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Hansen, William F. 1941-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 133 publications in 5 languages and 6,664 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Classification  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Commentator
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 )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 796 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 )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 597 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 )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and Latin and held by 496 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 494 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 )

13 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 298 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 )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first translation into English of the Book of marvels, and the volume also contains an Introduction covering Phlegon's life and his writings, and the rise and nature of paradoxography as a literary genre; commentary on the texts; as well as translations of fragments of two other works: Olympiads, containing an account of the founding of the Olympic Games, and Long-lived persons, quoting from Roman census documents
The book of Greek & Roman folktales, legends, & myths( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Life of Aesop by William F Hansen( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in Greek, Ancient and held by 43 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 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing and publishing handbook by William F Hansen( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended to provide guidance in academic publishing to faculty members, especially younger faculty members, this handbook is a compilation of four previously published essays by different authors. Following a preface and an introduction, the four essays and their authors are as follows: (1) "One Writer's Secrets" (Donald M. Murray); (2) "Taking Criticism--and Using It" (Murray F. Markland); (3) "Writing the Empirical Journal Article" (Daryl J. Bern); and (4) "Writing, Typing and Economic$" (John K. Galbraith). A list of additional readings notes 57 essays, periodicals, and books on the topic. (Sr)
Den elementære farvelære by William F Hansen( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The consultation sequence : patterned narration and narrative inconsistency in the Odyssey by William F Hansen( )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nis Petersens dage i Bergen by Edvard Welle-Strand( Book )

1 edition published in 1948 in Danish and held by 5 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

Book of marvels by Phlegon( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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

Anancient greek ghost story by William F Hansen( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in Undetermined 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 AesopBook of marvels