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The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours

The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gregory Nagy
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674075447
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The ancient Greeks’ concept of “the hero” was very different from what we understand by the term today. In 24 installments, based on the Harvard course Gregory Nagy has taught and refined since the 1970s, The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours explores civilization’s roots in Classical literature, a lineage that continues to challenge and inspire us.

The Poetics of Failure in Ancient Greece

The Poetics of Failure in Ancient Greece Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stamatia Dova
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317021061
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The Poetics of Failure in Ancient Greece offers an innovative approach to archaic and classical Greek literature by focusing on an original and rather unexplored topic. Through close readings of epic, lyric, and tragic poetry, the book engages into a thorough discourse on error, loss, and inadequacy as a personal and collective experience. Stamatia Dova revisits key passages from the Iliad and the Odyssey, the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, Pindar's epinician odes, Euripides' Herakles, and other texts to identify a poetics of failure that encompasses gods, heroes, athletes, and citizens alike. From Odysseus' shortcomings as a captain in the Odyssey to the defeat of anonymous wrestlers at the 460 B.C.E. Olympics in Pindar, this study examines failure from a mythological, literary, and historical perspective. Mindful of ancient Greek society's emphasis on honor and shame, Dova's in-depth analysis also sheds light on cultural responses to failure as well as on its preservation in societal memory, as in the case of Phrynichos' The Fall of Miletos in 493 B.C.E. Athens. Engaging for both scholars and students, this book is key reading for those interested in how ancient Greek literary paradigms tried to answer the question of how and why we fail.

Hades and the Helm of Darkness

Hades and the Helm of Darkness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joan Holub,Suzanne Williams
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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The Heroes in Training are entering the Underworld—if Hades can conquer his canine fears, that is. The Underworld usually isn’t really meant to be a fun place—but tell that to Hades! He loves the dark and the stinky smell of sulfur. However, there is one thing that Hades is not a fan of: dogs. And when Zeus and his fellow Olympians encounter Cerberus—a snarling, three-headed dog—Hades must conquer his fears and tame the hound so everyone can continue into the Underworld and deposit their Titan prisoner, Oceanus, back where he belongs! But with magical water that causes forgetfulness, hot beds of lava, and another epic battle with two more Titans standing in their way, will Zeus and his heroes make it out of the Underworld with everyone intact?


Circe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Madeline Miller
Editor: Little, Brown
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"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times). In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world. #1 New York Times Bestseller -- named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, the Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, the A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor, Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self, Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattle Times, and Business Insider.

Greek and Roman Religions

Greek and Roman Religions Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rebecca I. Denova
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118542770
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Greek and Roman Religions by Rebecca I. Denova Summary

Offers an introduction to the basic beliefs, practices, and major deities of Greek and Roman religions A volume in the Blackwell Ancient Religions, Greek and Roman Religions offers an authoritative overview of the region’s ancient religious practices. The author—a noted expert in the field—explores the presence of divinity in all aspects of ancient life and highlights the origins of myth, religious authority, institutions, beliefs, rituals, sacred texts, and ethics. Comprehensive in scope, the text focuses on myriad aspects that constitute Greco-Roman culture such as economic class, honor and shame, and slavery as well as the religious role of each member of the family. The integration of ethnic and community identity with divine elements are highlighted in descriptions of religious festivals. Greek and Roman Religions presents the evolution of ideas concerning death and the afterlife and the relation of death to concepts of ultimate justice. The author also offers insight into the elements of ancient religions that remain important in our contemporary quest for meaning. This vital text: Offers a comprehensive review of ancient Greek and Roman religions and their institutions, beliefs, rituals, and more Examines how the Roman culture and religions borrowed from the Greek traditions Explores the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean Basin Contains suggestions at the end of each chapter for further reading that include both traditional studies and more recent examinations of topical issues Written for students of ancient religions and religious studies, this important resource provides an overview of the ancient culture and history of the general region as well as the basic background of Greek and Roman civilizations.

Aeneid 3

Aeneid 3 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vergil
Editor: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1585108227
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Aeneid 3 by Vergil Summary

This book is part of a series of individual volumes covering Books 1-6 of Vergil's Aeneid. Each book includes an introduction, notes, bibliography, commentary and glossary, and is edited by an Vergil scholar. This is Book Three in the series.

Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes

Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rick Riordan
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1484729382
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Who cut off Medusa's head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy, ( I've had some bad experiences in my time, but the heroes I'm going to tell you about were the original old school hard luck cases. They boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before. . .) and enhanced with vibrant artwork by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, this story collection will become the new must-have classic for Rick Riordan's legions of devoted fans--and for anyone who needs a hero. So get your flaming spear. Put on your lion skin cape. Polish your shield and make sure you've got arrows in your quiver. We're going back about four thousand years to decapitate monsters, save some kingdoms, shoot a few gods in the butt, raid the Underworld, and steal loot from evil people. Then, for dessert, we'll die painful tragic deaths. Ready? Sweet. Let's do this.

Hellenism and Loss in the Work of Virginia Woolf

Hellenism and Loss in the Work of Virginia Woolf Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Theodore Koulouris
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317122674
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Taking up Virginia Woolf's fascination with Greek literature and culture, this book explores her engagement with the nineteenth-century phenomenon of British Hellenism and her transformation of that multifaceted socio-cultural and political reality into a particular textual aesthetic, which Theodore Koulouris defines as 'Greekness.' Woolf was a lifelong student of Greek, but from 1907 to1909 she kept notes on her Greek readings in the Greek Notebook, an obscure and largely unexamined manuscript that contains her analyses of a number of canonical Greek texts, including Plato's Symposium, Homer's Odyssey, and Euripides' Ion. Koulouris's examination of this manuscript uncovers crucial insights into the early development of Woolf's narrative styles and helps establish the link between Greekness and loss. Woolf's 'Greekness,' Koulouris argues, enabled her to navigate male and female appropriations of British Hellenism and provided her with a means of articulating loss, whether it be loss of a great Hellenic past, women's vocality, immediate family members, or human civilization during the formative decades of the twentieth century. In drawing attention to the centrality of Woolf's early Greek studies for the elegiac quality of her writing, Koulouris maps a new theoretical terrain that involves reassessing long-established views on Woolf and the Greeks.

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome Pdf/ePub eBook Author: E. M. Berens
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1627930094
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Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E. M. Berens Summary

Before entering upon the many strange beliefs of the ancient Greeks, and the extraordinary number of gods they worshipped, we must first consider what kind of beings these divinities were. In appearance, the gods were supposed to resemble mortals, whom, however, they far surpassed in beauty, grandeur, and strength; they were also more commanding in stature, height being considered by the Greeks an attribute of beauty in man or woman. They resembled human beings in their feelings and habits, intermarrying and having children, and requiring daily nourishment to recruit their strength, and refreshing sleep to restore their energies. Their blood, a bright ethereal fluid called Ichor, never engendered disease, and, when shed, had the power of producing new life.

The Chiron Dictionary of Greek & Roman Mythology

The Chiron Dictionary of Greek & Roman Mythology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Various Authors
Editor: Chiron Publications
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A pocket guide presenting concise information on the mythology of these two cultures from Abdera to Zeuxippe, including gods, goddesses, heroes, kings and queens. Significant places, such as Mycenae, Crete, the Augean stables and the Garden of Hesperides are listed separately. Genealogical diagrams are provided to help the intricate web of kinship relationships. Over 270 line drawings and charts enliven the margins and provide information on the cultural representations of these mythic figures throughout history.

The Myths of Greece and Rome

The Myths of Greece and Rome Pdf/ePub eBook Author: H. A. Guerber
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1446547191
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The Myths of Greece and Rome by H. A. Guerber Summary

This vintage book contains an informative and accessible exploration of Greek and Roman mythology. From the Titans and the creation of the universe, to the gods and demigods of the ancient world, this volume contains a wealth of information on the vibrant tapestry of Greek and Roman legend. It will be of considerable utility to those with a keen interest in the subject. The chapters of this book include: “The Beginning”, “Zeus”, “Hera”, “Athene”, “Apollo”, “Artemis”, “Aphrodite”, “Hermes”, “Ares”, “Hephaestus”, “Poseidon”, “Pluto”, “Bacchus”, “Demeter and Persephone”, “Hestia”, “Ceyx and Halcyone”, “Aeolus”, “Herakles”, etcetera. Many antiquarian books such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on Greek mythology.

The Son of Hades

The Son of Hades Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K. Dupree
Editor: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1646280717
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In Greek mythology and modern literature, there are stories about sons of Zeus and sons of Poseidon, but in school one day, I wondered, “What about a son of Hades?” My highly imaginative mind went to work. The Son of Hades is my answer to my own question. The tale is told by Euphemia, the storyteller, and she recounts the tale of Keegan Odysseus Donahue in vivid detail, from how his parents meet to how he became—well, I won’t spoil that for you. The story begins many ages ago, with the heinous act of a desperate deity, the death of the youngest of the Graces at the hand of Hades. This act leads Zeus to make an edict that condemns any child of Hades to death. Sometime later, Angelia, daughter of Hermes, visits Keegan’s mother, Lady Donahue, and whisks her and the small child away to live hidden from all who would carry out Zeus’s edict. Years later, having grown up in his father’s shadow, Keegan is hated and shunned by many, save for his own mother and the daughter of Hermes, until he meets a beautiful demigoddess, Helen Adonia, that takes a liking to him. But this is no Greek comedy, and happiness cannot find our hero so easily. Helen is a descendant of the Graces and is therefore an heir of Hades’ curse, and now Keegan must set out to confront his father in order to save his friend. But the journey will not be an easy one. With the heat of Zeus’s edict bearing down on his neck, Keegan will need all the help he can get to make it to the Underworld alive. Fortunately, Angelia and her companion, Delma Chantal, have decided to accompany him on his quest. What perils does The Son of Hades hold for our heroes? Find out inside.

Forbidden Loves

Forbidden Loves Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leah Nightingale
Editor: Leah Nightingale
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HBO's Game of Thrones meets Netflix's Blood of Zeus. If you are a lover of Greek Mythology, Passions of the Gods is the series for you! Aphrodite is known for her beauty, but it is her ambition the gods underestimate. For a low goddess, marrying into the royal family is the only way to rule, and Aphrodite has found the means to her end: The reluctant Prince Ares. The seductress is determined to be Queen of the Gods, coveting the title belonging to Queen Hera. However, dethroning the cruel wife of Zeus will not be a deterrent to Aphrodite; it will be her incentive. Meanwhile, abandoned in the Unknown Territories' shallow waters, is the forgotten cursed god, who harbors resentment for the miserable life he leads. A hideous monster from birth, thrown from Mount Olympus's peak and left to fend for himself in the wilderness. A chance encounter offers him the opportunity for redemption…or the perfect setup to enact vengeance. Only the Fates know for certain. Forbidden Loves is the first book in the Passions of the Gods Series. Lust, Jealousy, Power, and Revenge: The Passions of the Gods. Greek Mythology, Myths, Myth, Greek Myth, Ancient Greek, Gods, Goddess, Athena, Zeus, Hera, Fiction, Greek Fiction, Mythology Fiction, Fantasy, Hebe, Hermes, Ares, Aphrodite, Greek Mythology for Adults, Poseidon, Demeter, Hades, Odin, The Underworld, Goddess of Love Fiction, God of War, Song of Achilles, God of the Sky, Mount Olympus, Hercules, Xena, Goddess Fiction, Apollo, Percy Jackson, Hephaestus, Greek Stories, Greek Story, Madeline Miller, Roman Mythology, Zeus Fiction, Greek Mythology Novel, Egyptian Gods, Goddess Novel, Freebie, Ancient Greek Novel, The lliad, Permafree, Egyptian Mythology, The Trojan War, Circe, Greek Legends, Odyssey, Olympian Gods, Olympian Goddess, Fate, As the Legend Continues, Ancient World Fiction, Free, Ancient World Novel, Free, Greek Novel Fiction, Greek Short Story, Ancient World Historical Romance, Folklore, Historical Fantasy Fiction, Greece Fiction, Heroes, Classic Novel, Gods & Heroes, Gods and Heroes, War for Olympus, 99 cents, 0.99 ebooks, Lore Olympus, Persephone and Hades, Hades and Persephone.

The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Poetry and Poetic Theory

The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Poetry and Poetic Theory Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas J. Collins,Vivienne J. Rundle
Editor: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770487824
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The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Poetry and Poetic Theory by Thomas J. Collins,Vivienne J. Rundle Summary

The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Poetry and Poetic Theory is the most comprehensive collection of poetry from the period ever published. Included are generous selections from the work of all major poets, and a representation of the work of virtually every poet of significance, from Thomas Ashe at the beginning of the era to Charlotte Mew at its end. The work of Victorian women poets features very prominently, with extensive selections not only from canonical poets such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti, but also from poets such as Augusta Webster for which high claims have recently been made by critics. The anthology reflects (and will contribute to) the ongoing reassessment of the canon that is central to English Studies today; in all, sixty-six poets are represented. The editors have included complete works wherever feasible—including the complete texts of Tennyson’s In Memoriam and of a number of other long poems. A headnote by the editors introduces the work of each poet, and each selection has been newly annotated. The inclusion of twenty-five selections of the poetic theory from the period is an important feature rounding out the anthology. This anthology is also available in a concise edition.

Speaking of Gods in Figure and Narrative

Speaking of Gods in Figure and Narrative Pdf/ePub eBook Author: D. Westbrook
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230117678
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Speaking of Gods in Figure and Narrative by D. Westbrook Summary

Speaking of Gods analyzes the figurative-narrative creation of gods, their heavenly abodes, and behaviors, reaching back to the beginning of history in Sumer, Babylon, Egypt, Persia and Greece, and continuing through the figures and narratives of a biblical tradition that includes the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Qur'an.

Iliad of Homer

Iliad of Homer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Homer
Editor: 1st World Publishing
ISBN: 1595401482
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Iliad of Homer by Homer Summary

Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - How Agamemnon and Achilles fell out at the siege of Troy; and Achilles withdrew himself from battle, and won from Zeus a pledge that his wrong should be avenged on Agamemnon and the Achaians. Sing, goddess, the wrath of Achilles Peleus' son, the ruinous wrath that brought on the Achaians woes innumerable, and hurled down into Hades many strong souls of heroes, and gave their bodies to be a prey to dogs and all winged fowls; and so the counsel of Zeus wrought out its accomplishment from the day when first strife parted Atreides king of men and noble Achilles. Who among the gods set the twain at strife and variance? Apollo, the son of Leto and of Zeus; for he in anger at the king sent a sore plague upon the host, so that the folk began to perish, because Atreides had done dishonour to Chryses the priest. For the priest had come to the Achaians' fleet ships to win his daughter's freedom, and brought a ransom beyond telling; and bare in his hands the fillet of Apollo the Far-darter upon a golden staff; and made his prayer unto all the Achaians, and most of all to the two sons of Atreus, orderers of the host; "Ye sons of Atreus and all ye well-greaved Achaians, now may the gods that dwell in the mansions of Olympus grant you to lay waste the city of Priam, and to fare happily homeward; only set ye my dear child free, and accept the ransom in reverence to the son of Zeus, far-darting Apollo."

A Guide to Christian Art

A Guide to Christian Art Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Diane Apostolos-Cappadona
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567685136
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A Guide to Christian Art by Diane Apostolos-Cappadona Summary

A one-volume introduction to and overview of Christian art, from its earliest history to the present day. Diane Apostolos-Cappadona begins by examining how art and Christianity have intersected throughout history, and charts this tumultuous relationship that has yielded some of the greatest outpourings of human creativity. To introduce readers to the way a painting can be read Apostolos-Cappadona begins with an analysis of a painting of the Adoration of the Magi, helping readers to see how they can interpret for themselves the signs, symbols and figures that the book covers. In the more-than 1000 entries that follow Apostolos-Cappadona gives readers an expert overview of all the frequently used symbols and motifs in Christian art as well as the various saints, historical figures, religious events, and biblical scenes most frequently depicted. Readers are introduced to the ways in which religious paintings are often "coded'" such as what a lily means in a picture of Mary, how a goldfinch can be "Christological", or how the presence of an Eagle means it is likely to be a picture of St John. The entries are organized by topic, so that students and beginners can easily find their way to discussion of the themes and motifs they see before them when looking at a painting.

A Handbook of Greek Mythology

A Handbook of Greek Mythology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: H. J. Rose
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134947550
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A Handbook of Greek Mythology by H. J. Rose Summary

In this new and substantially revised edition of H. J. Rose's classic survey and analysis of the evolution and tradition of Greek myth, Robin Hard adds various features which bring the work up-to-date with contemporary scholarship and address the needs of students. * a new preface analysing and contextualising H. J. Rose's attitude to myth * a new chapter devoted to the epic and other poetic sources of the myths, narrative prose mythography and the various forms of rationalisation * a new chapter examining the relationship between the different myths of Gods and heroes, with genealogical tables. Robin Hard shows how the myths of individual families and distinct locations hold together to form a coherent pseudo-historical pattern * extensively revises and simplifies notes * a new annotated bibliography. A Handbook of Greek Mythology presents a invaluable and user-friendly guide to the myths and legends of ancient Greece - their genesis, sources, development and significance.


Mythology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edith Hamilton
Editor: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316438537
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Mythology by Edith Hamilton Summary

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.