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Greek and Egyptian mythologies

Author: Yves Bonnefoy
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The seventy-two entries in this volume explore, among other topics, the history, geography, and religion of Greece, Plato's mythology and philosophy, the powers of marriage in Greece, heroes and gods  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Reference sources
Encyclopedias
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yves Bonnefoy
ISBN: 0226064549 9780226064543
OCLC Number: 25788705
Notes: Translation of selections from: Dictionnaire des mythologies et des religions des sociétés traditionnelles et du monde antique.
Description: xxi, 272 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: 1: The interpretation of mythology --
Toward a definition of myth --
The interpretation of myths: nineteenth- and twentieth-century theories --
Myth and writing: the mythographers --
Prehistoric religion --
"Nomadic thought" and religious action --
2: Greece --
Greek mythology --
The history, geography, and religion of Greece --
Crete and Mycenae: problems of mythology and religious history --
Myth in the Greek City: the athenian politics of myth --
Philosophy and mythology, from Hesiod to Proclus --
Plato's mythology and philosophy --
The Neoplatonists and Greek myths --
Greek cosmogonic myths --
Theogony and myths of sovereignty in Greece --
Deities of water in Greek mythology --
Gods and artisans: Hephaestus, Athena, Daedalus --
The origins of mankind in Greek myth: born to die --
The powers of marriage in Greece --
Kinship structures in Greek heroic dynasties: the house of Atreus and the house of Labdacus --
Death in Greek myths --
The topography of hell in Archaic and classical Greek literature --
The powers of war: Ares and Athena in Greek mythology --
Heroes and Gods of war in the Greek epic --
Dolon the wolf: a Greek myth of trickery, between war and hunting --
Heroes and myths of hunting in ancient Greece --
Sacrific in Greek myths --
The semantic value of animals in Greek mythology --
Actaeon --
Adonis and the Adonia --
The Amazons --
Apollo --
Argos --
The Argonauts --
Artemis --
Asclepius --
Centaurs --
Demeter --
Dionysus --
The Dioscuri --
Eros --
Europa --
The Gorgons --
The Graiae --
The Harpies --
The cult of Helen and the tribal initiation of women in Greece --
Helios--Selene--Endymion --
Heracles: the valor and destiny of the hero --
Hermes --
The Hesperides --
Hestia --
Io --
Iris --
Ixion --
Marsyas --
Midas --
The Moirai --
The Muses and Mnemosyne --
Narcissus --
Nemesis --
Odysseus --
Oedipus --
Orion --
Orpheus and Eurydice --
Pan --
Pelops --
Perseus --
Phaethon --
The Pleiades --
Rhadamanthys --
Thetis --
The Winds --
Zeus, the other: a problem of Maieutics --
3: Egypt --
Egyptian cosmogony --
Egyptian anthropology --
The divine and the Gods in ancient Egypt --
Egyptian rituals --
Death in Egyptian religion --
Meroitic religion --
The cults of Isis among the Greeks and in the Roman empire --
Isis the magician, in Greek and Coptic Papyruses --
The fate of the Egyptian gods from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century.
Other Titles: Dictionnaire des mythologies et des religions des sociétés traditionnelles et du monde antique.
Responsibility: compiled by Yves Bonnefoy ; translated under the direction of Wendy Doniger by Gerald Honigsblum [and others].
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