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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

Olympian Plays: A Comprehensive Introduction to Greek Mythology Written in Television Script Form
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Olympian Plays: A Comprehensive Introduction to Greek Mythology Written in Television Script Form

By Raguso, Viola M

V.M. Raguso: Olympian Plays, 1989. Most people think of the immortals and mortals in Mythology as staid and remote individuals, as remote from them in character as they are in time. But if one reads Mythology as a panarama of life, then the personages become very personal. For example, Zeus is the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, but he is also a father who loses his very own son and is helpless to do anything about it. Aphrodite is the Goddess of Love, but she is also a victim of love in her tragic liaison with Adonis. Hermes is the con artist of Olympus, yet he is helplessly entrapped by Aphrodite's charms. Apollo is the most beautiful of the gods, but he has great difficulty in winning the hearts of young virgins. Mythology is replete with these kinds of ironies, which in most books are lost in the tapestry of people, places and events. For this reason I have chosen drama as the format to present a comprehensive introduction to Mythology. I believe drama is the perfect vehicle to draw the parallels and to focus on the ironies of life that are present in Mythology. I have further used a simplified television script format to bring Mythology closer to the modern reader. If in some particular life situation, a reader recalls a similar event in Mythology and identifies with it, my plays will have served a useful purpose. 636p. llllus.[B & W]. Reprint. Hardcover. Fine.

$17.50

Myths of the Greeks and Romans

By Grant,Michael

New York: Mentor, 1962. 432 p. illus,maps.bibliography,index (ffep missing, marks on title page). Reprint. Pbk. Good.

$5.00

Greek Gods, Human Lives : What We Can Learn from Myths
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Greek Gods, Human Lives : What We Can Learn from Myths

By Lefkowitz, Mary F

New Haven, Ct: Yale University Press, 2003. The mythology of ancient Greece has fascinated readers for two millennia and has formed the basis of Western civilization. The Greek gods are a perennial source of delight because they seem so much like us: in their rages, their love affairs, and their obsession with honor, the gods often appear all too human. 288p. illus. bibliography.index. . 1st US Ed.. Hard Cover. New/New.

$25.00

Greek Gods, Human Lives : What We Can Learn from Myths
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Greek Gods, Human Lives : What We Can Learn from Myths

By Lefkowitz, Mary F.

New Haven, Ct: Yale University Press, 2003. The mythology of ancient Greece has fascinated readers for two millennia and has formed the basis of Western civilization. The Greek gods are a perennial source of delight because they seem so much like us: in their rages, their love affairs, and their obsession with honor, the gods often appear all too human. 288p. illus. bibliography.index. . 1st US Ed.. Hard Cover. New/New.

$25.00

Four Ages of Man : The Classical Myths

By Macpherson, Jay

Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1962. The ancient myths of Greece and Rome set out in four phases - creation and coming of the gods, pastoral life and ordering of the seasons, adventures and labours of the heroes, war, tragic tales and decline into history.. 211p. maps on endpapers . 1st Can Ed. Paper Covered Boards. Good>Very Good.

$10.00

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 Jason Voyage : The Quest for the Golden Fleece.

By Severin,Tim

London: Hutchinson, 1985. Reconstruction of the Argo and of her voyage under sail and oar from Greece to Colchis (Georgia) - an exciting quest,with illustrations. HC 262p.plates.illus. maps. . 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. Illus. by Drawings by Trondur Patursson.

$35.00

The Religion and Mythology 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.

$10.00

Elleniki Mythologia : Tomos G - Dodekatheo Athesn, Posieidonas, Demetra, Apollon, Artemis, Hermes. Ares, Aphrodite

Athens: To Vima, 2013. Volume 3 of a 4 volume set [parts will NOT be sold separately ] Introduced and edited by Ioannis Th. Kakridis with contributions by Evangelos N. Roussos, Nikolaos Papachatzis, Catherine Kamaretta, Aristoxenos D. Skiadas.. Reissue. Softcover. New Book from Greece.

$20.00

Elleniki Mythologia : Tomos B - Kosmogonia Dodekatheos , Dias Ka Hera

Athens: To Vima, 2013. Volume 2 of a 4 volume set [parts will NOT be sold separately ] Introduced and edited by Ioannis Th. Kakridis with contributions by Evangelos N. Roussos, Nikolaos Papachatzis, Catherine Kamaretta, Aristoxenos D. Skiadas. [WorldCat lists NO copies in the USA]. Reissue. Softcover. New Book from Greece.

$20.00

The Myth of The Eternal Return.[Bollingen Series XLVI]

By Eliade, Mircea

New York: Pantheon, 1965. Translated from the French by Willard R. Trask. Originally published in French as "Le Mythe de l'eternal retour: archetypes et repetition" 1949. Gallimard. 195p. bibliography. index Clean, crisp, unmarked, previous owner's name inside front cover, else near fine. 1st US Ed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$75.00

Elleniki Mythologia : Tomos D - Dodekatheo, Hepheistos, Dionysos, Mikroteroi Kai Omadikoi Theoi

Athens: To Vima, 2013. Volume 4 of a 4 volume set [parts will NOT be sold separately ] Introduced and edited by Ioannis Th. Kakridis with contributions by Evangelos N. Roussos, Nikolaos Papachatzis, Catherine Kamaretta, Aristoxenos D. Skiadas.. Reissue. Softcover. New Book from Greece.

$20.00

Elleniki Mythologia : Tomos A - Eisagogi Analyse Kai Hermeneia Tou Ellenikou Mythou

Athens: To Vima, 2013. Volume 2 of a 4 volume set [parts will NOT be sold separately ] Introduced and edited by Ioannis Th. Kakridis with contributions by Evangelos N. Roussos, Nikolaos Papachatzis, Catherine Kamaretta, Aristoxenos D. Skiadas. [WorldCat lists NO copies in the USA]. Reissue. Softcover. New Book from Greece.

$20.00

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

Greek Myths (Volume II)

By Graves,Robert

London: Folio Society, 2000. ( VOLUME 2 ONLY!] Entertaining,original & wide-ranging survey of Greek Mythology. A nice reprint from the Folio Society. First published in 1955 by Penguin Books... revised 1960... The text of this edition [1996] follows that of the 1960 edition except for the deletion of Graves' source notes. Introduction by Kenneth McLeish, Illustrations by Grahame Baker. p.343-700.index. Maps on endpapers.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Fine. Illus. by Illustrations By Grahame Baker.

$20.00

The Stories of the Greeks : Men and Gods, Greeks and Trojans, The Vengeance of the Gods.

By Warner,Rex

New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1967. Stories about Greece based on ancient literary sources : " Gods & Men" has its basis in Ovid's Metamorpohses; "Greeks and Trojans" on Homer's Iliad; and "Vengeance of the Gods" on the plots of the ancient Greek dramatists. All three popular books are now reprinted in an omnibus volume.105p. illus. Clean crisp tight copy, but slight bumps on 2 corners, else near fine. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$21.00

Classical Mythology

By Morford,Mark P.O. & Lenardon,Robert J.

New York: David McKay, 1976. 4987p. illus.maps.bibliography.index. Reprint. Soft Cover. Fine.

$20.00

By Jove ! Brush Up Your Mythology
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By Jove ! Brush Up Your Mythology

By Macrone,Michael

New York: HarperCollins, 1992. 1st.US Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$15.00

Greek Mythology

By Pinsent, John

London: Paul Hamlyn, 1969. 141p. illus (some col) index . 1st UK Ed.. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$15.00

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