The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories


Author: Philip Matyszak
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500770697
Category: History
Page: 224
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Full of intriguing facts and diverting stories—the ideal introduction to the myths and tales that lie at the heart of Western culture. Who was Pandora and what was in her famous box? How did Achilles get his Achilles heel? What exactly is a Titan? And why is one computer virus known as a Trojan horse? The myths of ancient Greece and Rome can seem bewilderingly complex, yet they are so much a part of modern life and discourse that most of us know fragments of them. This comprehensive companion takes these fragments and weaves them into an accessible and enjoyable narrative, guiding the reader through the basic stories of classical myth. Philip Matyszak explains the sequences of events and introduces the major plots and characters, from the origins of the world and the labors of Hercules to the Trojan War and the voyages of Odysseus and Aeneas. He brings to life an exotic cast of heroes and monsters, wronged women and frighteningly arbitrary yet powerful gods. He also shows how the stories have survived and greatly influenced later art and culture, from Renaissance painting and sculpture to modern opera, literature, movies, and everyday products.

Götter, Helden, Ungeheuer

die Welt der griechischen Mythen
Author: Bernard Evslin,Isabell Lorenz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423623773
Category:
Page: 238
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Die brillante Nacherzählung der griechischen Mythen durch den von der Welt der alten Götter faszinierten Amerikaner erschien in gebundener Form 1997 bei Sanssouci (BA 2/98). Die vorliegende Taschenbuchausgabe hat den gleichen Aufbau: Unterteilt in 3 Kapitel werden Götter, Halbgötter und Naturmythen vorgestellt, wobei in den farbig nacherzählten Abenteuern Gorgonen, Helden und Ungeheuer den schon immer die Religionen beherrschenden Kampf zwischen den Mächten der Finsternis und des Lichtes markieren. Die eigenwilligen Illustrationen von J. Gleich sind durch die gefälligeren, hellfarbenen Bilder von L. Glazer-Naudé ersetzt, der die Emotionen der Akteure mit zartem Stift in fast fotografischer Deutlichkeit eindrucksvoll festhält. Ein abschließendes Kapitel gilt den Legenden von Midas und Pygmalion. Neben G. Schwabs unverzichtbarem Grundbestandstitel der "Sagen des klassischen Altertums" (zuletzt BA 4/07) oder der unterhaltsam-frechen Darstellung griechischer Sagen durch D. Inkiow (BA 4/07) als sprachlich auffallende, schwungvolle Nacherzählung der griechischen Mythen breit empfohlen. . - Warum verschlang Kronos seine Kinder? Was war in dem goldenen Kästchen, das Pandora, die Gabenreiche, von Hermes erhielt? Wie kam es, dass Athene, die "Hochstirnige", dem Haupt des Zeus entstieg? In farbig erzählten Episoden wird die griechische Mythologie lebendig. Ab 10.

Percy Jackson erzählt: Griechische Heldensagen


Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Carlsen
ISBN: 364692862X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 640
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Warum braucht Perseus eine Umarmung? Was hat Herkules angestellt? Und wer schlug Medusa den Kopf ab? Noch einmal öffnet Percy Jackson die Büchse der Pandora. Und dieses Mal bringt er die tragischen Ereignisse, ruhmreichen Taten und kühnen Abenteuer der griechischen Helden auf den Tisch. In bester Percy-Manier erzählt er urkomisch und kenntnisreich von Herkules, Orpheus und Co. und lässt dabei keine Frage unbeantwortet. Ein waghalsig-komisches Leseabenteuer! Alle Bände der Percy-Jackson-Serie: Percy Jackson – Diebe im Olymp (Band 1) Percy Jackson – Im Bann des Zyklopen (Band 2) Percy Jackson – Der Fluch des Titanen (Band 3) Percy Jackson – Die Schlacht um das Labyrinth (Band 4) Percy Jackson – Die letzte Göttin (Band 5) Percy Jackson – Auf Monsterjagd mit den Geschwistern Kane (Sonderband) Percy Jackson erzählt: Griechische Göttersagen Percy Jackson erzählt: Griechische Heldensagen Und dann geht es weiter mit den »Helden des Olymp«!

Mythology

Who's Who in Greek and Roman Mythology
Author: Alexander Stuart Murray,E.M. Berens
Publisher: Race Point Publishing
ISBN: 1577151178
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Explore classic stories of the great Greek and Roman heroes, gods, and monsters. Who's Who in Classical Mythology is an indispensable guide to all the Greek and Roman mythological characters, from major deities such as Athena and Bacchus, to the lesser-known wood nymphs and centaurs. Also included, of course, are the heroic mortals, figures such as Jason, Aeneas, Helen, Achilles, and Odysseus, all brought to life in a fascinating series of portraits drawn from a wide variety of ancient literary sources. Each entry offers a small window into a timeless mythological world, one filled with epic battles, bizarre metamorphoses, and all sorts of hideous and fantastic monsters. The perfect book for casual browsers and folklore enthusiasts alike, Who's Who in Classical Mythology offers a rich and readable guide to some of the greatest stories ever told.

The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales, Legends, and Myths


Author: N.A
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400884675
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 584
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The first anthology ever to present the entire range of ancient Greek and Roman stories—from myths and fairy tales to jokes Captured centaurs and satyrs, talking animals, people who suddenly change sex, men who give birth, the temporarily insane and the permanently thick-witted, delicate sensualists, incompetent seers, a woman who remembers too much, a man who cannot laugh—these are just some of the colorful characters who feature in the unforgettable stories that ancient Greeks and Romans told in their daily lives. Together they created an incredibly rich body of popular oral stories that include, but range well beyond, mythology—from heroic legends, fairy tales, and fables to ghost stories, urban legends, and jokes. This unique anthology presents the largest collection of these tales ever assembled. Featuring nearly four hundred stories in authoritative and highly readable translations, this is the first book to offer a representative selection of the entire range of traditional classical storytelling. Set mostly in the world of humans, not gods, these stories focus on figures such as lovers, tricksters, philosophers, merchants, rulers, athletes, artists, and soldiers. The narratives range from the well-known—for example, Cupid and Psyche, Diogenes and his lantern, and the tortoise and the hare—to lesser-known tales that deserve wider attention. Entertaining and fascinating, they offer a unique window into the fantasies, anxieties, humor, and passions of the people who told them. Complete with beautiful illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes, a comprehensive introduction, notes, and more, this one-of-a-kind anthology will delight general readers as well as students of classics, fairy tales, and folklore.

Classical Mythology

A Guide to the Mythical World of the Greeks and Romans
Author: William Hansen,William F. Hansen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195300351
Category: Social Science
Page: 393
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Originally published: Handbook of classical mythology. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c2004.

Myths Of The Greeks And Romans


Author: Michael Grant
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780222793
Category: History
Page: 512
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Myths of the Greeks and Romans is an essential guide to ancient literature The myths told by the Greeks and Romans are as important as their history for our understanding of what they believed, thought and felt, and of what they expressed in writing and visual art. Mythology was inextricably interwoven with the entire fabric of their public and private lives. This book discusses not only the purely fictional myths, fairy-tales and folk-tales but the sagas and legends which have some historical grounding. This is not a dictionary of stories, rather a personal selection of the most important and memorable. Michael Grant re-tells these marvellous tales, and then explores the different ways in which they have appeared throughout literature. It is an inspiring study, filled with quotations from literary sources, which gives the reader a fascinating exposition of ancient culture as well as an understanding of how vital the classical world has been in shaping the western culture of today.

Nordische Mythen und Sagen


Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732539962
Category: Fiction
Page: 340
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Warum bebt die Erde? Wie entstanden Ebbe und Flut? Wie kam die Poesie in unsere Welt? Neil Gaiman erzählt die nordischen Sagen und Mythen neu, mit Witz und Sinnlichkeit, voller Zuneigung und Neugierde. Wir machen Bekanntschaft mit dem mächtigen Odin, reisen mit Thor und seinem Hammer durch die neun nordischen Welten, sind bezaubert von den Göttern und entsetzt von mancher Skrupellosigkeit. Machen Sie sich die Sagen zu eigen, erzählen Sie sie weiter, an den langen kalten Winterabenden, in den lauen Sommernächten. Nach der Lektüre werden Sie selbst die Wolken mit anderen Augen betrachten.

The Penguin Book of Classical Myths


Author: Jenny March
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141920599
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
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The figures and events of classical myths underpin our culture and the constellations named after them fill the night sky. Whether it’s the raging Minotaur trapped in the Cretan labyrinth or the twelve labours of Hercules, Aphrodite’s birth from the waves or Zeus visiting Danae as a shower of gold, the mythology of Greece and Rome is full of unforgettable stories. All the stories of the Greek tragedies – Oedipus, Medea, Antigone – are there; all the events of the Trojan wars and of Odysseus and Aeneas’ epic journeys; the founding of Athens and of Rome... These are the strangest tales of love, war, betrayal and heroism ever told and, while brilliantly retelling them, this book shows how they echo through the works of much later writers from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Camus and Ted Hughes. Full of attractive illustrations and laid out in eighteen clear chapters (the titles include ‘Dangerous Women’ and ‘Heroes’), Dr Jennifer March has written a fascinating guide to the myths of classical civilization that is as readable as a novel.

Magnus Chase 1: Das Schwert des Sommers


Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Carlsen
ISBN: 3646928530
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 560
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Magnus schlägt sich nach dem Tod seiner Mutter allein auf der Straße durch, denn seinen Vater hat er nie gekannt. Bis er eines Tages etwas Unglaubliches erfährt: Er stammt von einem der nordischen Götter Asgards ab! Leider rüsten diese Götter gerade zum Krieg; auch Trolle, Riesen und andere Monster machen sich bereit. Ausgerechnet Magnus soll den Weltuntergang Ragnarök verhindern. Dafür muss er ein magisches Schwert finden, das seit 1000 Jahren verschollen ist. Noch hat er keine Ahnung, was für Abenteuer auf ihn warten! Alle Bände der Magnus-Chase-Serie: Magnus Chase − Das Schwert des Sommers Magnus Chase − Der Hammer des Thor Magnus Chase − Das Schiff der Toten

Children's Books on Ancient Greek and Roman Mythology

An Annotated Bibliography
Author: Antoinette Brazouski,Mary J. Klatt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313289736
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 185
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This reference begins with chapters on the history of children's books on classical mythology in the United States, and then presents an annotated bibliography of appropriate titles for children.

Die Kane-Chroniken 3: Der Schatten der Schlange


Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 3646921889
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 464
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Der Weltuntergang steht bevor – schon wieder! Und schon wieder bleibt es an Sadie und Carter Kane hängen, das Ende der Welt zu verhindern und die Chaosschlange Apophis aufzuhalten. Aber alles wäre etwas einfacher, wenn Thot, der Gott des Wissens, nicht immer in Rätseln sprechen würde; wenn der Sonnengott Re nicht so schrecklich senil wäre; und wenn ihnen nicht dauernd fremde Götter in die Gedanken quatschen würden. Werden es die Kane-Geschwister auch diesmal schaffen, die Welt zu retten? Die ganze Serie über die Kane-Geschwister: Die Kane-Chroniken – Die rote Pyramide (Band 1) Die Kane-Chroniken – Der Feuerthron (Band 2) Die Kane-Chroniken – Der Schatten der Schlange (Band 3) Percy Jackson – Auf Monsterjagd mit den Geschwistern Kane (Sonderband)

The Greeks

Lost Civilizations
Author: Philip Matyszak
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780239432
Category: History
Page: 208
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This book is a portrait of Ancient Greece—but not as we know it. Few people today appreciate that Greek civilization was spread across the Middle East, or that there were Greek cities in the foothills of the Himalayas. Philip Matyszak tells the lost stories of the Greeks outside Greece, compatriots of luminaries like Sappho, the poet from Lesbos; Archimedes, a native of Syracuse; and Herodotus, who was born in Asia Minor as a subject of the Persian Empire. Stretching from the earliest prehistoric Greek colonies around the Black Sea to Greek settlements in Spain and Italy, through the conquests of Alexander and the glories of the Hellenistic era, to the fall of Byzantium, The Greeks illuminates the lives of the Greek soldiers, statesmen, scientists, and philosophers who laid the foundations of what we call “Greek culture” today—though they seldom, if ever, set foot on the Greek mainland. Instead of following the well-worn path of examining the rise of Athenian democracy and Spartan militarism, this book offers a fresh look at what it meant to be Greek by instead telling the story of the Greeks abroad, from modern-day India to Spain.

Gods, Demigods and Demons

An Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology
Author: Bernard Evslin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453264388
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 236
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The essential companion guide for all readers of Greek mythology Do you know the story behind Pandora’s Box, or the difference between Hercules and Heracles? Turn to this alphabetic encyclopedia, with more than 540 entries detailing all the major and minor characters, events, and settings of Greek mythology, from an introduction to the nymph Acantha to a succinct characterization of Zeus, the all-powerful ruler of the gods. This invaluable reference covers all types of heroes, gods, demigods, creatures, demons, and notable mortals, with their classic stories retold in riveting summaries. This comprehensive guide brings Greek mythology to life, and includes a helpful pronunciation key.