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101 Frécaut, Jean Marc & Danielle Porte (Eds. ) JOURNÉES OVIDIENNES DE PARMÉNIE Actes Du Colloque Sur Ovide (24-26 Juin 1983)
Latomus 1985 287031129X / 9782870311295 Softcover Near Fine 
Pages unopened. Very minor shelfwear. Else fine. ; Bonjour M. Roma interdicta. Transgression de l'interdit dans les Tristes et les Pontiques d'Ovide; Néraudau J. P. Rome dans l'Art d'Aimer; Boillat M. Mutatas dicere formas. Intentions et réalité; Croisille J. M. Remarques sur l'épisode troyen dans les Métamorphoses d'Ovide (Mét. , XII-XIII, 1-622) ; Dupont Fl. Le furor de Myrrha (Ovide, Métamorphoses, X, 311-502) ; Fabre J. Mythologie et littérature dans les Métamorphoses: les belles poursuivies; Frécaut J. M. Un thème particulier dans les Métamorphoses d'Ovide: le personnage métamorphosé gardant la conscience de soi (Mens antiqua manet: II, 485) ; Le Bonniec H. Apollon dans les Métamorphoses d'Ovide; Porte D. L'idée romaine et la métamorphose; Sabot A. Heur et malheur d'un amour conjugal: Céphale et Procris (Ovide, Métamorphoses, VII, 661-862) ; Collection Latomus Volume 189; 269 pages 
Price: 105.00 USD
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102 Gantz, Timothy EARLY GREEK MYTH A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources, Volume 2
The Johns Hopkins University Press 1996 0801853621 / 9780801853623 Softcover Near Fine 
Very light shelfwear else fine; Vol. 2; 1.5 x 8.9 x 5.98 Inches; 424 pages; Early Greek Myth is a much-needed handbook for scholars and others interested in the literary and artistic sources of archaic Greek myths -- and the only one of its kind available in English. Timothy Gantz traces the development of each myth in narrative form and summarizes the written and visual evidence in which the specific details of the story appear. 
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103 Gaster, Theodor H. (Foreword by Gilbert Murray) THESPIS Ritual, Myth, and Drama in the Ancient Near East
Harper & Row 1966 Softcover Good+ 
Yellowing to wraps. Shelfwear. 3 cm tear to front wrap. ; Harper Torchbooks; 512 pages 
Price: 6.00 USD
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104 Godolphin, F. R. B. (Ed. ) GREAT CLASSICAL MYTHS Edited, and with an Introduction
Modern Library 1964 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Underlining in pencil to some pages. Scholar's blindstamp to ffep (Robert Brown). Top corners bumped. Else VG. ; 469 pages 
Price: 6.00 USD
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105 Goedicke, Hans NEAR EASTERN STUDIES IN HONOR OF WILLIAM FOXWELL ALBRIGHT
The Johns Hopkins University Press 1971 0801812356 / 9780801812354 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket has a few small nicks and tears at the top of the spine. DJ is price-clipped. ; This books consists of a series of 35 scholarly articles written by near eastern specialists on the occasion of the 80th birthday of William Albright (now deceased) , one of the foremost experts in near eastern studies in the last century. ; 503 pages; Some Articles include: Passive and Ergative in Hebrew; Phoenician Elements in Isaiah; A re-study of an Elephantine Aramaic Marriage Contract; Redaction of the Plague Narrative in Exodus; History and Cult in the Old Testament; Yahweh and Mari; Punic Art in Italy; Edom and Judah in the Sixth-Fifth Centuries B. C; Scene on the drinking mug from Ugarit; Remarks on Comparative Mythology; Ugaritic Texts and Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible; Formation of the Feminine in Semitic Languages; Gilgamesh. There are many more articles in English, German and French. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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106 Gordon, R. K. THE STORY OF TROILUS As Told by Benoit De Sainte-Maure, Giovanni Boccaccio, Geoffrey Chaucer, Robert Henryson
University of Toronto Press 1978 0802063683 / 9780802063687 Softcover Near Fine 
Reprint of 1988. With its informative introduction, collects the major medieval versions of the story of Troilus and Criseyde, each putting its own "spin" on the plot and characterization. Benoît's 12th-cent. Roman de Troie is the first version we know. Boccaccio used Troilus's woes as a medium for expressing his own grief over a lost love; his poem, Il Filostrato ("the one prostrated by love") is the raciest version, in which Criseyde eagerly joins in the lovemaking. Boccaccio also added Pandarus as the go-between. Key books from Chaucer's poem are included, as well as Henryson's Testament of Cresseid (1490). ; Mediaeval Academy Reprints for Teaching; 0.81 x 8.96 x 6.04 Inches 
Price: 18.00 USD
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107 Goukowsky, Paul ESSAI SUR LES ORIGINES DU MYTHE D'ALEXANDRE (336 - 270 AV. J.-C.) II: Alexandre Et Dionysos
Université De Nancy II 1981 2864800160 / 9782864800163 Paperback Good+ 
Creasing to lower corner of front wrap. Some foxing to wraps. Internally VG. ; Vol. 2 only; Annales De L'Est 60; Vol. 2; 200 pages 
Price: 130.00 USD
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108 Graf, Fritz GRIECHISCHE MYTHOLOGIE Eine Einführung
Artemis Verlag 1985 Softcover Near Fine 
Very light shelfwear else Fine. ; Isbn: 376081316X; Artemis Einführungen 16; 198 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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109 Grandazzi, Alexandre; Todd, Jane Marie THE FOUNDATION OF ROME Myth and History
Cornell University Press 1997 080143114X / 9780801431142 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Top corners lightly bumped. Light general soiling. ; 9.5 x 0.75 x 6.5 Inches; 236 pages; "The Foundation of Rome is one of the few intelligent books on the subject, neither hypercritical nor visionary; its particular strength lies in the skillful interweaving of modern historiography and ideology with ancient history. "--Jerzy Linderski, University of North Carolina. At once a historical essay and a self-conscious meditation on the writing of history, The Foundation of Rome takes as its starting point a series of accounts of Rome's origins offered over the course of centuries. Alexandre Grandazzi places these accounts in their contemporary contexts and shows how the growing sophistication in methodology gradually changed the accepted views of the city's origins. He looks, for example, at the hypercritical philology of the nineteenth century which cast aside everything that could not be verified. He then explains how the increase in archaeological discoveries and changing archaeological techniques influenced the story of Rome's birth. Grandazzi produces a depiction of Rome's origins that is both up-to-date and provocative. His use of scientific parallels in describing changes in the ways texts were analyzed and his broad familiarity with comparative material make his synthesis particularly illuminating, and he writes with clarity, verve, and wit. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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110 Grant, Mary Amelia FOLKTALE AND HERO-TALE MOTIFS IN THE ODES OF PINDAR
University of Kansas Press 1967 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Description has been pasted to inner boards. Removed label has left remains on ffep. ; A systematic attempt to analyze the mythological motifs used in by Pindar. ; 172 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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111 Grant, Michael ROMAN MYTHS
Dorset Press 1984 0880290269 / 9780880290265 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Scholar's small bookplate to ffep (R. E. Fantham). DJ has edgewear with creasing along top edge. ; Perhaps no country has ever received a larger stimulus from its myths and legends than ancient Rome. The myths first inventors are still unidentifiable and faceless but we can identify the successive stages in the evolution of these stories in a way that is possible for no other mythology. ; 293 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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112 Grimal, Pierre THE DICTIONARY OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
Basil Blackwell Publisher 1986 0631132090 / 9780631132097 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear. ; Blackwell Reference; 603 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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113 Guépin, J.-P. THE TRAGIC PARADOX Myth and Ritual in Greek Tragedy.
Adolf M. Hakkert 1968 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Scholar's name to ffep and stamp to half-title (M. F. Fresco). Spine lightly sunned. Very light tanning to endpapers. ; Purpose of this study is to inquire into the exact relation between the cult of Dionysus and the tragedies which were performed as part of this cult. ; 358 pages 
Price: 70.00 USD
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114 Guerber, H. A. THE MYTHS & LEGENDS OF GREECE & ROME Their Stories Signification and Origin
George G. Harrap & Company 1929 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Mild Foxing to a few pages and textblock. ; 58 illustrations. Standard work on mythology. ; 395 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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115 Guiette, Robert LANCELOT DE DANEMARK
La Renaissance Du Livre 1974 Softcover Near Fine 
Very Light yellowing at top of pages. ; 14th Century Drama in French. ; 8vo 
Price: 16.00 USD
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116 Hamilton, Mary Agnes GREEK LEGENDS
Oxford At the Clarendon Press 1912 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Minor fraying and rubbing to boards. ; Greek myths retold by Mary Hamilton ; 192 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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117 Hardie, Philip R. VIRGIL'S AENEID Cosmos and Imperium
Oxford Clarendon Press 1986 0198140363 / 9780198140368 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Review of book (by Nicholas Horsfall) tipped in. Light pencil to a couple of pages. Dust-soiling to top of textblock. Very minor shelfwear. DJ spine and parts of panels are sunned. Minor shelfwear to DJ. ; 400 pages; The Romans saw an analogy between the ordered workings of the natural universe and the proper functioning of their own expanding empire, between orbis and urbs. Philip Hardie's new work explores Virgil's poetic and mythic transformation of this imperialist ideology with reference to such traditions as the poet/cosmologer, the use of allegory to extract natural-philosophical truths from mythology and poetry, poetic hyperbole, and the "universal expression." 
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118 Hardie, Philip R. VIRGIL'S AENEID Cosmos and Imperium
Oxford Clarendon Press 1986 0198140363 / 9780198140368 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Corners bumped. ; 400 pages; The Romans saw an analogy between the ordered workings of the natural universe and the proper functioning of their own expanding empire, between orbis and urbs. Philip Hardie's new work explores Virgil's poetic and mythic transformation of this imperialist ideology with reference to such traditions as the poet/cosmologer, the use of allegory to extract natural-philosophical truths from mythology and poetry, poetic hyperbole, and the "universal expression." 
Price: 120.00 USD
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119 Henle, Jane Elizabeth GREEK MYTHS A Vase Painter's Notebook
Indiana University Press 1973 0253326354 / 9780253326355 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. ; 9.1 X 6.6 X 1.1 inches; 247 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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120 Herdner, Andrée LA LÉGENDE CANANÉENNE D'AQHAT D'APRÈS LES TRAVAUX RÉCENTS (Extrait De La Revue SYRIA, XXVI, 1949 Fasc.1-2)
Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner 1949 Softcover Very Good 
Yellowing to wraps. Shelfwear. ; Texte en français. ; 16 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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121 Herondas; J. Arbuthnot Nairn & Louis Laloy HÉRONDAS: MIMES Texte Établi Et Traduit
Société D'Édition `les Belles Lettres' 1928 Hardcover Very Good 
Former classics scholar's name on ffep (W. P. Wallace). Appears to have been rebound in pretty letter spine with gilt lettering and gilt design on front board. Original wraps preserved. Rubbing/wear to leathe spine ends. Light tanning to prelims. ; En Francais et greque. Budé edition. ; Collection Des Universités De France. Association Guillaume Budé; 114 pages 
Price: 28.00 USD
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122 Herrmann, Léon LES FABLES ANTIQUES DE LA BRODERIE DE BAYEUX
Latomus 1964 Softcover Near Fine 
Pages unopened. Very light shelfwear else fine. ; Collection Latomus Volume 69; 62 pages 
Price: 55.00 USD
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123 Hesiod; Norman O. Brown HESIOD: THEOGONY Translated, with an Introduction
Bobbs-Merrill Educational Publishing 1980 0672602024 / 9780672602023 Softcover Good 
Light browning and soiling to wraps. Crease to rear wrap. Ffep excised. Small chip to head of spine. Correction fluid to Former owner's name on rear endpaper. Underlining to about 10 pages. ; Long English introduction with English translation. Does not include Greek text. ; The Library of Liberal Arts; 87 pages 
Price: 6.00 USD
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124 Hesiod; Norman O. Brown HESIOD: THEOGONY Translated, with an Introduction
Bobbs-Merrill Educational Publishing 1980 0672602024 / 9780672602023 Softcover Very Good 
Minor shelfwear and rubbing to wraps. ; Long English introduction with English translation. Does not include Greek text. ; The Library of Liberal Arts; 87 pages 
Price: 7.00 USD
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125 Hetzner, Udo ANDROMEDA UND TARPEIA
Meisenheim AM Glan Verlag Anton Hain 1963 Softcover Very Good 
Minor browning to wraps. Light Shelfwear. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). ; Beiträge Zur Klassischen Philologie Heft 8; 72 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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126 Hinds, Stephen THE METAMORPHOSIS OF PERSEPHONE Ovid and the Self-conscious Muse
Cambridge University Press 1987 052133506X / 9780521335065 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Pages tanned. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). DJ a bit sunned. ; Cambridge Classical Studies; 200 pages; Although Ovid is currently enjoying a new wave of popularity, most critics withhold from his poetry the close word-by-word readings that are necessary for a thorough understanding of it. Ovid twice treated the myth of Persephone, and Hinds's book is at first a historical inquiry--the most extensive yet done--into the double transformation in Metamorphosis 5 and Fasti 4 of the rape of Persephone, one of the great Graeco-Roman myths. The study continues as a critical exploration of Ovid's self-conscious delight in language and in writing manifested in these twin narratives, providing a feast for students of both Latin poetry and narratives in general. 
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127 Hinds, Stephen THE METAMORPHOSIS OF PERSEPHONE Ovid and the Self-conscious Muse
Cambridge University Press 1987 052133506X / 9780521335065 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Pages tanned. Scholar's name to ffep (R. E. Fantham). Large tear to DJ (repaired with cellotape) with a few tears with some loss. ; Cambridge Classical Studies; 200 pages; Although Ovid is currently enjoying a new wave of popularity, most critics withhold from his poetry the close word-by-word readings that are necessary for a thorough understanding of it. Ovid twice treated the myth of Persephone, and Hinds's book is at first a historical inquiry--the most extensive yet done--into the double transformation in Metamorphosis 5 and Fasti 4 of the rape of Persephone, one of the great Graeco-Roman myths. The study continues as a critical exploration of Ovid's self-conscious delight in language and in writing manifested in these twin narratives, providing a feast for students of both Latin poetry and narratives in general. 
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128 Horn, Heinz Günter MYSTERIENSYMBOLIK AUF DEM KÖLNER DIONYSOSMOSAIK
Bonn 1972 3792701448 / 9783792701447 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Gift inscription of titlepage. A couple of small tears and chips to DJ. Rubbing to DJ. ; 60 plates, partly in colour. ; Beihefte Der Bonner Jahrbücher, 33; 160 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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129 Hunter, Richard THE ARGONAUTICA OF APOLLONIUS Literary Studies
Cambridge University Press 1993 0521413729 / 9780521413725 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Light bumping to lower edge. Pencil marginalia to a couple of pages. Creasing and 1 chip along top edge of DJ. ; 216 pages; In recent years the subtlety and complexity of Apollonius' Argonautica have been better appreciated, but in Dr Hunter's view the purposes and aesthetic of the epic are still not readily understood and much basic analysis remains to be done. The present book seeks to offer some of that analysis and to place the Argonautica within its social and intellectual context. A series of studies deal with notions of heroism; with eros and the suffering of Medea; the role of the divine; poetic voice and literary self-consciousness; and the Ptolemaic context of the poem. A pervasive theme of the book is Apollonius' creative engagement with Homer, and a final chapter sketches out an approach to Virgil's use of Apollonius in the Aeneid. The Argonautica emerges as a brilliant and original experiment. This book is the only advanced study of the Argonautica currently available. All Greek is translated. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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130 Hunter, Richard THE ARGONAUTICA OF APOLLONIUS Literary Studies
Cambridge University Press 1993 0521413729 / 9780521413725 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Minor Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Minor edgewear along lower edge of DJ. ; 216 pages; In recent years the subtlety and complexity of Apollonius' Argonautica have been better appreciated, but in Dr Hunter's view the purposes and aesthetic of the epic are still not readily understood and much basic analysis remains to be done. The present book seeks to offer some of that analysis and to place the Argonautica within its social and intellectual context. A series of studies deal with notions of heroism; with eros and the suffering of Medea; the role of the divine; poetic voice and literary self-consciousness; and the Ptolemaic context of the poem. A pervasive theme of the book is Apollonius' creative engagement with Homer, and a final chapter sketches out an approach to Virgil's use of Apollonius in the Aeneid. The Argonautica emerges as a brilliant and original experiment. This book is the only advanced study of the Argonautica currently available. All Greek is translated. 
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131 Hyginus; H. I. Rose (Ed. ) HYGINI FABULAE (FABVLAE) Recensuit, Prolegomenis Commentario Appendice Instruxit
A. W. Sijthoff N.D. Hardcover Very Good- 
Front and back feps has been excised (Perhaps offset by publisher? ) leaving 2" strips . No loss of text. Spine slightly faded. ; 217 pages; Latin Text 
Price: 120.00 USD
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132 Hyginus; Mauricius [Moritz] Schmidt (Ed. ) HYGINI [HYGINUS] FABULAE
Hermannum Dufft 1872 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
Appears to have been rebound at some point. Original front cover preserved. Foxing throughout. Hand-written spine label with former owner's book number label (deleted). Former owner's bookplate on inner cover (Dr. H. H. Holwerda). Slight cracking to inner front hinge. Book still solid. ; In this edition, a genealogical arrangement of the Fabulae has been followed. Latin Text; 172 pages 
Price: 165.00 USD
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133 Irving, P. M. C. Forbes METAMORPHOSIS IN GREEK MYTHS
Oxford University Press 1992 0198140908 / 9780198140900 Softcover Very Good 
1 corner a bit edgeworn. Light shelfwear. ; The transformation of people into animals, plants, and stones is one of the most common and characteristic themes of Greek mythology, embodying as well some of the most mysterious and fantastic episodes in a mythology that is sometimes considered to be relatively realistic and lacking in fantasy. This book, the first study of these myths in English, analyzes the various ways in which they imagine and explore the experience of changing one's form. Forbes Irving's unusual approach is to look for their meaning not in long-forgotten rituals or historical events, but in their imaginative appeal as stories. ; Clarendon Paperbacks; 1 x 8.81 x 5.56 Inches; 344 pages 
Price: 68.00 USD
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134 Jongste, Peter F. B. THE TWELVE LABOURS OF HERCULES ON ROMAN SARCOPHAGI
L'Erma di Bretschneider 1992 8870627306 / 9788870627305 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Gift inscription from author on ffep. Else Book is fine. DJ has very light edgewear. ; Studia Archaeologica 59; 158 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 105.00 USD
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135 Kallich, Martin & Andrew MacLeish & Gertrude Schoenbohm (Eds. ) OEDIPUS Myth and Drama
Odyssey Press 1968 Softcover Good 
Creasing and minor rubbing to wraps. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Underlining and a few notes in pen to some pages. ; 404 pages 
Price: 7.00 USD
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136 Kerenyi, C. , Ralph Manheim (Trans. ) ELEUSIS Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter
Pantheon Books 1967 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear to book. ; The Sanctuary of Eleusis, near Athens, was the center of a religious cult that endured for nearly two thousand years and whose initiates came from all parts of the civilized world. Looking at the tendency to 'see visions,' C. Kerenyi examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek myth but also of human nature. ; Bollingen Series LXV, Vol 4; 257 pages 
Price: 38.00 USD
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137 Kerenyi, Karl (Hg. ) DIE ERÖFFNUNG DES ZUGANGS ZUM MYTHOS Ein Lesebuch
Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 1967 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Very light rubbing to boards else fine. ; Wege Der Forschung XX; 291 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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138 Kerényi, Karl (Hrsg. ) DIE ERÖFFNUNG DES ZUGANGS ZUM MYTHOS Ein Lesebuch
Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 1976 3534008847 / 9783534008841 Second Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Scholar's name to ffep else Fine. ; Wege Der Forschung 20 (XX) ; 544 pages 
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139 Kestner, Joseph A. MYTHOLOGY AND MISOGYNY The Social Discourse of Nineteenth Century British Classical-Subject Painting
University of Wisconsin Press 1989 0299115305 / 9780299115302 Hardcover Near Fine in Good dust jacket 
1 corner very lightly bumped. Else book is fine. DJ has a few tears and creasing. ; Xxi, 418pp, nicely illustrated. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 418 pages 
Price: 55.00 USD
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140 Keuls, Eva C. THE WATER CARRIERS IN HADES: A Study of Catharsis through Toil in Classical Antiquity
Adolf M. Hakkert 1974 9025606997 / 9789025606992 Softcover Very Good 
Spine and parts of wraps are sunned. Scholar's name to titlepage in pen (Mark Golden). Else minor shelfwear. ; XXXIV plates at end. ; 189 pages 
Price: 130.00 USD
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141 King, Katherine Callen ACHILLES Paradigms of the War Hero from Homer to the Middle Ages
University of California Press 1987 0520055713 / 9780520055711 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Book and Dustjacket have minor shelfwear. 1 corner lightly bumped. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; 1 x 9.5 x 6.5 Inches; 355 pages; The powerful portrait of the glorious Greek warrier Achilles presented in Homer's Iliad around 700 BC imbued a particular soldier with transcendent value, linking "soldier" with "hero" in Western European culture. Tracing Achilles' appearances through periods of Greek, Roman, and Christian imperialism in the works of poets, generals, philosophers, priests, and patriots, Katherine Callen King establishes the moral or political significance attached to the hero as a response to shifting mores and contemporary issues. 
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142 King, Katherine Callen ACHILLES Paradigms of the War Hero from Homer to the Middle Ages
University of California Press 1987 0520055713 / 9780520055711 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Book has minor shelfwear and rubbing. Minor bump to heel of spine. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing.; 1 x 9.5 x 6.5 Inches; 355 pages; The powerful portrait of the glorious Greek warrier Achilles presented in Homer's Iliad around 700 BC imbued a particular soldier with transcendent value, linking "soldier" with "hero" in Western European culture. Tracing Achilles' appearances through periods of Greek, Roman, and Christian imperialism in the works of poets, generals, philosophers, priests, and patriots, Katherine Callen King establishes the moral or political significance attached to the hero as a response to shifting mores and contemporary issues. 
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143 King, Katherine Callen ACHILLES Paradigms of the War Hero from Homer to the Middle Ages
University of California Press 1987 0520055713 / 9780520055711 Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. ; 1 x 9.5 x 6.5 Inches; 355 pages; The powerful portrait of the glorious Greek warrier Achilles presented in Homer's Iliad around 700 BC imbued a particular soldier with transcendent value, linking "soldier" with "hero" in Western European culture. Tracing Achilles' appearances through periods of Greek, Roman, and Christian imperialism in the works of poets, generals, philosophers, priests, and patriots, Katherine Callen King establishes the moral or political significance attached to the hero as a response to shifting mores and contemporary issues. 
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144 Kirk, G. S. MYTH Its Meaning and Functions in Ancient and Other Cultures
University of California Press / Cambridge University Press 1970 0520016513 / 9780520016514 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ has edgewear with small tears. DJ is browned in places. DJ is price-clipped. Lower corners a bit bumped. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Pages slightly toned. ; Contents: Myth, Ritual and Folktale; Levi-Strauss and the Structural Approach; Nature of Myths in Ancient Mesopotamia; Nature and Culture: Gilgamesh, Centaurs and Cyclopes; Qualities of Greek Myths; Tales, Dreams, Symbols: Towards a Fuller Understanding of Myths. ; Sather Classical Lectures; 0.9 x 8.8 x 6.4 Inches; 299 pages; Additional Isbn: 0520016513 
Price: 23.00 USD
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145 Kirk, G. S. MYTH Its Meaning and Functions in Ancient and Other Cultures
University of California Press 1975 0520023897 / 9780520023895 Softcover Good 
Creasing and chipping along spine. Some creasing to wraps. Scholar's name and blindstamp to ffep (Robert Brown). Rear wrap is browned. ; Contents: Myth, Ritual and Folktale; Levi-Strauss and the Structural Approach; Nature of Myths in Ancient Mesopotamia; Nature and Culture: Gilgamesh, Centaurs and Cyclopes; Qualities of Greek Myths; Tales, Dreams, Symbols: Towards a Fuller Understanding of Myths. ; Sather Classical Lectures; 0.9 x 8.8 x 6.4 Inches; 311 pages 
Price: 8.00 USD
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146 Lacy, Norris J. THE FORTUNES OF KING ARTHUR
D. S. Brewer 2005 1843840618 / 9781843840619 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Library barcode on ffep--however, no other library markings. Cloth has a tear along bottom of spine-- (2") but does not cut through the actual board. ; The essays in this volume offer a general overview and a number of detailed examinations of Arthur's fortunes, in two senses. First is the role of Fortune itself, often personified and consistently instrumental, in accounts of Arthur's court and reign. More generally the articles trace the trajectory of the Arthurian legend - its birth, rise and decline - through the middle ages. The final essay follows the continued turning of Fortune's wheel, emphasizing the modern revival and flourishing of the legend. The authors, all distinguished Arthurian scholars, illustrate their arguments through studies of early Latin and Welsh sources, chronicles, romances [in English, French, German, Italian, Latin and Welsh], manuscript illustration and modern literary texts. ; Arthurian Studies LXIV; 1.02 x 9.21 x 6.22 Inches; 288 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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147 Lavedan, Pierre DICTIONNAIRE ILLUSTRÉ DE LA MYTHOLOGIE ET DES ANTIQUITÉS GRECQUES ET ROMAINES
Librarie Hachette 1931 Hardcover Very Good 
Slight fraying to spine ends. Spine and top portions of boards are discolored/sunned. Very solid and tight copy. ; 1015 illustrations. ; 1037 pages; Large and heavy volume. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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148 Le Berrurier, Diane O. THE PICTORIAL SOURCES OF MYTHOLOGICAL AND SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATIONS IN HRABANUS MAURUS' DE RERUM NATURIS
Garland Publishing 1978 0824032349 / 9780824032340 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Top corners bumped. Light shelfwear. ; Outstanding Dissertations in the Fine Arts; 285 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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149 Leaf, Walter TROY A Study in Homeric Geography. with Maps, Plans, and Illustrations
MacMillan and Co. 1912 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Inner hinges cracked. Endpapers browned. Chipping and tears along spine joints. ; 406 pages 
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150 Lee, M. Owen A SEASON OF OPERA From Orpheus to Ariadne
University of Toronto Press 2000 0802042961 / 9780802042965 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to DJ else fine. ; 254 pages; Father Owen Lee is internationally known for his intermission commentaries featured during the Saturday afternoon broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. A Season of Opera: From Orpheus to Ariadne gathers together for the first time Father Lee's best broadcast and cassette commentaries, public lectures, and articles on twenty-three works for the musical stage. The essays range from the pioneering Orpheus of Monteverdi to the forward-looking Ariadne of Richard Strauss. Included are Father Lee's famous discussions of Mozart's Magic Flute and Beethoven's Fidelio, Verdi's La Traviata and Falstaff, Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, and Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites. The concluding chapter, originally published as the lead article in The Opera Quarterly's special issue on the end of the twentieth century, is a thought-provoking forecast of opera's future. Recommendations for further reading, CD recordings, and videos are also included. Opera Canada has applauded Father Lee's 'extraordinary ability to engage, challenge, and enlighten a vast and diverse audience' and called his learning-worn-lightly commentaries 'a unique mix of spiritual empathy, classical scholarship, and psychological insight.' Opera lovers, or anyone interested in psychology and mythology, humanities and comparative literature, or the art of the essay will welcome this book. 
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