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Mythologie fr Dummies (Für Dummies) (German Edition)

Mythologie ist spannender als jeder Krimi, grausamer als jeder Horrorfilm und leidenschaftlicher als jeder Liebesroman!
Wie hieß er doch noch gleich, der Meeresgott bei den Griechen? was once waren bloß die zehn Aufgaben des Herkules? Antworten auf solch typische Fragen nach dem Motto "Wie struggle das nochmal?" finden Sie in diesem wunderbaren Nachschlagewerk, das zum Schmökern einlädt.
Der Schwerpunkt des Buches liegt auf der griechischen und römischen Mythologie, aber auch nordeuropäische Gestalten wie König Artus und Beowulf, weniger bekannte Sagen aus Ägypten und Asien und die Mythen lateinamerikanischer Völker wie den Maya, Azteken und Inkas kommen nicht zu kurz.

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Anthology of Classical Myth: Primary Sources in Translation

This quantity is designed as a better half to the traditional undergraduate mythology textbooks or, whilst assigned along the imperative Greek and Roman works, as a source-based replacement to these textbooks.

In addition to the entire texts of the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod's Theogony, this assortment presents beneficiant choices from over 50 texts composed among the Archaic Age and the fourth century A.D. historic interpretation of fantasy is represented the following in decisions from the allegorists Heraclitus, Cornutus and Fulgentius, the rationalists Palaephatus and Diodorus of Sicily, and the philosophers and historians Plato, Herodotus and Thucydides. Appendices deal with facts from inscriptions, papyri and Linear B drugs and comprise a thematic index, a mythological dictionary, and genealogies. A considerate creation helps scholars operating with the first assets and the opposite assets provided the following; an intensive be aware to teachers bargains feedback on find out how to include this e-book into their courses.

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The Iliad

By Homer

The nice warfare epic of Western literature, translated by way of acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles
 
relationship to the 9th century B.C., Homer’s undying poem nonetheless vividly conveys the horror and heroism of guys and gods wrestling with towering feelings and fighting amidst devastation and destruction, because it strikes inexorably to the wrenching, tragic end of the Trojan battle. popular classicist Bernard Knox observes in his extraordinary advent that even though the violence of the Iliad is grim and constant, it coexists with either photographs of civilized lifestyles and a poignant craving for peace.
 
Combining the talents of a poet and student, Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters, brings the strength of up to date language to this enduring heroic epic. He continues the force and metric track of Homer’s poetry, and inspires the impression and nuance of the Iliad’s spell binding repeated words in what Peter Levi calls “an surprising performance.”

This Penguin Classics Deluxe version additionally beneficial properties French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts improved by means of introductions and notes by means of exotic students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations through award-winning translators.

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Myths of the Greeks and Romans (Meridian)

During this insightful and soaking up booklet, special historian and classical student Michael furnish demonstrates the dynamic influence that old mythology has had at the artistic efforts of succeding centuries. He summarizes all of the myths in addition to the legends of the lesser gods and heroes, and lines their origins in old truth or non secular fantasy. He then indicates how myths have persevered to adapt through the a while. The author's terrific investigations lead from Pericles to Picasso, Homer to Freud, Apuleius to Grimm - and turn out that mythological topics were continually restated in artwork, technological know-how, and folklore, as much as the current day.

Lively and interesting, this in-depth learn is complemented by way of maps, genealogical tables, and sixty four pages of images. incorporated, too, are an appendix on extra myths, bankruptcy notes, and an up to date bibliography and index.

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Mortal Love

By Elizabeth Hand

Swirling among eras and continents, Mortal Love is an excessive novel of unforgettable characters stuck in a whirlwind of artwork, love, and intrigue. Mercurial Larkin Meade may well carry the main to misplaced inventive masterpieces, and to secrets and techniques too devastating to visualize. Is there an timeless second? An immortal muse? Is there ... an angel of demise?

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Binu and The Great Wall: The Myth of Meng (Myths, The)

From the writer of the overseas hit Raise the pink Lantern comes a beautiful reimagining of the parable of the lady whose tears collapsed the nice Wall—the seminal fable in chinese language tradition. Su Tong is China’s such a lot provocative younger author. Binu and the good Wall is spellbinding and shocking—a travel de strength from an artist referred to as “a author to monitor” by means of Kirkus Reviews and “a actual literary expertise” by means of Anchee Min. In Peach village, crying is forbidden. yet as a baby, Binu by no means realized to conceal her tears. refrained from by way of the villagers, she confronted a bleak destiny till she met Qiliang, an orphan who provided her his hand in marriage. Then, someday, Qiliang disappears. Binu learns that he has been transported hundreds and hundreds of miles and compelled to hard work on a venture of terrifying ambition and scale—the development of the good Wall. Binu is set to discover and shop her husband. encouraged by way of her love, she units out on a rare trip towards nice Swallow Mountain with just a blind frog for corporation. What follows is an unforgettable tale of ardour, complication, and magical adventure.

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Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters

By DK Publishing

Realize the adventures of heroes and monsters that exist on the planet of legendary and magical creatures!

Stories were informed on each continent because the sunrise of time, and a few have lasted for millions of years, changing into what we all know at the present time as myths. those fantastical stories train and fascinate through growing notable worlds and inhabiting them with wondrous feats of heroics and dastardly deeds of evil. Children's e-book of legendary Beasts & Magical Monsters provides young children the chance to find those tales, and encourages them to appreciate storytelling from diverse cultures.

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The Ravens of Falkenau: and Other Stories

By Jo Graham

The area is a numinous position if you happen to have eyes to determine it. Welcome to the Numinous global, the place gods and angels intrude within the lives of mortals, and a band of everlasting partners unite and reunite over the centuries, lifestyles after existence. Theirs are everlasting oaths, to the powers they serve and to each other. via wars and darkish a long time, from the traditional Nile valley to the sunrise of the 20th century, they need to be real to themselves and to these they serve -- it doesn't matter what the chance. Seventeen mesmerizing brief tales convey to existence this wealthy tapestry, weaving out and in of historical past, darkish and vivid alike. ----- Jo Graham's Numinous international books, Black Ships, Hand of Isis, and Stealing hearth, were nominated for various awards, together with the Locus Award and the Compton criminal Award, in addition to Amazon Editors' most sensible Ten record in delusion for 2008. search for her fourth Numinous global ebook, Fortune's Wheel, in summer season 2012. "For enthusiasts of Jo Graham's Numinous global this publication is a must!" —Melissa Scott

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History of Religious Ideas, Volume 2: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity

By Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask

In quantity 2 of this enormous paintings, Mircea Eliade maintains his magisterial development during the background of spiritual principles. The religions of historical China, Brahmanism and Hinduism, Buddha and his contemporaries, Roman faith, Celtic and German religions, Judaism, the Hellenistic interval, the Iranian syntheses, and the delivery of Christianity—all are encompassed during this quantity.

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The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War

By Caroline Alexander

"Spectacular and consistently surprising."
-Ken Burns

Written with the authority of a student and the power of a bestselling narrative historian, The struggle That Killed Achilles is an excellent and completely well timed presentation of 1 of the undying tales of Western civilization. As she did in The Endurance and The Bounty, New York Times bestselling writer Caroline Alexander has taken aside a story we predict we all know and positioned it again jointly in a manner that we could us see its precise energy. within the technique, she unearths the meant topic of Homer's masterwork-the tragic classes of warfare and its enduring devastation.

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