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Handbook of classical mythology

Author: William F Hansen
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2004] ©2004
Series: Handbooks of world mythology.
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An introduction to the mythological world of the Greeks and the Romans, combined with a chronology of myths and a dictionary of key characters, objects, and events.
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Hansen, William F., 1941-
Handbook of classical mythology.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2004
(DLC) 2004004434
(OCoLC)54768097
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William F Hansen
ISBN: 9781851096343 1851096345 9781280711183 1280711183 9786610711185 6610711186 9781849728522 1849728526
OCLC Number: 55757392
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 394 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface --
A note on the use of ancient texts --
1. Introduction --
Basic concepts --
How classical mythology came into being --
A mix of traditions --
The archaic period --
The classical period --
The Hellenistic and Imperial periods --
Interpretatio Romana --
Classical mythology after antiquity --
How do we know about classical mythology today? --
The mythological worlds : places --
Earth --
Sky --
Death realm --
Tartaros --
Physical model versus biological model --
The mythological world : characters --
The principal Gods --
The nature of Gods and humans --
Nature spirits --
The relationship of Gods and humans --
Peculiarities of mythological narrative --
Supernaturalism --
Personification and reification --
Binatural beings versus composite beings --
Reversible and irreversible changes. 2. Time : what happens in classical mythology --
Divine time and human time --
What happens in classical mythology --
From Chaos to cosmos --
Two cosmic families --
The cosmic house --
The succession of world rulers --
The first humans --
The division of meat --
The theft of fire --
The loss of paradise --
The great deluge --
The origin of nations --
The Gods establish their cults --
The mating of Gods and humans --
The heroic age --
The family of the heroic age : the Pelopids --
Antecedents to the Trojan War --
The Trojan War --
The returns --
The end of the heroic age --
What does classical mythology say? --
The nature of the physical world --
The nature of the Gods --
The nature of humans --
The heroes, or demigods --
Behavior options. 3. Deities, themes, and concepts --
Absent deity --
Adamant --
Aeolus (Greek Aiolos) --
Aetiology (also Etiology) --
Aineias (Latinized form Aeneas) --
Aloads (Greek Aloadai or Aloeidai) --
Ambrosia --
Anthropogony --
Aphroditê (Roman Venus) --
Apollon (Latinized form Apollo) --
Ares (Roman Mars) --
Argonauts (Greek Argonautai) --
Artemis (Roman Diana) --
Asklepios (Latinized form Aesculapius) --
Athena (also Athenê and Athenaia) (Roman Minerva) --
Atlas --
Bellerophon (also Bellerophontes) --
Biographical pattern --
Catasterism (Greek Katasterismos) --
Centaurs and Hippocentaurs (Greek Kentauroi and Hippokentauroi) --
Charon --
Combat myth and legend --
Cosmogony (Greek Kosmogonia) --
Culture hero --
Cyclopes (Greek Kyklopes) --
Demeter (Roman Ceres) --
Dionysos (Roman Bacchus and Liber Pater) --
Divine guilds --
Eileithyia --
Elysion Field (Latinized form Elysium) and Isles of the Blessed --
Epithet --
Eponymy --
Erebos --
(Latinized form Erebus) --
Fabulous peoples and places --
Flood myth and legend --
Folk etymology--
Genealogy --
Giants (Greek Gigantes) --
Hades (also Aidoneus) (Roman Dis and Orcus) --
Hephaistos (Roman Vulcan) --
Hera (Roman Juno) --
Herakles (Latinized form Hercules) --
Hermes (Roman Mercury) --
Hero (Greek Heros) --
Hestia (also Histia) --
Honor (Greek Timê) --
Hubris --
Hunters --
Ichor --
Iris --
Jason (Greek Iason) --
Kadmos (Latinized form Cadmus) --
Ker (or Keres) --
Kouretes (Latinized form Curetes) --
Kronos (Roman Saturn) --
Labyrinth (Greek Labyrinthos) --
Luminaries --
Maenads (Greek Mainades) --
Meleager (Greek Meleagros) --
Midas --
Monsters --
Mountains --
Myth of the ages --
Nectar (Greek Nektar) --
Nymphs (Greek Nymphai) --
Odysseus --
Oedipus (Greek Oidipous) --
Olympians (Greek Olympioi) --
Oracles --
Orpheus --
Pan --
Pandora --
Persephonê (Latinized form Proserpina ; also Korê) --
Perseus --
Personified abstractions --
Poseidon (Roman Neptune) --
Promotion and demotion --
Romantic narratives --
Satyrs (Greek Satyroi) and Silens (Greek Silenoi) --
Seers --
Sex-changers --
Sexual myths and legends --
Special rules and properties --
Succession myth --
Tartaros (Latinized form Tartarus) --
Tasks --
Theban Wars --
Theseus --
Titans (Greek Titanes) --
Transformation --
Translation --
Triads --
Trickster --
Trojan War --
Waters --
Winds --
Wondrous animals --
Wondrous objects --
Zeus (Roman Jupiter, also Jove). 4. Annotated print and nonprint resources --
Print resources --
Ancient sources --
Reference works --
Classical mythology and the arts --
Surveys and studies on particular subjects --
Nonprint resources --
Abbreviations and selected reference list --
Glossary --
Index --
About the author.
Series Title: Handbooks of world mythology.
Responsibility: William Hansen.

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