The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Read Books Ltd

ISBN:1473360579

Total Pages:493

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This book is a comprehensive catalogue of ancient Roman and Grecian Gods and Goddesses, with detailed descriptions of each deity, information concerning related festivals, retellings of legendary tales, and much more. Easy-to-digest and full of interesting information, this book is highly recommended for those looking for an introduction to Greek mythology. Contents include: “First Dynasty”, “Origin of the World”, “Uranus and Gaea”, “Second Dynasty”, “Cronus”, “Rhea”, “Division of the World”, “Theories as to the Origin of Man”, “Third Dynasty”, “Olympian Divinities”, “Zeus”, “Hera”, “Pellas-Athene”, “Themis”, “Hestia”, Demeter”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on Greek and Roman mythology.

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Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

Author:E.M. Berens

Publisher:Xist Publishing

ISBN:1623959772

Total Pages:87

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Read the stories of Greek and Roman myths that inspired the Percy Jackson books and other retellings of mythology In E.M. Berens collection of Greek and Roman myths, the classical stories are brought to life in detail. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome - Being a Popular Account of Greek and Roman Mythology

Author:E. M. Berens

Publisher:Read Books Ltd

ISBN:1447481933

Total Pages:524

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This volume contains E. M. Berens’ "The Myths and Legends of Greece and Rome", being a popular account of Greek and Roman mythology. Covering the whole breadth of Roman and Greek mythology from the primordial Gods to the heroes of legend, this accessible book is highly recommended for those looking for for an introduction to the topic. It would make for a great addition to any bookshelf. The chapters of this volume include: “Greek Mythology”, “Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome”, “First Dynasty – Origin of the World”, “Uranus and Gaea”, “ Second Dynasty”, “Cronus”, “Rhea”, “Division of the World”, “Theories as to the Origin of Man”, “Olympian Divinities – Third Dynasty”, etcetera. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high quality edition - complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on greek mythology.

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

Author:E. M. Berens

Publisher:Prabhat Prakashan

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Total Pages:N.A

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As the title itself suggests, this book is a collected guide to the pantheon of Greek and Roman gods and the myths weaved around them. Split into two parts, the first part of the book consists biographies of the gods, while the second part consists descriptions of famous legends.

The Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

Author:Joanne Randolph

Publisher:Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN:1502633043

Total Pages:64

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Zeus, Hera, Venus, and Mars are just a few of the gods and goddesses from ancient Greek and Roman myths that remain part of cultural consciousness. This volume recounts enthralling ancient stories that made a lasting mark and explains how these myths shaped Greece and Rome. The book captures the imagination while giving readers the tools to understand common allusions in literature.

The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales, Legends, and Myths

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Publisher:Princeton University Press

ISBN:1400884675

Total Pages:584

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The first anthology ever to present the entire range of ancient Greek and Roman stories—from myths and fairy tales to jokes Captured centaurs and satyrs, talking animals, people who suddenly change sex, men who give birth, the temporarily insane and the permanently thick-witted, delicate sensualists, incompetent seers, a woman who remembers too much, a man who cannot laugh—these are just some of the colorful characters who feature in the unforgettable stories that ancient Greeks and Romans told in their daily lives. Together they created an incredibly rich body of popular oral stories that include, but range well beyond, mythology—from heroic legends, fairy tales, and fables to ghost stories, urban legends, and jokes. This unique anthology presents the largest collection of these tales ever assembled. Featuring nearly four hundred stories in authoritative and highly readable translations, this is the first book to offer a representative selection of the entire range of traditional classical storytelling. Set mostly in the world of humans, not gods, these stories focus on figures such as lovers, tricksters, philosophers, merchants, rulers, athletes, artists, and soldiers. The narratives range from the well-known—for example, Cupid and Psyche, Diogenes and his lantern, and the tortoise and the hare—to lesser-known tales that deserve wider attention. Entertaining and fascinating, they offer a unique window into the fantasies, anxieties, humor, and passions of the people who told them. Complete with beautiful illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes, a comprehensive introduction, notes, and more, this one-of-a-kind anthology will delight general readers as well as students of classics, fairy tales, and folklore.

Mythology

Author:E.M. Berens

Publisher:Wellfleet Press

ISBN:1627888845

Total Pages:288

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Explore classic stories of the great Greek and Roman heroes, gods, and monsters. Who's Who in Classical Mythology is an indispensable guide to all the Greek and Roman mythological characters, from major deities such as Athena and Bacchus, to the lesser-known wood nymphs and centaurs. Also included, of course, are the heroic mortals, figures such as Jason, Aeneas, Helen, Achilles, and Odysseus, all brought to life in a fascinating series of portraits drawn from a wide variety of ancient literary sources. Each entry offers a small window into a timeless mythological world, one filled with epic battles, bizarre metamorphoses, and all sorts of hideous and fantastic monsters. The perfect book for casual browsers and folklore enthusiasts alike, Who's Who in Classical Mythology offers a rich and readable guide to some of the greatest stories ever told.

Classical Tales of Mythology

Author:Thomas Bulfinch,Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher:Arcturus Publishing

ISBN:1398806323

Total Pages:N.A

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Meet legendary heroes, powerful goddesses and vengeful monsters in this beautiful hardback collection of more than 20 epic tales from Greek and Roman mythology, featuring lavish full-color illustrations throughout. The myths and legends of the ancient world are vividly told here by master storytellers of the 19th century, Thomas Bulfinch and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Discover how Theseus defeated the minotaur, why the witch Circe turned men into swine and the story of Pandora and Epimetheus. This treasury captures the beauty and magnificence of these timeless myths, illustrated with enchanting full-color Pre-Raphaelite and art nouveau paintings by Walter Crane and John William Waterhouse, among others. Stories include: • Echo and Narcissus • Juno and her rivals • Pygmalion • Cupid and Psyche • The Gorgon's Head • Cadmus and the Dragon's Teeth • The Pomegranate Seeds

The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories

Author:Philip Matyszak

Publisher:Thames & Hudson

ISBN:0500770697

Total Pages:224

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Full of intriguing facts and diverting stories—the ideal introduction to the myths and tales that lie at the heart of Western culture. Who was Pandora and what was in her famous box? How did Achilles get his Achilles heel? What exactly is a Titan? And why is one computer virus known as a Trojan horse? The myths of ancient Greece and Rome can seem bewilderingly complex, yet they are so much a part of modern life and discourse that most of us know fragments of them. This comprehensive companion takes these fragments and weaves them into an accessible and enjoyable narrative, guiding the reader through the basic stories of classical myth. Philip Matyszak explains the sequences of events and introduces the major plots and characters, from the origins of the world and the labors of Hercules to the Trojan War and the voyages of Odysseus and Aeneas. He brings to life an exotic cast of heroes and monsters, wronged women and frighteningly arbitrary yet powerful gods. He also shows how the stories have survived and greatly influenced later art and culture, from Renaissance painting and sculpture to modern opera, literature, movies, and everyday products.

Greek Myths

Author:DK,Jean Menzies

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0744029937

Total Pages:160

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This collection contains more than 30 enthralling new retellings of favorite myths as well as some you might not have heard before! Including Theseus and the Minotaur, The Twelve Labors of Heracles, and the escapades of Jason and the Argonauts, each myth is told in engaging modern language, which is easy for children to understand yet still retains the humor and intrigue of the original tales. Stunning illustrations by multi-award winning artist Katie Ponder breathe new life into each classic story. Additional feature pages delve deeper into the mythical world, providing profiles of the gods. The reference section provides key background information, such as Ancient Greek storytelling and the incredible beasts of the myths, and a pronunciation guide. Greek Myths is the perfect gift, featuring foil on the cover and beautiful illustrations throughout. Children will love exploring the tales by themselves or as bedtime stories. It will be treasured forever.

The Penguin Book of Classical Myths

Author:Jennifer March

Publisher:Penguin UK

ISBN:0141920599

Total Pages:624

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The figures and events of classical myths underpin our culture and the constellations named after them fill the night sky. Whether it’s the raging Minotaur trapped in the Cretan labyrinth or the twelve labours of Hercules, Aphrodite’s birth from the waves or Zeus visiting Danae as a shower of gold, the mythology of Greece and Rome is full of unforgettable stories. All the stories of the Greek tragedies – Oedipus, Medea, Antigone – are there; all the events of the Trojan wars and of Odysseus and Aeneas’ epic journeys; the founding of Athens and of Rome... These are the strangest tales of love, war, betrayal and heroism ever told and, while brilliantly retelling them, this book shows how they echo through the works of much later writers from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Camus and Ted Hughes. Full of attractive illustrations and laid out in eighteen clear chapters (the titles include ‘Dangerous Women’ and ‘Heroes’), Dr Jennifer March has written a fascinating guide to the myths of classical civilization that is as readable as a novel.

Classical Mythology A to Z

Author:Annette Giesecke

Publisher:Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN:0762497130

Total Pages:376

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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.

Introduction to Greek Mythology for Kids

Author:Richard Marcus,Natalie Buczynsky,Jonathan Shelnutt

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1646042166

Total Pages:220

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Discover the exciting and fascinating world of Greek and Roman gods, goddesses, monsters, and heroes, from Zeus and Athena to Hercules, Medusa, and more! Take a journey through Mount Olympus, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome with this collection of the greatest tales found in Greek and Roman mythology. From origin stories to family drama, you’ll learn about the most powerful Olympic gods including Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Hades, and more. But this book has more than just gods and goddesses! You’ll also discover the dangerous and intriguing world of ancient monsters, fantastical creatures, and mortal heroes that populate some of the most awesome stories from the time, including: Atlas, who carries the weight of the world on his shoulders Kronos, a Titan who swallows his newborn children Persephone, a kidnapped goddess who becomes queen of the Underworld Minotaur, a half-bull, half-man imprisoned in a labyrinth Hydra, a poisonous serpent who grows two heads when one is severed Sirens, sea nymphs whose irresistible singing lures sailors to their doom All of these tales and more are written in a fun, kid-friendly manner, perfect for children interested in history or for fans of the Percy Jackson series.

D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths

Author:Ingri d'Aulaire,Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

Publisher:Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN:1524770647

Total Pages:208

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"I doubt I would have grown up to be the writer and artist I became had I not fallen in love with D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths at the age of seven."—R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder Kids can lose themselves in a world of myth and magic while learning important cultural history in this beloved classic collection of Greek mythology. Now updated with a new cover and an afterword featuring never-before-published drawings from the sketchbook of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, plus an essay about their life and work and photos from the family achive. In print for over fifty years, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths has introduced generations to Greek mythology—and continues to enthrall young readers. Here are the greats of ancient Greece—gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters—as freshly described in words and pictures as if they were alive today. No other volume of Greek mythology has inspired as many young readers as this timeless classic. Both adults and children alike will find this book a treasure for years to come.

Beliefs, Rituals, and Symbols of Ancient Greece and Rome

Author:Dean Miller

Publisher:Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN:162712568X

Total Pages:176

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Greek and Roman mythology is forever linked for a myriad of reasons. Historians believe this could be because many of the Roman deities were adopted from the Greek. However, there are many that were not shared and are proudly only Roman, or only Greek. This comprehensive atlas presents dictionary entries about the major gods, heroes, and imaginary creatures of Greek and Roman mythology, along with information on some key historical figures and philosophical schools of thought. In this impressive book, the entries unfold through a pictorial and illustrated journey. Through a robust glossary, sidebars, and thematic introductions the social studies content of this fascinating subject becomes easily digestible, even for the most reluctant reader, while the further reading section inspires future research.

The Myths of Greece and Rome

Author:H. A. Guerber

Publisher:Read Books Ltd

ISBN:1446547191

Total Pages:528

Viewed:1949

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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.

War in Roman Myth and Legend

Author:Paul Chrystal

Publisher:Pen and Sword Military

ISBN:1526766159

Total Pages:272

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This book redresses the relative lack of work published on the role of war in classical myth and legend. At the same time it debunks the popular view that the Romans had little mythology of their own and idly borrowed and adapted Greek myth to suit their own ends. While this true to some extent, War in Roman Myth and Legend clearly demonstrates a rich and meaningful independent mythology at work in Roman culture. The book opens by addressing how the Romans did adopt and adapt Greek myths to fashion the beginnings of Roman history; it goes on to discuss the Roman gods of war and the ubiquity of war in Roman society and politics and how this was reflected in the Aeneas Foundation Myth, the Romulus and Remus Foundation Myth and the legends associated with the founding of Rome. Warlike Women in Roman Epic and Trojan heroes are discussed next and the use of mythology by Roman poets other than Virgil. The Theban Legion and the vision of Constantine myths conclude the book.

Early Rome

Author:Jaclyn Neel

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1119083826

Total Pages:336

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The scholarly community has become increasingly aware of the differences between Roman myths and the more familiar myths of Greece. Early Rome: Myth and Society steps in to provide much-needed modern and accessible translations and commentaries on Italian legends. This work examines the tales of Roman pre-and legendary history, discusses relevant cultural and contextual information, and presents author biographies. This book offers updated translations of key texts, including authors who are often absent from classical mythology textbooks, such as Dionysius of Halicarnassus and Servius. Editor Jaclyn Neel debunks the idea that Romans were unimaginative copyists by spotlighting the vitality and flexibility of Italian myth — particularly those parts that are less closely connected to Greek tales, such as the story of Caeculus of Praeneste. Finally, by calling attention to the Italian rather than Roman nature of the collection, this book suggests that Roman culture was broader than the city itself. This important work offers: Up-to-date and accessible translations of Roman and Italic legends from authors throughout antiquity Examination of compelling tales that involve the Roman equivalent of Greek “heroes” Unique view of the strength and plasticity of Roman and Italic myth, particularly the parts less closely connected to familiar Greek tales Intelligent discussion of relevant cultural and contextual information Argument that Roman culture reached far beyond the city of Rome Fresh and readable, Early Rome: Myth and Society offers essential reading for students of ancient Rome as well as those interested in Roman and Greek mythology.

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore

Author:Theresa Bane

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:147662268X

Total Pages:428

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“Here there be dragons”—this notation was often made on ancient maps to indicate the edges of the known world and what lay beyond. Heroes who ventured there were only as great as the beasts they encountered. This encyclopedia contains more than 2,200 monsters of myth and folklore, who both made life difficult for humans and fought by their side. Entries describe the appearance, behavior, and cultural origin of mythic creatures well-known and obscure, collected from traditions around the world.