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Zeus : a journey through Greece in the footsteps of a god

Author: Tom Stone
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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In Zeus, author Tom Stone takes readers on a 4,000-year journey through the god's tumultuous life, from his origins as a sky god in the Russian steppes and his scandalous reign on Mt. Olympus to his approaching end in a palace storeroom in Christian Constantinople. Crossing the length and breadth of Greece, Stone and his Iranian wife explore the most significant sites in Greek myth, from mountaintops to subterranean  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Zeus, (Greek deity); Zeus, (Greek deity)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Stone
ISBN: 9781582345185 158234518X
OCLC Number: 180080468
Description: xxiv, 310 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Advent --
Part 2 The Son --
Part 3 The Father --
Part 4 The Holy Ghost.
Responsibility: Tom Stone.
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In Zeus, author Tom Stone takes readers on a 4,000-year journey through the god's tumultuous life, from his origins as a sky god in the Russian steppes and his scandalous reign on Mt. Olympus to his approaching end in a palace storeroom in Christian Constantinople. Crossing the length and breadth of Greece, Stone and his Iranian wife explore the most significant sites in Greek myth, from mountaintops to subterranean caves, Olympus to Crete, and Mycenae to Macedonia. Along the way, he reveals how Zeus's story grew from the soil of Greece and changed along with the country's history, all with a brilliant mix of erudition and bravura storytelling. Combining mythology, history, and travel, this is an indispensable book for anyone who loves Greece or its great stories of myth and legend.

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