Download The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology: Based on H.J. by Robin Hard PDF

By Robin Hard

This re-creation is a very rewritten and revised model of Rose's unique, seminal, textual content. including a big volume of recent fabric, Robin difficult comprises the result of the newest study into his authoritative debts of the entire gods and heroes.

The narrative framework of the publication contains important signposting in order that the booklet can be utilized as paintings of reference, and along the narrative chapters, it contains complete documentation of the traditional assets, maps, and genealogical tables.

Illustrated all through with various photos and line drawings, it is going to stay the definitive account of historical Greek mythology for generations to come.

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Download Osiris: Death and Afterlife of a God by Bojana Mojsov PDF

By Bojana Mojsov

Bojana Mojsov tells the tale of the cult of Osiris from commencing to finish, sketching its improvement all through 3,000 years of Egyptian history.
Draws jointly the varied files approximately Osiris from the 3rd millennium B.C. to the Roman conquest of Egypt.
Demonstrates that the cult of Osiris was once the most well-liked and enduring of the traditional religions.
Shows how the cult supplied direct antecedents for lots of rules, features and customs in Christianity, together with the idea that of the trinity, baptism within the sacred river, and the sacrament of the Eucharist.
Reveals the cult’s impact on different western mystical traditions and teams, corresponding to the Alchemists, Rosicrucians and Freemasons.
Written for a normal, in addition to a scholarly audience.

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Download Dawn - Not to Touch the Earth by Joseph Linsner PDF

By Joseph Linsner

Sunrise, JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER's tackle vintage Goddess mythology is again, for this ALL-NEW characteristic size one-shot. sunrise has many faces and wears many mask: this time she is a Faerie Queen, and Darrian Ashoka, LINSNER's hero personality, is a Knight who saves her from a demon. After her rescue, sunrise takes Darrian to the faerie realm, the place he discovers unearthly delights and heavenly secrets and techniques. 2010 marks Dawn's twentieth anniversary in print. This ebook celebrates that with pin-ups via such greats as MICHAEL GOLDEN, ADAM HUGHES, MICHAEL TURNER, BRIAN STELFREEZE, JAY GELDHOF, GREG "DARK ONE" WILLIAMS and LINSNER.

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Download Metamorphoses (Oxford World's Classics) by Ovid PDF

By Ovid

Advent and notes via E. J. Kenney
translated via A. D. Melville

I confirmed this and the translations of Stanley Lombardo, Charles Martin, A. S. Kline, David Raeburn, Rolfe Humphries, Horace Gregory, Mary M. Innes, and Ian Johnston to a chum who can learn the Latin, and he or she decided that, simply because he doesn't upload locutions of his personal invention to the interpretation like Gregory or Raeburn, or paraphrase and put out of your mind traces like Humphries and Gregory, Melville is the nearest replica in English of Ovid's unique. I additionally suggest the Michael Simpson if you would like a wealth of observation (two hundred pages in a smaller font than the poem), and don't brain that his translation is in prose.

Metamorphoses--the best-known poem by way of one of many wittiest poets of classical antiquity--takes as its topic switch and transformation, as illustrated by way of Greco-Roman fable and legend. Melville's new translation reproduces the grace and fluency of Ovid's variety, and its smooth idiom deals a clean realizing of Ovid's targeted and elusive imaginative and prescient of reality.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different helpful positive aspects, together with specialist introductions through major gurus, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra research, and lots more and plenty extra.

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Download Electra and Other Plays by Sophocles PDF

By Sophocles

Four seminal tragedies via the grasp Greek dramatist, in glowing new translations

Of the multiple hundred performs Sophocles wrote over the process his lengthy existence, purely seven live to tell the tale. This quantity collects 4 of them, all newly translated. Electra portrays the grief of a tender girl for her father, Agamemnon, who has been killed through her mother?s lover. Ajax depicts the enigma of energy and weak point vis-àvis the autumn of the good hero. Women of Trachis dramatizes the tragic love and blunder of Heracles?s abandoned spouse, Deianeira; Philoctetes examines the clash among actual strength and ethical strength.

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Download Athenian Myths and Institutions: Words in Action by Wm. Blake Tyrrell, Frieda S. Brown PDF

By Wm. Blake Tyrrell, Frieda S. Brown

This booklet analyzes the relationships among Athenian myths and the associations that expert them. specifically, it examines how myths encode concepts on ritual, the code of the warrior, marriage, and politics. Combining conventional ancient and literary feedback with the methods of anthropologists, feminist critics, and cultural historians, the authors learn particular examples of the epic and tragedy, in addition to funeral orations and the Parthenon marbles, to light up the methods mythic media exploited the ideals, recommendations, and practices of fifth-century Athens, at the same time exemplifying and shaping that tradition.

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Download The Political Spirituality of Cesar Chavez: Crossing by Luis D. Leon PDF

By Luis D. Leon

The Political Spirituality of Cesar Chavez: Crossing non secular Borders maps and demanding situations a number of the mythologies that encompass the overdue iconic exertions chief. targeting Chavez's personal writings, León argues that los angeles Causa could be fruitfully understood as a quasi-religious circulation in keeping with Chavez’s charismatic management, which he modeled after Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi. Chavez famous that religious prophecy, or political spirituality, was once the major to disrupting centuries-old dehumanizing narratives that conflated faith with race. Chavez’s physique grew to become emblematic for Chicano identification and enfleshed a dwelling revolution. whereas there's a lot debate and truth-seeking round how he's remembered, via investigating the leader’s development of his personal public reminiscence, the writer probes the that means of the discrepancies. by way of refocusing Chavez's existence and ideology into 3 vast movements—mythology, prophecy, and religion—León brings us an ethical and religious agent to check the political chief.

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Download Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit by Anonymous, Wendy Doniger PDF

By Anonymous, Wendy Doniger

Recorded in sacred Sanskrit texts, together with "The Rig Veda" and "The Mahabharata", "Hindu Myths" are inspiration so far again so far as the 10th century BCE. right here in those seventy-five seminal myths are the numerous incarnations of Vishnu, who saves mankind from destruction, and the mischievous baby Krishna, along tales of the minor gods, demons, rivers and animals together with boars, buffalo, serpents and monkeys. Immensely assorted and bursting with colour and lifestyles, they show the Hindu trust within the unlimited chances of the realm - from the teeming miracles of construction to the origins of the incarnation of demise who finally touches all of them.

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