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Selected Titles: Myth and World Mythology
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The Power of Myth by
Call Number: BL304.C36 1988
This extraordinary book reveals how the themes and symbols of ancient narratives continue to bring meaning to birth, death, love, and war. From stories of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, a broad array of themes are considered that together identify the universality of human experience across time and culture.
World Mythology by
Call Number: BL311.W66 1993
Looks at the mythology of Egypt, the Middle East, India, China, Tibet, Japan, Greece, Rome, Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Australia.
The Gods of Olympus by
Call Number: BL783 .G675 2014
The gods of Olympus are the most colorful characters of Greek civilization: even in antiquity, they were said to be cruel, oversexed, mad, or just plain silly. Yet for all their foibles and flaws, they proved to be tough survivors, far outlasting classical Greece itself. Drawing on a wide range of literary and archaeological sources, The Gods of Olympus opens a new window on the ancient world and its lasting influence.
Games and Sanctuaries in Ancient Greece by
Call Number: BL795 .S47 V35 2004
As religious rituals, rites of passage, and celebrations of the body, athletics were deeply woven into the fabric of ancient Greek life. In the eighth century, B.C. the games held at Olympia began to surpass all others in their fame and splendour and would give rise to a world history of sport that continues to this day. this thoroughly researched book studies sport in ancient Greece from the earliest mentions of athletics in Homer's Iliad and other literary sources, through the Classical age, and into the Hellenistic, Roman, and late antique periods.
The Complete Gods and Godesses of Ancient Egypt by
Call Number: BL2450.G6 W56 2003
With hundreds of illustrations and specially commissioned drawings, this is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the deities that lay at the heart of Egyptian religion and society.
The Ancient Celts by
Call Number: D70 .C86 1997
Explore the true nature of the Celtic identity and a thorough account of the emergence of chiefdoms and the development of a mature society. Read about the cultural diversity, social and religious systems, art, language, law, and oral traditions. There is valuable discussion of the Celts pantheistic religious traditions, with detailed accounts of the meditative powers of the Druids while looking at the influences of the Celtic mystique on the modern world.
Ebooks & Digitized Books
Women and War in Antiquity by
The martial virtues--courage, loyalty, cunning, and strength--were central to male identity in the ancient world, and antique literature is replete with depictions of men cultivating and exercising these virtues on the battlefield. In Women and War in Antiquity, sixteen scholars reexamine classical sources to uncover the complex but hitherto unexplored relationship between women and war in ancient Greece and Rome.
Classical Mythology: A Guide to the Mythical World of the Greeks and Romans
Offers new ways to navigate the world of Greek and Roman myths, beginning by exploring the landscapes where the myths are set. The first 35 pages of the introduction, digitized on Google Books, is valuable for in-depth insight into the historical approaches used to study the myths of Ancient Greece and Rome.
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