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Complete world of Greek mythology

Author: Richard Buxton
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2004, ©2004.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Buxton
ISBN: 0500251215 9780500251218
OCLC Number: 795538135
Description: 256 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: I: Contexts, sources, meanings --
General characteristics of Greek myths --
Sources of evidence --
Contexts for myth-telling --
II: Myths of origin --
Cosmogony --
Origins of humanity --
Local origins --
Bringers of culture --
Colonies --
III: The Olympians: power, honour, sexuality --
Powers and spheres of influence --
Honour and boundaries --
Divine sexuality --
IV: Heroic exploits --
Perseus --
Meleager, Atalanta and the Kalydonian Boar --
Jason, the Argonauts and Medea --
Herakles --
Theseus and the heroic Athenian past --
The Trojan War --
V: Family Sagas --
The house of Pelops --
Tereus, Prokne and Philomela --
Antiope and his kin --
Proitos, Stheneboia and Bellerophon --
The House of Laios --
Strong bonds: love between spouses --
Same-sex eroticism --
VI: A landscape of myths --
Mountains --
Caves --
Rivers and springs --
The sea --
Crete --
Troy --
The underworld --
VII: Greek myths after the Greeks --
How Rome re-imagined Greece --
The Middle Ages --
From the renaissance to the 20th century --
Present and future --
Maps --
General map of the Greek world --
The voyage of the Argo --
The Labours of Herakles --
Theseus' exploits en route for Athens --
Greek contingents at Troy --
Mountains --
Rivers.
Responsibility: Richard Buxton.

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