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The Glory of Hera : Greek Mythology and the Greek Family

By Slater, Philip E.

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992. The ancient Athenians were "quarrelsome as friends, treacherous as neighbors, brutal as masters, faithless as servants, shallow as lovers--all of which was in part redeemed by their intelligence and creativity." Thus writes Philip Slater in this classic work on narcissism and family relationships in fifth-century Athenian society. Exploring a rich corpus of Greek mythology and drama, he argues that the personalities and social behavior of the gods were neurotic, and that their neurotic conditions must have mirrored the family life of the people who perpetuated their myths. The author traces the issue of narcissism to mother-son relationships, focusing primarily on the literary representation of Hera and the male gods and showing how it related to devalued women raising boys in an ambitious society dominated by men. "The role of homosexuality in society, fatherless families, working mothers, women's status, and violence, male pride, and male bonding--all these find their place in Slater's analysis, so honestly and carefully addressed that we see our own societal dilemmas reflected in archaic mythic narratives all the more clearly." 513p. bibliography. index. Neat tight copy but with notes and underlinings . 1st Pbk Ed.. Softcover. Good.

$12.50

The Religion and Mytholgy of the Greeks

By Guthrie,W.K.C

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1964. This is fasicule # 2 intended as part of Volume II Chapter XL of the Cambridge Ancient History series - Revised edition, Volumes I & II [55p. Bibliography] "In order to make ...[the CAH] ...available to readers as soon as possible it will be issued, in the first instance, as fasicles. With some exceptions [each] will contain one chapter, but the order of publication will not correspond to the sequence of the chapters . In the volumes of the complete editon the pages will be renumbered, and prefatory matter, maps, chronological tables and indexes will be included. The plates will be issued in a separate volume") Paper covers slightly damaged. FirstThus. Original Wraps. Good>Very Good.

$8.00

Art and Religion in Thera : Reconstructing a Bronze Age Society

By Marinatos, Nanno

Athens: D & I Mathioulakis, 1984. "this ... is about wall paintings and the function they fulfilled in the Bronze Age society of Akrotiti, Thera. The author discusses the frescoes in their architectural setting, and in relation to the objects found in the rooms and buildings.This method enables her to explore the symbolism fo the art and to reconstruct actual ceremonies.." 128p.Fold out illustrations (col) Label and inscription of a previuos owner , else fine. First Thus. Printer Wrapper. Near Fine.

$22.50

The Traveler's Key to Ancient Greece : A Guide to the Sacred Places of Ancient Greece
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The Traveler's Key to Ancient Greece : A Guide to the Sacred Places of Ancient Greece

By Geldard, Richard G.

New York: A.A.Knopf, 1989. "...devoted to the glorious temples, sanctuaries, theatres ,palaces, and sacred mountains, springs and caves, as well as the great sculpture, frescoes and mosaics inspired by the Greek gods." Places in Greece and the myths, legends and worship associated with them. 323p. illus.index. 1st.US Ed.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$15.00

The Traveler's Key to Ancient Greece : A Guide to the Sacred Places of Ancient Greece
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The Traveler's Key to Ancient Greece : A Guide to the Sacred Places of Ancient Greece

By Geldard, Richard G.

New York: A.A.Knopf, 1989. "...devoted to the glorious temples, sanctuaries, theatres ,palaces, and sacred mountains, springs and caves, as well as the great sculpture, frescoes and mosaics inspired by the Greek gods." Places in Greece and the myths, legends and worship associated with them. 323p. illus.index. 1st.US Ed.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$15.00

Venus de Milo, the spinner; the link between a famous art mystery and ancient fertility symbols.

By Suhr, Elmer George

New York,: Exposition Press, 1950. Foreword by Rhys Carpenter . Text clean and tight. Picture from the front of the DJ has been tipped in on ffep, and the front flap of dj is laid in.. 1st.US Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$15.00

Sources for the Study of Greek Religion

By Rice, David G. & Stambaugh, John E.

Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.: Scholars Press / Society for Biblical Literature, 1979. (Sources for Biblical Study #14) . First Pbk.Ed.. Softcover. As New.

$12.50

The Traveler's Key to Ancient Greece : A Guide to the Sacred Places of Ancient Greece
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The Traveler's Key to Ancient Greece : A Guide to the Sacred Places of Ancient Greece

By Geldard, Richard G.

New York: A.A.Knopf, 1989. "...devoted to the glorious temples, sanctuaries, theatres ,palaces, and sacred mountains, springs and caves, as well as the great sculpture, frescoes and mosaics inspired by the Greek gods." Places in Greece and the myths, legends and worship associated with them. 323p. illus.index. 1st.US Ed.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$15.00

Five Stages of Greek Religion

By Murray, Gilbert

London: Watts & Co., 1946. Studies based on a course of lectures on ancient Greek religious practices and beliefs,originally delivered April 1912 at Columbia University . "...be begins by describing the background of primitive and bloody rites that may still be dimly perceived through the clear surface of the Greek myths; continues with the classic religion of the Olympian Gods (...); describes the religion of the Philosophic schools of the fourth centry BC ; and then in a classic chapter on the "failure of Nerve" portrays the breakdown of rational Greek religion under the impact of religions of the East; ot of that clash was to arise Christianity. A last chapter drescribes the affort of Julian the Apostate to retore a purified and . sophisticated paganism." 221p. index. An original vintage copy, NOT one you have to wait to get printed . Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/Good with slight chips & Tear.

$20.00

Epilegomena to the Study of Greek Religion AND Themis : a Study of the Social Origins of Greek Religion

By Harrison, Jane Ellen

New York: University Books, 1962. Omnibus volume containing the texts of two classic works on Greek religion and mythology : "Epilegomena" from the first edition published CUP 1921, and "Themis" from the 2nd. edition CUP 1927. This is a genuine book, not a version you have to wait to get printed off from digital file . Clean crisp copy. Has a "cancelled stamp" on outside of pages, else fine . Re-issue. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$65.00

Temples,and Sanctuaries of Ancient Greece : A Companion Guide

By Melas, Eva

London: Thames & Hudson, 1970. "This collection of essays on the major centres of worship in ancient Greece is both a guidebook for the visitor (with site plans and photographs) and a general companion to the history and religion of the Greeks,exemplified in the archaeological evidence. " each article by a distinguished local expert 216p. maps.diagrams,plates.index. Published in the USA under the title :The Greek Experience : A Companion Guide to the Major Architectural Sites, and an Introduction to Ancient History." . First Pbk.Ed.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$25.00

Gods of Greece

By Stassinopoulos, Arianna

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1983. "... celebrates the gods & goddesses of Greece and recreates for our time their richness and their meaning ... [and] visually evoked by ..magnificent photographs." 216p. illus. 1st Can Ed. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Beny, Roloff.

$55.00

Temples,and Sanctuaries of Ancient Greece : A Companion Guide

By Melas, Eva

London: Thames & Hudson, 1970. "This collection of essays on the major centres of worship in ancient Greece is both a guidebook for the visitor (with site plans and photographs) and a general companion to the history and religion of the Greeks,exemplified in the archaeological evidence. " each article by a distinguished local expert 216p. maps.diagrams,plates.index. Published in the USA under the title :The Greek Experience : A Companion Guide to the Major Architectural Sites, and an Introduction to Ancient History." . First Pbk.Ed.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$25.00

Religion in Greece and Rome

By Rose,H.J.

New York: Harper & Row, 1959. Originally published as "Ancient Greek Religion" (1946) and" Ancient Roman Religion" (1948) A few pages with light underlining. First Pbk.Ed.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$15.00

The Nature of Greek Myths.
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The Nature of Greek Myths.

By Kirk, G. S.

London: Penguin., 1983. "..general analysis of the nature of myth is followed by a splendid account of the Greek myths." 332p. bibliography.index. . Reprint. Pbk. Very Good.

$15.00

Themis : A Study of the Social Origins of Greek Religion

By Harrison, Jane Ellen

Cambridge: Cambridge U.P., 1922. With an Excursus on the Ritual Forms Preserved in Greek Tragedy By Gilbert Murray and a Chapter on the Origin of the Olympic Games By F. M. Cornford. 559p.. Illus.( b & w) Slight shelfwear, especially to head & foot of spine, corners bumped. . Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Gilbert Murray, F. M. Cornford .

$55.00

Dionysus: Myth and Cult

By Otto, Walter F.

Dallas TX: Spring Pubns, 1981. Re-issue. Softcover. Very Good.

$17.50

Venus : The Lonely Goddess

By Erskine,John

New York: William Morrow, 1949. "A deliciously provocative tale .... Venus was a late-comer among the Olympian gods, and her origins were shrouded in mystery. Some said she had risen from the sea, but there was no certainty about it. As the young wife of Vulcan, she came to as human a family of gods as you're likely to meet. Enjoying their transitory godhead, they were little interested in such weighty matters as Progress and Reform, and among then Vulcan was the only one who ever did any work. Venus started out as an exemplary daughter-in-law - ignoring Juno's feline suspicion of her youth and beauty; meeting Jupiter's double entendres with trusting innocence; and inspiring friendship in the roguish heart of Mars....Here are polished wit and a wicked use of humor for ulterior motives - Ambrosia sprinkled with Attic salt.".. 1st US Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good with slight chips & Tear. Illus. by Warren Chappell.

$22.50

The Goddess of Love. The Birth, Triumph, Death and Return of Aphrodite

By Grigson, Geoffrey

London: Quartet Books, 1978. 236p. illus bibliography.index.. First Pbk.Ed.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$15.00

Astrology and Religion Among the Greeks and Romans

By Cumont, Franz

New York: Dover, 1960. "The material in this book was originally a series of lectures given in 1912 under the auspices of the American Committe for Lectures on the History of Religions .. leter expanded ..for publication. ...they form a readable, direct and throroughly nontechnical explanation of the sorce and developmen tof a belief that had enormous effect on Western civilization." 115p. index (some underlinings). Reprint. Pbk.. Very Good.

$15.00

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