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Greek Mythology

Author : Fritz Graf
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Allegorists in ancient Greece attempted to find philosophical and physical truths in myth. Plato, who resolutely excluded myths from the sphere of truth, thought that they could express ideas in a realm he could not reach with dialectical reasoning. Freud built a science around the myth of Oedipus, saying that myths were "distorted wish dreams of entire nations, the dreams of early mankind." No body of myth has served more purposes - or been subject to more analysis - than Greek mythology. This is a revised translation of Fritz Graf's highly acclaimed introduction to Greek mythology, Griechische Mythologie: Eine Einfuhrung, originally published in 1985 by Artemis Verlag. Graf offers a chronological account of the principal Greek myths that appear in the surviving literary and artistic sources, and concurrently documents the history of interpretation of Greek mythology from the seventeenth century to the present. First surveying the various definitions of myth that have been advanced, Graf proceeds to look at the relationship between Greek myths and epic poetry; the absence of an "origin of man" myth in Creek mythology; and connection between particular myths and shrines or holy festivals; the harmony in Greek literature between myth and history; the use of myth in Greek song and tragedy; and the uses and interpretations of myth by philosophers and allegorists.

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

Author : David Leeming
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Consists of nearly two thousand entries covering all aspects of mythology, including Greek, Roman, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, and Egyptian.

A Companion to Greek Mythology

Author : Ken Dowden
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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

Systematic Mythology

Author : Jennifer Agee
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Humans are composed of poetic tissues as surely as physical ones. Our identities, worldviews, longings--all are drawn and developed from the unique relationships and texts we encounter and incorporate. We collect and imagine stories and creatively build them into the tale of ourselves. But each of these personal mythologies is irrevocably lost at death--unless it is true, as Christianity claims, that God raises the dead. Systematic Mythology: Imagining the Invisible studies the ways in which we make meaning. It argues that God must be the ultimate subject of every person's essential myth, so that Christ may redeem and resurrect our stories as well as our bodies. Systematic mythology calls us to consciously and creatively participate in the story God is telling through our cosmos and its inhabitants: a story in which Christ is all, and in all.

Handbook of Classical Mythology

Author : William F. Hansen
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Presents classic stories of the Greeks and Romans, along with geographical and historical background information.

The Mythology of the Aryan Nations

Author : George William Cox
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Manual of Mythology

Author : Alexander Stuart Murray
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Tradition Principally with Reference to Mythology and the Law of Nations

Author : Baron John Francis Arundell Arundell of Wardour
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"Tradition, Principally with Reference to Mythology and the Law of Nations" by Baron John Francis Arundell Arundell of Wardour. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Tree of Mythology Its Growth and Fruitage

Author : Charles De Berard Mills
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An Outline of Greek and Roman Mythology

Author : Francis Willey Kelsey
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Chips from a German Workshop Essays on mythology traditions and customs

Author : Friedrich Max Müller
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New Pantheon or Mythology of all nations Adapted to the biblical classical and general reader but more especially for the use of schools and young persons

Author : George Crabb
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Literary Aspects of North American Mythology

Author : Paul Radin
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Grecian and Roman Mythology

Author : Mary Ann Dwight
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Mythology Monuments of Ancient Athens

Author : Pausanias
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The introductory essay and archaeological commentary are by far the greater part of the work. The translation appears in small sections, each followed by its own commentary, well provided with illustrations.

Preparing for publication Hindu mythology or A mythological hand book for the palanquin

Author : William Malkin
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The Mythology of the Aryan Nations in Two Volumes by George W Cox

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An Introduction to the Science of Comparative Mythology and Folklore

Author : George William Cox
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Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

Author : Sir William Smith
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A Smaller Classical Dictionary of Biography Mythology and Geography

Author : William Smith
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