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The gods of the Greeks

Author: Karl Kerényi; Norman Cameron
Publisher: London : Thames and Hudson, 1974.
Series: Myth and man (Thames and Hudson)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Drawing on a wealth of sources, from Hesiod to Pausanias and from the Orphic Hymns to Proclus, Professor Kerenyi provides a clear and scholarly exposition of all the most important Greek myths. (From back cover).
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Kerényi; Norman Cameron
ISBN: 0500270481 9780500270486
OCLC Number: 1929534
Notes: Originally published in 1951.
Includes indexes.
Description: xvi, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The beginning of things --
Stories of the Titans --
The Moirai, Hekate and other pre-Olympian deities --
The great goddess of love --
The great mother of the gods and her companions --
Zeus and his spouses --
Metis and Pallas Athene --
Leto, Apollon and Artemis --
Hera, Ares and Hephaistos --
Maia, Hermes, Pan and the nymphs --
Poseidon and his wives --
The sun, the moon and their family --
Prometheus and the human race --
Hades and Persephone --
Dionysos and his female companions.
Series Title: Myth and man (Thames and Hudson)
Responsibility: C. Kerényi ; the German text has been rendered into English by Norman Cameron.

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Drawing on a wealth of sources, from Hesiod to Pausanias and from the Orphic Hymns to Proclus, Professor Kerenyi provides a clear and scholarly exposition of all the most important Greek myths.  Read more...

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Learned, admirably documented, exhaustive. It most emphatically must be the book that many have long waited for.--Stephen Spender

 
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