence in the fields of art, literature, music, dance, and film.

Classical Mythology in Context

Classical Mythology in Context
Author: Associate Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies Lisa Maurizio,Lisa Maurizio
Release: 2015-11
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 712
ISBN: 0199782830
Language: en
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"Written for the way instructors teach and students learn, Classical Mythology in Context provides a truly contextualized treatment of classical myth that combines ancient sources, comparative perspectives, and modern and theoretical interpretations"--