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Zeus

Author: Ken Dowden
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Series: Gods and heroes of the ancient world
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ken Dowden's work centres on Zeus, the chief god of the Greeks and ruler of the heavens. As with all the Greek gods and goddesses, he is a piece of a jigsaw that forms the inner story of Ancient Greek society.
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Named Person: Zeus, (Greek deity); Zeus.; Zeus.; Zeus, (Greek deity)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Dowden
ISBN: 0415305020 9780415305020 0415305039 9780415305037 9780203511756 0203511751
OCLC Number: 58975777
Description: xxv, 164 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Chronological table. --
Map of Greece and regions. --
Why Zeus?: Introducing Zeus. --
Key themes. Envisaging Zeus --
Zeus's relationships with gods and mortals --
Zeus from weather to fate --
Zeus and the order of society --
Thinking about Zeus. --
Zeus afterwards: Phases of history.
Series Title: Gods and heroes of the ancient world
Responsibility: Ken Dowden.
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Offering a picture of the most important of Greek gods, this study brings an examination of the fascinating god Zeus. It looks at myth, art, cult, philosophy, drama, theology, and European painting,  Read more...

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'[This book] fizzes with ideas on every page' - The Anglo-Hellenic Review "[Dowden's] careful presentation and analysis of the previous large bibliography makes this book a good introduction even to Read more...

 
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