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The gods of Olympus : a history

Author: Barbara Graziosi
Publisher: New York : Picador, a Metropolitan Book, Henry Holt and Company, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Picador editionView all editions and formats
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The author traces the influence of the Greek gods throughout history.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Graziosi
ISBN: 9781250062345 1250062349
OCLC Number: 876349663
Description: x, 290 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Simonides was wise --
A family portrait --
Birth : Archaic Greece. At home in Greece ; Epic visions ; Critical views --
Dialogue : Classical Athens. An education for Greece ; Exile and death ; Fictions and fantasies --
Travel : Hellenistic Egypt. Farther than Dionysos ; Dead gods and divine planets ; At home in Alexandria --
Translation : the Roman Empire. The Muses in Rome ; Ancestors, allies, and alter egos ; Mutants --
Disguise : Christianity and Islam. Human like you ; Demons ; Sackcloth and scimitars --
Born again : the Renaissance. Petrarch paints the gods ; A cosmopolitan carnival of deities ; Old gods in the New World --
A marble head --
Appendix. The twelve gods.
Responsibility: Barbara Graziosi.

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The author traces the influence of the Greek gods throughout history.

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