Category Archives: Mythology

Classical Mythology

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Development at the best-selling culture of past variations, Classical Mythology, 9th version, is the main finished survey of classical mythology available--and the 1st full-color textbook of its kind. that includes the authors' transparent and vast translations of unique assets, it brings to existence the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and interesting type. The textual content includes a wide selection of faithfully translated passages from Greek and Latin assets, together with Homer, Hesiod, the entire Homeric Hymns, Pindar, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Plato, Lucian, Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, and Seneca.

Acclaimed authors Mark P.O. Morford and Robert J. Lenardon--joined via new coauthor Michael N. Sham--incorporate a dynamic mixture of poetic narratives and enlightening remark to make the myths come alive for college kids. delivering old and cultural history at the myths (including facts from paintings and archaeology) additionally they offer abundant interpretative fabric and consider the long-lasting survival of classical mythology and its impression within the fields of paintings, literature, tune, dance, and film.

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

* Stunning full-color paintings program: 174 photographs & illustrations (many new), 22 figures, and eight maps (3 new, five improved)--with lucid explanatory captions, now in complete colour throughout
* Enhanced pedagogy: New chapter-opening quotations; more desirable timelines, maps, and genealogies; multiplied and up to date pick out bibliographies; and famous net icons within the margins that supply a extra seamless integration among the textual content and the better half website
* New and up to date content: New fabric and discussions, together with an exam of the levels of improvement in feminist interpretation and an appendix delivering an research of Greek faith that covers the connection of mythology to faith, civic and secret religions, hero cults, monks and priestesses, and the ritual of sacrifice

SUPPLEMENTS:

Revised spouse web site at www.classicalmythology.org supplying a wealth assets for either scholars and teachers, together with analyses and summaries of the myths lined within the textual content; representations of delusion in artwork; info on comparative myths; interactive maps; audio glossaries; pupil actions; and PowerPoint-based lecture slides

Instructor's guide and try out Bank in print or on CD, to be had to adopters

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Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

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By David M. Krueger

What do our myths say approximately us? Why will we decide to think tales which were disproven? David M. Krueger takes an in-depth examine a legend that held great energy in a single nook of Minnesota, aiding to outline either a community’s and a state’s id for decades.

In 1898, a Swedish immigrant farmer claimed to have chanced on a wide rock with writing carved into its floor in a box close to Kensington, Minnesota. The writing informed a North American foundation tale, predating Christopher Columbus’s exploration, within which Viking missionaries reached what's now Minnesota in 1362 in simple terms to be massacred by means of Indians. The tale’s credibility used to be quick challenged and finally undermined by means of specialists, however the fable took hold.

Faith within the authenticity of the Kensington Rune Stone was once an important a part of the neighborhood Nordic id. authorised and proclaimed as fact, the tale of the Rune Stone recast local americans as villains. The neighborhood used the account because the foundation for civic celebrations for years, and advocates for the stone proceed to advertise its validity regardless of the overpowering proof that it used to be a hoax. Krueger places this obdurate conviction in context and indicates how self assurance within the legitimacy of the stone has deep implications for a wide selection of Minnesotans who embraced it, together with Scandinavian immigrants, Catholics, small-town boosters, and people who wanted to commemorate the white settlers who died within the Dakota conflict of 1862.

Krueger demonstrates how the resilient trust within the Rune Stone is a sort of civil faith, with facets that defy common sense yet illustrate how groups signify themselves. He finds whatever particular approximately America’s preoccupation with divine correct and its method of coming to phrases with the background of the continent’s first citizens. by means of contemplating who's incorporated, who's disregarded, and the way heroes and villains are created within the tales we inform in regards to the earlier, Myths of the Rune Stone bargains an enlightening standpoint on not only Minnesota however the usa as well.

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Metamorphoses (Hackett Classics)

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By Ovid, Stanley Lombardo

Ovid's Metamorphoses earnings its excellent twenty-first-century bring in in Stanley Lombardo's bracing translation of a wellspring of Western artwork and literature that's too frequently handled, even by way of poets, as an insignificant automobile for the ratings of myths it recasts and transmits instead of as a unified murals with epic-scale targets of its personal. Such misconceptions are not likely to outlive a interpreting of Lombardo's rendering, which vividly mirrors the brutality, disappointment, comedy, irony, tenderness, and eeriness of Ovid's immense global in addition to the poem’s easy pacing. below Lombardo's spell, neither Argus nor someone else desire worry nodding off.

The translation is followed via a thrilling advent via W. R. Johnson that unweaves and reweaves a few of the poem’s most crucial topics whereas displaying how the poet achieves a few of his such a lot awesome effects.

An analytical desk of contents, a catalog of modifications, and a thesaurus also are included.

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A Beautiful Evil

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By Kelly Keaton

Ari struggles with an influence she can’t deny—and a future she’s made up our minds to fight—in this darkish and horny sequel to Darkness turns into Her.

When Ari first arrived within the dilapidated urban of latest 2, all she sought after was once to determine who she used to be. yet what she found was once past her worst nightmare. Ari is a descendant of Medusa and will already feel the evil turning out to be inside of her—a strength the goddess Athena will cease at not anything to possess.

Desperate to carry directly to her humanity and shield her household, Ari needs to struggle again. yet Athena’s taking part in brain video games, not only with Ari, yet with these she cares approximately such a lot. And Athena has a really specified plan for the brooding and attractive Sebastian.

Ari is decided to defeat Athena, yet time is operating out. without different ideas, Ari needs to unharness the very factor she’s scared of: herself.

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The Melancholy Android: On the Psychology of Sacred Machines

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By Eric G. Wilson

The depression Android is a mental learn of the impulses in the back of the production of androids. Exploring 3 imaginitive figures the mum, the golem, and the automaton and their appearances in fantasy, faith, literature, and picture, Eric G. Wilson tracks the advance of android-building and examines the entice of synthetic doubles untroubled by way of knowledge of self. Drawing from the works of philosophers Ficino, Kleist, Freud, and Jung; writers Goethe, Coleridge, Shelley, and Poe; and films corresponding to city, the mother, and Blade Runner, this booklet not just deals various websites from which to research the connection among brain and desktop, but additionally considers a urgent paradoxical hindrance loving machines we wish to hate."

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MythOS (Ravirn, Book 4)

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By Kelly McCullough

Within the twenty first century, magic has complicated with the days and long past electronic. but if Ravirn-a laptop savvy sorcerer-is thrown right into a parallel global the place magic runs on a special working procedure, he will want mad abilities to get out alive.

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Volere è potere: Desiderio, motivazione e realtà (Scienza della relazione, 7)

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By Priscilla Bianchi

Che il nostro pensiero abbia capacità artistic è fuori dubbio. A seconda di ciò che pensiamo, desideriamo e di come ci relazioniamo si manifesteranno o si muoveranno conseguentemente opportunità diverse.

In questo libro scoprirai che los angeles famosa lampada di Aladino non è una fiaba consistent with bambini, ma un meccanismo che risiede da sempre dentro di noi. Basta esserne consapevoli e imparare a usarlo.

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The King and the Corpse: Tales of the Soul's Conquest of Evil

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Drawing from japanese and Western literatures, Heinrich Zimmer offers a variety of news associated jointly by way of their universal problem for the matter of our everlasting clash with the forces of evil. starting with a story from the Arabian Nights, this subject matter unfolds in legends from Irish paganism, medieval Christianity, the Arthurian cycle, and early Hinduism. within the retelling of those stories, Zimmer discloses the meanings inside of their likely unrelated symbols and indicates the philosophical wholeness of this collection of myth.

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Indo-European Poetry and Myth

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By M. L. West

The Indo-Europeans, audio system of the prehistoric father or mother language from which so much ecu and a few Asiatic languages are descended, most likely lived at the Eurasian steppes a few 5 - 6 thousand years in the past. Martin West investigates their conventional mythologies, religions, and poetries, and issues to components of universal background. In The East Face of Helicon (1997), West confirmed the level to which Homeric and different early Greek poetry used to be motivated by means of close to japanese traditions, usually non-Indo-European. His new e-book offers a foil to that paintings by way of settling on components of extra old, Indo-European history within the Greek fabric. themes lined contain the prestige of poets and poetry in Indo-European societies; meter, type, and diction; gods and different supernatural beings, from Father Sky and mom Earth to the Sun-god and his attractive daughter, the Thunder-god and different elemental deities, and earthly orders comparable to Nymphs and Elves; the types of hymns, prayers, and incantations; conceptions concerning the global, its foundation, mankind, dying, and destiny; the ideology of popularity and of immortalization via poetry; the typology of the king and the hero; the hero as warrior, and the conventions of conflict narrative.

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