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Hansen, William F. 1941-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 112 publications in 4 languages and 6,339 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Classification  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Biography  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Commentator, Author of introduction
Classifications: BL723, 292.13
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Most widely held works by William F Hansen
Ariadne's thread : a guide to international tales found in classical literature by William F Hansen( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Cinderella to The boy who cried wolf to The dragon slayer to the Judgment of Solomon, certain legends, myths, and folktales are part of the oral tradition in countries around the world. In addition to their pervasiveness, these stories show an astonishing longevity; many such tales are found in classical antiquity. Ariadne's thread is a mini-encyclopedia of more than a hundred such international oral tales, all present in the literature of ancient Greece and Rome. It takes into account writings, including early Jewish and Christian literature, recorded in or translated into Greek or Latin by writers of any nationality. As a result, it will be invaluable not only to classicists and folklorists but also to a wide range of other readers who are interested in stories and storytelling. William Hansen presents the familiar form of each tale and discusses the similar ancient story or stories, examining how each corresponds with and differs from that form. He then gives principal sources and, where appropriate, comments on the cultural factors affecting the shape and content of the ancient story, the context of transmission, and issues raised in the secondary literature. Finally, he provides a bibliography of scholarly studies and the pertinent reference in the standard folk-narrative index, The types of the folktale by Antti Aarne and Stith Thompson. Again and again, Hansen demonstrates how ancient narratives are often best understood in the context of the larger tradition. He forces us to rethink the nature of Greek mythology by encouraging an appreciation of the extent to which Greek myths and legends parallel international stories. By virtue of their durability, he says, these orally transmitted stories rank among the world's most successful artistic creations
Handbook of classical mythology by William F Hansen( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the mythological world of the Greeks and the Romans, combined with a chronology of myths and a dictionary of key characters, objects, and events
Saxo Grammaticus & the life of Hamlet : a translation, history, and commentary by Saxo( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and Latin and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of ancient Greek popular literature by William F Hansen( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated into other languages, these works were the best sellers of their time and remain enjoyable reading today. They are also fascinating social documents that reveal much about the daily lives, humor, loves, anxieties, fantasies, values, and beliefs of ordinary men and women
Myth : a new symposium( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Myth: A New Symposium offers a broad-based assessment of the present state of myth study. It is inspired by a revisiting of the influential mid-twentieth-century work Myth: A Symposium (edited by Thomas Sebeok). A systematic introduction and fifteen contributions from a wide spectrum of disciplines offer a range of views on past myth study as well as directions for the future. Contributors blend theoretical analysis with richly documented historical, ethnographic, and literary illustrations and examples drawn from a range of sources, including Native American, classical, medieval, and modern."--Jacket
The conference sequence; patterned narration and narrative inconsistency in the Odyssey by William F Hansen( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical mythology : a guide to the mythical world of the Greeks and Romans by William F Hansen( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The birth of Aphrodite, the Trojan Horse, Zeus disguised as a swan. These and other classical myths and legends are usually encountered separately, but together they make up a coherent, multigenerational saga of epic battles, bizarre metamorphoses, immortal heroes, and all-too-human gods - a fantastic world recognizably real to its audience." "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 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." "Whether you wish to explore the world that gave rise to ancient mythology or research a specific piece of the whole, this handbook is the best introduction available to an extra-ordinary cast of characters (gods, nymphs, satyrs, monsters, heroes) and the natural and supernatural stages upon which their fates are played out."--Jacket
Phlegon of Tralles' Book of marvels by Phlegon( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Book of marvels, a compilation of marvellous events of a grotesque, bizarre or sensational nature, was composed in the second century A.D. by Phlegon of Tralles, a Greek freedman of the Roman emperor Hadrian. This remarkable text is the earliest surviving work of pure sensationalism in Western literature; it belongs to the genre of literature known as paradoxography, or "the recording of marvels." Not only was it mined by later writers on wonders as well as by writers of books on ghosts and demonology, but it also inspired Goethe's well-known vampire ballad, The Bride of Corinth, a translation of which is included in this book. The Book is arranged thematically: Ghosts; Sex-Changers and Hermaphrodites; Finds of Giant Bones; Monstrous Births; Births from Males; Amazing Multiple Births; Abnormally Rapid Development of Human Beings; Discoveries of Live Centaurs. It contains the only surviving extracts from the "Sibylline Books", the Roman state's collection of prophecies
Life of Aesop by William F Hansen( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing and publishing handbook( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los mitos clásicos una guía del mundo mítico de Grecia y Roma by William F Hansen( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hansen-Peterson Woirol-Wellman family history by William F Hansen( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in ancient folklore and popular culture( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Myth a new symposium( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Anancient greek ghost story by William F Hansen( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hazel Pistol erosion plot study of the Siskiyou National Forest in southwest Oregon by William F Hansen( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Odysseus and the Oar: A Folkloric Approach by William F Hansen( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Folklore by William F Hansen( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Handbook of Classical Mythology (Handbooks of world mythology) by William F Hansen( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Odysseus and the oar : a folkloric approach by William F Hansen( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Ariadne's thread : a guide to international tales found in classical literature
Alternative Names
Hansen William

Hansen, William 1941-

Hansen, William F.

Hansen, William Freeman.

Hansen, William Freeman, 1941-

Hansen, Wm. F.

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Handbook of classical mythologySaxo Grammaticus & the life of Hamlet : a translation, history, and commentaryAnthology of ancient Greek popular literatureMyth : a new symposiumClassical mythology : a guide to the mythical world of the Greeks and RomansPhlegon of Tralles' Book of marvelsLife of Aesop