Mythology

Heroides (Penguin Classics)

By Ovid

Within the twenty-one poems of the Heroides, Ovid gave voice to the heroines and heroes of epic and delusion. those deeply relocating literary epistles exhibit the happiness and torment of affection, because the writers inform in their discomfort at separation, forgiveness of infidelity or anger at betrayal. The trustworthy Penelope wonders on the suspiciously lengthy absence of Ulysses, whereas Dido bitterly reproaches Aeneas for too eagerly leaving her mattress to persist with his future, and Sappho—the basically historic determine portrayed here—describes her ardour for the cruelly rejecting Phaon. within the poetic letters among Paris and Helen the fans appear oblivious to the tragedy prophesied for them, whereas in one other alternate the younger Leander asserts his foolhardy eagerness to threat his existence to be together with his liked Hero.

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Myth and Reality (Religious Traditions of the World)

An informative consultant to the fashionable mythologies! This vintage learn, translated from the unique French, bargains basically with societies around the globe within which fable is—or was once till very recently—”living,” within the feel that it provides versions for human habit and, via that actual fact, provides which means and cost to lifestyles. the writer believes that figuring out the constitution and serve as of myths in those conventional societies serves to elucidate a degree within the heritage of human concept: “myths show that the area, guy, and lifestyles have a supernatural foundation and heritage, and that this heritage is important, beneficial, and exemplary.”

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Celtic Myths, Celtic Legends

By R. J. Stewart

."..Not an educational translation yet a set of stories which are retold with lavish illustrations. Stewart chosen the Celtic tales from collections and manuscripts, interpretations and reworkings of Celtic myths, and standard ballads and tales.... those are hard-edged tales that illustrate the cruelty of an early humans, yet also they are fanciful and gorgeous. The author's retelling of those tales is particularly poetic and lovely. Recommended."-- "LJ
. 176 pages (11 in color), forty b/w illus., 7 0.5 x nine 3/4.

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The Torah: The Five Books of Moses

By The Jewish Publication Society

Does it want an introduction?
Fact? Fiction? Literal? Esoteric? trustworthy? the entire above? not one of the above??
Your choice.
The vintage from the center East to a few sure ends of the Earth, at any place that can be.
The center of the Jewish Bible ( popularly often called a part of the "Old Testament" ), the 5 books of Moses.

Book 1: Genesis (Bereshith)
Book 2: Exodus (Shemoth)
Book three: Leviticus (Vayikra)
Book four: Numbers (Bemidbar)
Book five: Deuteronomy (Va'ethchanan)

Details:
OCR text.
The 3rd version of the JPS translation in 1992.
Digital replica is identical, merely, now digital.
Translation of the Holy Scriptures in response to the Masoretic textual content, first section.
Table of Scriptural readings according to the weekly Parashat in Judaism;
example: "BERESHIT 1.1–6.8, NOAH· 6.9–11.32, LEKH LEKHA 12.1–17.27, VA-YERA’ 18.1–22.24, etc".

A pattern of this JPS translation:

"When God started to create heaven and earth"

(a footnote reads: "a) Others “In the start God created.”)
It places a particularly specified viewpoint at the chances of translating this advanced paintings.

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The Undrowned Child

Teodora has consistently longed to go to Venice, and finally she has her probability. yet unusual and sinister issues are afoot within the attractive floating urban. Teo is instantly subsumed right into a mystery international within which salty-tongued mermaids run subversive printing presses, ghosts stable and undesirable patrol the streets, statues communicate, rats learn, and librarians fluidly develop into cats. And the place a ebook, The Key to the key City, leads Teo immediately into the center of the chance that threatens to ruin town to which she feels she belongs. An old proverb turns out to unite Teo with a Venetian boy, Renzo, and with the Traitor who has lower back from the darkish previous to wreak revenge. . . . yet who's the Undrowned baby destined to save lots of Venice?

From the Hardcover edition.

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Ancient Greek Religion

By Jon D. Mikalson

Ancient Greek Religion offers an creation to the basic ideals, practices, and significant deities of Greek faith.

  • Focuses on Athens within the classical period
  • Includes precise dialogue of Greek gods and heroes, fable and cult, and brilliant descriptions of Greek faith because it was once practiced
  • Ancient texts are provided in packing containers to advertise idea and dialogue, and ample illustrations aid readers visualize the wealthy and sundry spiritual lifetime of historic Greece
  • Revised variation comprises extra boxed texts and bibliography, an 8-page colour plate part, a brand new dialogue of the character of Greek “piety,” and a brand new bankruptcy on Greek faith and Greek Culture

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Handbook of Japanese Mythology (Handbooks of World Mythology)

By Michael Ashkenazi

Eastern gods, too a variety of to count number, are identified jointly as yaoyorozu-no-kamigami--the 8 million. they're the solid of an enormous, complicated mythology that encompasses religions, 3 cultures, and 3 millennia, one whose historic deities are nonetheless tough at paintings this day.
Handbook of jap Mythology makes it effortless to go back and forth this significant but little-known mythological panorama. The booklet finds the origins of Japan's myths within the very varied nation-states of Buddhism, Shinto, and folklore, and explores comparable mythologies of the Ainu and Okinawan cultures and up to date myths coming up from Japan's encounters with modernization. It then deals vibrant retellings of the primary Shinto and Buddhist myths, plus descriptions of significant historic figures, icons, rituals, and events.
for college kids or long-time fans, it's the excellent advisor for investigating jap reverence for the solar, the imperial relations, and the virtues of purity and loyalty. Readers also will examine why sumo wrestlers stomp sooner than each one fit, how a fussy child creates thunder, why Japan has a god for football, and masses more.

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Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece

By Jean-Pierre Vernant

Jean Pierre-Vernant and Pierre Vidal-Naquet are leaders in a latest French classical scholarship that has produced a a beautiful reconfiguration of Greek notion and literature. during this paintings, released the following as a unmarried quantity, the authors current a hectic and decidedly non-classical examining of Greek tragedy that insists on its radical discontinuity with our personal outlook and with our social, aesthetic, and mental different types. initially released in French in volumes, this new single-volume variation comprises revised essays from quantity one and is the 1st English translation of either volumes.Pierre Vidal-Naquet is Director of reviews and Professor of Sociology on the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. Jean Pierre-Vernant is Professor Emeritus of Comparative learn of historic Religions on the Collège de France. Janet Lloyd is a translator and author dwelling in England. dispensed for sector Books.

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Black Ships

By Jo Graham

In a time of battle and doubt, Gull is an oracle. Daughter of a slave taken from fallen Troy, selected on the age of 7 to be the voice of the woman of the useless, she is destined to information kings.

When 9 black ships look, captained by way of an exiled Trojan prince, Gull needs to come to a decision among the lifestyles she used to be born for and a so much perilous event - to hitch the remnant of her mother's humans of their determined flight. From the doomed bastions of town of Pirates to the temples of Byblos, from the intrigues of the Egyptian courtroom to the haunted caves underneath Mount Vesuvius, in simple terms Gull can consultant Prince Aeneas on his quest, and merely she will be able to dare the gate of the Underworld to guide him to his destiny.

In the final shadowed days of the Age of Bronze, one girl goals of the realm starting anew. this is often her story.

Just as Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon breathed new lifestyles into Arthurian legend, BLACK SHIPS evokes the area of historic Greece with appealing, haunting prose, striking mind's eye, and a profoundly relocating tale.

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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 pupil and the power of a bestselling narrative historian, The battle 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 placed it again jointly in a fashion that shall we us see its actual strength. within the strategy, she unearths the meant subject of Homer's masterwork-the tragic classes of battle and its enduring devastation.

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