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151 Leeming, David MYTH A Biography of Belief
Oxford University Press 2003 019516105X / 9780195161052 Paperback Very Good 
Light creasing to front wrap. Minor shelfwear. Scholar's name to half-title (Robert Brown). ; Exploring classic works such as the Song of Songs, the Tao Te Ching, the Rig Veda, the New Testament, and the Indonesian myth of Hainuwele, Myth: A Biography of Belief reveals the cultural energies that ancient "mythmakers" sought to corral in their creations. David Leeming argues that myths are, by definition, evolving creations that live on in the work of modern-day "mythmakers" such as W. B. Yeats, Virginia Woolf, and Albert Einstein. Leeming provides an engaging new outlook on the role of myth in the works of these and other contemporary artists and scientists. The similarities between modern concepts like the "Big Bang" and ancient myths of creation illustrate our continuing need to confront the mysteries of existence by way of metaphor and narrative. Leeming suggests that myth and factual knowledge do not negate, but complement each other. Whether it is the "American Dream," alien abduction, or belief in virgin birth and resurrection, these "living myths" play a very therapeutic role in the development of a healthy society. ; 192 pages 
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152 Leipen, Neda ATHENA PARTHENOS A Reconstruction
Royal Ontario Museum 1971 Softcover Very Good 
Faint scuffing and soiling to wraps. Former owner's name to front inner cover. Corners a bit creased. Some shelfwear. ; 95 pages 
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153 Leipen, Neda ATHENA PARTHENOS A Reconstruction
Royal Ontario Museum 1971 Softcover Very Good 
Former owner's name to ffep. Faded hand-lettering to spine. Minor shelfwear. ; 95 pages 
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154 Levaniouk, Olga EVE OF THE FESTIVAL Making Myth in Odyssey 19
Harvard University Press 2011 0674053354 / 9780674053359 Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Light bump to top of spine and tiny crease to 1 corner. Else fine. ; Eve of the Festival is a study of Homeric myth-making in the first and longest dialogue of Penelope and Odysseus (Odyssey 19). This study makes a case for seeing virtuoso myth-making as an essential part of this conversation, a register of communication important for the interaction between the two speakers. At the core of the book is a detailed examination of several myths in the dialogue in an attempt to understand what is being said and how. The dialogue as a whole is interpreted as an exchange of performances that have the eve of Apollo’s festival as their occasion and that amount to activating, and even enacting, the myth corresponding within the Odyssey to the ritual event of the festival. ; Hellenic Studies 47; 368 pages 
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155 Levaniouk, Olga EVE OF THE FESTIVAL Making Myth in Odyssey 19
Harvard University Press 2011 0674053354 / 9780674053359 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light bump to base of spine and light wear to corners of wraps. Minor shelfwear . ; Eve of the Festival is a study of Homeric myth-making in the first and longest dialogue of Penelope and Odysseus (Odyssey 19). This study makes a case for seeing virtuoso myth-making as an essential part of this conversation, a register of communication important for the interaction between the two speakers. At the core of the book is a detailed examination of several myths in the dialogue in an attempt to understand what is being said and how. The dialogue as a whole is interpreted as an exchange of performances that have the eve of Apollo’s festival as their occasion and that amount to activating, and even enacting, the myth corresponding within the Odyssey to the ritual event of the festival. ; Hellenic Studies 46; 368 pages 
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156 Lewis, Brian THE SARGON LEGEND A Study of the Akkadian Text and the Tale of the Hero Who Was Exposed At Birth
American Schools of Oriental Research 1980 0897571045 / 9780897571043 Softcover Very Good 
Minor sticker damage to base of spine. Minor edgewear to extremities. Minor crease to 1 corner of wraps. ; The story of Sargon's birth and childhood is given in the "Sargon legend", a Sumerian text purporting to be Sargon's biography. The extant versions are incomplete, but the surviving fragments name Sargon's father as La'ibum. ; American Schools of Oriental Research dissertation series ; no. 4; 298 pages 
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157 Lindsay, Jack THE CLASHING ROCKS A Study of Early Greek Religion and Culture and the Origins of Drama
London Chapman & Hall, Ltd. 1965 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Spine is lightly faded. Former owner's signature on inner cover. ; 517 pages; Main theme of this book is an inquiry into the nature of the cultural and religious conflicts in the dark age of ancient Greece, out of which the historically known society emerged. Tackles a problem of immense importance to anthropology and literature: the origins of Greek drama. 
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158 Lindsay, Jack THE CLASHING ROCKS A Study of Early Greek Religion and Culture and the Origins of Drama
London Chapman & Hall, Ltd. 1965 Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket 
Light fading to section of back board. DJ has edgewear and chipping. 3 cm tear to top of back panel of DJ. ; 517 pages; Main theme of this book is an inquiry into the nature of the cultural and religious conflicts in the dark age of ancient Greece, out of which the historically known society emerged. Tackles a problem of immense importance to anthropology and literature: the origins of Greek drama. 
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159 Little, Alan M. G. MYTH AND SOCIETY IN ATTIC DRAMA
Octagon Books 1967 0374950547 / 9780374950545 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
A couple of small scratches to front board. Minor adhesive stain to publishing page. ; Contents: Mythology as primitive thought; Attic drama and society; Primitive aftermath; democratic Society; bourgeois society; Spectacle and Thought. Reprint of 1942 edition. 
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160 Littleton, C. Scott THE NEW COMPARATIVE MYTHOLOGY An Anthropological Assessment of the Theories of George Dumezil
University of California Press 1966 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Appears to have been an Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket which have all been removed or covered with correction tape. Tiny hole to titlepage. Ffep excised. ; 242 pages 
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161 Lloyd-Jones, Hugh; Marcelle Quinton (Sculptures by) MYTHS OF THE ZODIACS
St. Martin's Press 1978 0312558708 / 9780312558703 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Light Foxing . Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). DJ has minor shelfwear with a few small tears. ; 94 pages 
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162 Loomis, Roger Sherman WALES AND THE ARTHURIAN LEGEND
University of Wales Press 1956 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
A couple of small tears to DJ front panel and head of spine and with chipping to spine ends. DJ spine is discolored and price-clipped. Light wear to spine ends. Scholar's name on ffep (Peter H. Salus). Light tanning to pages. ; Contents: Segontium, Caer Seint, and Sinadon; Irish Origin and the Welsh Development of the Grail Legend; Chastiel Bran, Dinas Bran, and the Grail Castle; Bran the Blessed and Sone de Nausay; King Arthur and the Antipodes; Welsh Elements in Gawain and the Green Knight; The Combat at the Ford in the Didot Perceval; Morgain la Fée and the Celtic Goddesses; Spoils of Annwn: An Early Welsh Poem; the Arthurian Legend before 1139. ; 238 pages 
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163 Loraux, Nicole THE EXPERIENCES OF TIRESIAS The Feminine and the Greek Man
Princeton University Press 1995 0691029857 / 9780691029856 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Former owner's name to ffep. Pencil marginalia and underlining to a few pages. Else very minor shelfwear to book. Dustjacket has light shelfwear with 1 tiny chip to head of spine. ; In The Experiences of Tiresias, its title referring to the shepherd struck blind after glimpsing Athena's naked body, Nicole Loraux explores the ambivalence in how the Greek male defines himself in relationship to the feminine. In these essays, Loraux disturbs the idea of virile men and feminine women, a distinction found in official discourse and aimed at protecting the ideals of male identity from any taint of the feminine. Turning to epic and to Socrates, however, she insists on a logic of an inclusiveness between the genders, which casts a shadow over their clear, officially defined borders. "Nicole Loraux documents, with delicate sensitivity to text and context, the mobility of the contrast between 'man' and 'the feminine. '... [Her] readings of tragedy are particularly compelling. "--Mary Margaret McCabe, The Times Literary Supplement "Loraux is a pioneer in the analysis of gender difference and sexuality in classical Greece. Strongly opposed to polarized interpretations of 'masculine' and 'feminine, ' she illuminates the complex and often contradictory interrelationship of the sexes in real life and in the Greek/Athenian social 'imaginary. '; 9.75 x 1 x 6.75 Inches; 336 pages 
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164 Louden, Bruce THE ODYSSEY Structure, Narration, and Meaning
The Johns Hopkins University Press 1999 080186058X / 9780801860584 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. ; 0.98 x 9.37 x 6.31 Inches; 208 pages; Bruce Louden's bold re-reading of the Odyssey -- the first attempt in years to map in detail the poem's overall structure -- offers new insights into the artistry of Odysseus' mythic voyage and enriches our understanding of Homer's masterful craftsmanship. Louden's groundbreaking work uncovers an extended narrative pattern, repeated in full three times, which reveals the poem's underlying skeletal structure. This organizational analysis helps to explain the existence of several characters or episodes sometimes dismissed as extraneous, as late additions, or even as corruptions to Homer's original intent. In addition, Louden's discovery strengthens the suggestion that the Odyssey was the product of oral tradition. By repeating this sequence of successive motifs, a single, improvising bard could explore a variety of complex ideas within a poem as long as the Odyssey. Though centrally concerned with the form of Homer's rich and complex plot, Louden's study is not exclusively, or even primarily, formalistic. His investigation involves the study of characters' names, challenges faced by Odysseus, the structure of the poem, and roles assigned to the poem's female characters. Louden's comprehensive achievement gives the reader a fresh perspective on the role of divine hostility and the artistry of an epic survivor on his timeless journey home. 
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165 Lowenstam, Steven AS WITNESSED BY IMAGES The Trojan War Tradition in Greek and Etruscan Art
The Johns Hopkins University Press 2008 0801887755 / 9780801887758 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; 248 pages; What informed and inspired the visual artists who depicted the Trojan War on vases, on walls, and in sculpture? Scholars have debated this question for years. Were Greek painters simply depicting the stories of Achilles and Odysseus as recounted in Homer's epics? Or did they work independently, following their own traditions without regard to the Iliad, the Odyssey, and other poetry of their time? Steven Lowenstam offers here an alternative theoretical framework, arguing that Greek artists and poets interacted with each other freely, always aware of what the others were producing. As Trojan War myth was the common inheritance of all Greek storytellers, verbal and visual depictions of heroic myth were not created in isolation but were interdependent responses to a centuries-old tradition. As Witnessed by Images investigates visual depictions of Achillean and Odyssean myth from ca. 650-300 BCE and traces the many messages that the stories of Achilles and Odysseus inspired. Lowenstam identifies a variety of images and interpretations -- some regarded Achilles as a hero, others believed him to be a cruel bully -- that reflect and directly respond to the ancient heroic tradition from which the Iliad and Odyssey evolved. 
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166 Luttrell, Claude THE CREATION OF THE FIRST ARTHURIAN ROMANCE A Quest
Northwestern University Press 1974 0810104504 / 9780810104501 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Soiling to front cover and light bumping to top of spine. Otherwise Near Fine condition. ; Examines the beginnings of Arthurian romance, centring on the first work in that tradition, Eric et Enide by Chretien de Troyes, and going as far south as Italy and as late as Malory 
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167 Maitland, Louise HEROES OF CHIVALRY
NY Silver, Burdett and Co. 1903 First Edition Hardcover Good 
Decorative cloth binding is worn at extremities, and has some stains on the front cover. Former owner's name to ffep has been partially removed and some pencil marks on front pastedown. ; Xvii, 238pp, illustrated. ; Stories of Heroes; 238 pages 
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168 Malamud, Martha A. A POETICS OF TRANSFORMATION Prudentius and Classical Mythology
Cornell University Press 1989 0801422493 / 9780801422492 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very minor rubbing to DJ. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; Examines conflicting cultural, religious, and literary codes in the work of Prudentius (348-post 405) , perhaps the most influential poet of Late Antiquity. Illuminates Prudentius' use of paradigms from classical mythology and suggests that his poetry constitutes both an analysis and a critique of the Christianity of his day. ; Cornell Studies in Classical Philology; 224 pages 
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169 Mallory, J. P. IN SEARCH OF THE INDO-EUROPEANS Language, Archaeology and Myth
Thames & Hudson Ltd 1989 050005052X / 9780500050521 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Former owner's blindstamp to ffep. Else book is fine. DJ has laminate lifting along edges with some rubbing to rear panel. Light edgewear to DJ. ; 288 pages 
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170 Malone, Kemp; Einarsson, Stefan, and Norman E Eliason, (Eds) KEMP MALONE: STUDIES IN HEROIC LEGEND AND IN CURRENT SPEECH
Rosenkilde and Bagger 1959 Softcover Very Good 
Wraps have edgewear with chipping and small tears. Minor browning to wraps. Former owner's name on ffep. ; A selection of nineteen papers written by Kemp Malone. Some articles include: tale of Ingeld, Theoderic of the Rok inscription; Royal names in Old english poetry; Agelmund and Lamicho; Secca and Becca , etc... ; 297 pages 
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171 Mandel, Oscar PHILOCTETES AND THE FALL OF TROY Plays, Documents, Iconography, Interpretations
University of Nebraska Press 1981 080323063X / 9780803230637 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock and to DJ flaps. Light edgewear to DJ. ; Omnibus of the legend. Includes four Philoctetes plays: Philoctetes of Sophocles, the symbolist Philoctete; ou, Le traite des trois morales by Andre Gide; The Summoning of Philoctetes by Oscar Mandel and Philoktet by Heiner Muller. ; 258 pages 
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172 March, Jennifer R. THE CREATIVE POET Studies on the Treatment of Myths in Greek Poetry
Institute of Classical Studies 1987 0900587520 / 9780900587528 Softcover Near Fine 
Very faint creasing to bottom corners of wraps else fine. ; Peleus and Achilles. Meleagros. Deianeira and Herakles. Klytaimestra and the Oresteia legend. Oidipous. ; Bulletin Supplement 49; 183 pages 
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173 Mayerson, Philip CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY IN LITERATURE, ART, AND MUSIC
Scott Foresman & Co 1971 0673156907 / 9780673156907 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Else minor shelfwear. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 509 pages 
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174 McAuslan, Ian & Peter Walcot HOMER
Oxford University Press, USA 1998 0199201889 / 9780199201884 Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very faint foxing to top of textblock else book is fine. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; Published on behalf of the Classical Assocation. This volume contains 16 articles covering Homeric studies, published in the journal Greece and Rome Studies during the last 25 years. The contributors include some of the best-known scholars in the field. Social values, archaeology, translation, survivals, and, beyond all else, literary quality and compositional technique form the major topics under review. A new introduction by Richard Rutherford sets these articles, the majority of which have been updated by their authors, in the context of recent developments in Homeric scholarship and appreciation. ; Greece and Rome Studies; 9.75 x 0.75 x 6.75 Inches; 224 pages 
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175 Merkelbach, Reinhold ROMAN UND MYSTERIUM IN DER ANTIKE
C. H. Beck 1962 Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Scholar's name to ffep in pencil (R. G. M. Nisbet). Small faint stain to textblock. Light shelfwear. Light pencil markings to margins of a few pages. DJ has a few tears, chipping and rubbing. ; 347 pages 
Price: 120.00 USD
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176 Moncrieff, A. R. Hope A TREASURY OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
Barnes & Noble Books 1993 156619119X / 9781566191197 Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
Scholar's name to half-title (Robert Brown). A bit of edgewear to base of boards. DJ is tattered with large tears and creasing. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 160 pages 
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177 Moormann, Eric M. & Wilfried Uitterhoeve VAN ACHILLEUS TOT ZEUS Thema's Uit De Klassieke Mythologie in Literatuur, Muziek, Beeldende Kunst En Theater
SUN 1987 906168272X / 9789061682721 Softcover Good 
Scholar's name to ffep (M. F. Fresco). Waterstain to section of top of textblock with some light rippling to top edge of some pages. ; In dutch. ; Dutch Edition; 293 pages 
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178 Mowatt, D. G & Hugh Sacker THE NIBELUNGENLIED An Interpretative Commentary
University of Toronto Press 1967 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket is protected in mylar. DJ has light soiling and a few small tears. Dustjacket is price-clipped. ; A close, detailed examination of the text of a Medieval German poem, with an "emphasis on its literary value". An extensive introduction accompanies the line-by-line commentary and includes a summary of the plot, discussions of interpretation, metre, genesis, and scholarship. Two maps and a bibliography of Nibelungenlied literature are also provided. ; 144 pages 
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179 Murgatroyd, Paul MYTHICAL AND LEGENDARY NARRATIVE IN OVID'S FASTI
Brill 2005 9004143203 / 9789004143203 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Gift inscription to R. E. Fantham from author on ffep (includes tipped-in note from author). Dust-soiling to one small area of textblock. ; This book analyses the mythical and legendary narratives in Ovid's Fasti as narrative and concentrates on the neglected literary aspects of these stories. It combines traditional tools of literary criticism with more modern techniques (taken especially from narratology and intertextuality). From a narratological viewpoint it covers important features such as aperture, closure, characterization, internal narrators, description, space, time and cinematic technique. On the intertextual level it examines the narratives' complex relationship with Virgil, Livy and Ovid's own earlier works. Recent criticism on the Fasti has addressed various elements (religious, historical, political, astronomical etc. ) , but detailed narrative study has been wanting. This book fills that gap, to provide a more informed and balanced appreciation of this multifaceted poem aimed at classicists and literary critics in general (for whom all the Latin is translated). ; Mnemosyne: Bibliotheca Classica Batava Supplementum; 306 pages; Signed by Author 
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180 Musaeus [Musaios], Grammaticus; Hans Färber MUSAIOS: HERO UND LEANDER Und Die Weiteren Antiken Zeugnisse Gesammelt Und Übersetzt Von Hans Färber
Ernst Heimeran Verlag 1961 Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Small bookplate to inner cover (Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft Darmstadt) . 1 corner bumped else book is fine. DJ has minor shelfwear. ; Latin and Greek Text with German translation includes ; Tusculum-Bücherei; 115 pages 
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181 Musurillo, Herbert S. J. SYMBOL AND MYTH IN ANCIENT POETRY
Fordham University Press 1961 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Minor chipping to head of spine. ; 220 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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182 Musurillo, Herbert S. J. SYMBOL AND MYTH IN ANCIENT POETRY
Fordham University Press 1961 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Pages a bit tanned. Corners a bit bumped. Minor shelfwear to book. DJ is price-clipped. DJ has chipping and tears. DJ spine sunned. ; 220 pages 
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183 Myres, Sir John L.; Dorothea Gray (ed.) HOMER AND HIS CRITICS
Routledge & Kegan Paul 1958 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Bottom corners have minor bumping. Book has minor shelfwear and rubbing. ; Contents: Homeric criticism: the means and the end; Homer and his Critics in Antiquity; From the Geste de Troie to Bentley; Poet and Painter; Friederich August Wolf; Gladstone's View of Homer; The Epic of the Spade: Henrich Schliemann, The Homeric World; Ulrich Von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff; John Linton Myres; the Last Decade. ; 302 pages 
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184 Myres, Sir John L.; Dorothea Gray (ed.) HOMER AND HIS CRITICS
Routledge & Kegan Paul 1958 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Book has some spotting to boards. Former owner's name stamped to ffep. DJ has a few small tears and minor browning. DJ is price-clipped. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; Contents: Homeric criticism: the means and the end; Homer and his Critics in Antiquity; From the Geste de Troie to Bentley; Poet and Painter; Friederich August Wolf; Gladstone's View of Homer; The Epic of the Spade: Henrich Schliemann, The Homeric World; Ulrich Von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff; John Linton Myres; the Last Decade. ; 302 pages 
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185 Nagy, Gregory GREEK MYTHOLOGY AND POETICS
Cornell University Press 1992 0801480485 / 9780801480485 Paperback Very Good+ 
Spine discolored and sunned. Very light shelfwear. ; Myth and Poetics; 382 pages 
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186 Nagy, Gregory GREEK MYTHOLOGY AND POETICS
Cornell University Press 1992 0801480485 / 9780801480485 Paperback Very Good+ 
Spine discolored and sunned. Light shelfwear. ; Myth and Poetics; 382 pages 
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187 Nagy, Gregory THE ANCIENT GREEK HERO IN 24 HOURS
Belknap Press 2013 0674073401 / 9780674073401 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
The ancient Greeks’ concept of “the hero” was very different from what we understand by the term today, Gregory Nagy argues—and it is only through analyzing their historical contexts that we can truly understand Achilles, Odysseus, Oedipus, and Herakles. In Greek tradition, a hero was a human, male or female, of the remote past, who was endowed with superhuman abilities by virtue of being descended from an immortal god. Despite their mortality, heroes, like the gods, were objects of cult worship. Nagy examines this distinctively religious notion of the hero in its many dimensions, in texts spanning the eighth to fourth centuries bce: the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey; tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides; songs of Sappho and Pindar; and dialogues of Plato. All works are presented in English translation, with attention to the subtleties of the original Greek, and are often further illuminated by illustrations taken from Athenian vase paintings. ; 752 pages 
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188 Nagy, Gregory THE ANCIENT GREEK HERO IN 24 HOURS
Belknap Press 2013 0674073401 / 9780674073401 Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; The ancient Greeks’ concept of “the hero” was very different from what we understand by the term today, Gregory Nagy argues—and it is only through analyzing their historical contexts that we can truly understand Achilles, Odysseus, Oedipus, and Herakles. In Greek tradition, a hero was a human, male or female, of the remote past, who was endowed with superhuman abilities by virtue of being descended from an immortal god. Despite their mortality, heroes, like the gods, were objects of cult worship. Nagy examines this distinctively religious notion of the hero in its many dimensions, in texts spanning the eighth to fourth centuries bce: the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey; tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides; songs of Sappho and Pindar; and dialogues of Plato. All works are presented in English translation, with attention to the subtleties of the original Greek, and are often further illuminated by illustrations taken from Athenian vase paintings. ; 752 pages 
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189 Nilsson, Martin P. CULTS, MYTHS, ORACLES, AND POLITICS IN ANCIENT GREECE With Two Appendices: the Ionian Phylae, the Phratries
Paul Aströms Förlag 1986 9186098438 / 9789186098438 Softcover Very Good 
Very Faint crease throught upper corner of book. Light bump to lower corner. ; Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology Pocket-Book 44; 177 pages 
Price: 85.00 USD
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190 Nilsson, Martin P. HOMER AND MYCENAE
Methuen & Company 1933 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Small damage to upper corner of front pastedown. Spine is a little sunned and faded. Pages a little tanned. ; With 52 illustrations and 4 maps ; Methuen's Handbooks of Archaeology; 283 pages 
Price: 27.00 USD
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191 Nilsson, Martin P. THE MYCENAEAN ORIGIN OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY
W. W. Norton & Company 1963 Softcover Very Good 
Spine slightly discolored. Minor shelfwear. ; Reprint of 1932 edition. Chapters include: How Old is Greek Mythology?; Mycenaean Centers and Mythological Centers; Heracles; and Olympus; The Norton Library; 258 pages; MYCENAEAN CENTERS AND MYTHOLOGICAL CENTERS and THE MYCENAEAN ORIGIN OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY 
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192 Nilsson, Martin P. THE MYCENAEAN ORIGIN OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY
W. W. Norton & Company 1963 Softcover Very Good 
Spine discolored. Minor shelfwear. ; Reprint of 1932 edition. Chapters include: How Old is Greek Mythology?; Mycenaean Centers and Mythological Centers; Heracles; and Olympus; The Norton Library; 258 pages 
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193 Nilsson, Martin P. THE MYCENAEAN ORIGIN OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY
W. W. Norton & Company 1963 Softcover Good+ 
Spine discolored. Some rubbing and browning to wraps. Pencil marginalia and notes to some pages else VG. ; Reprint of 1932 edition. Chapters include: How Old is Greek Mythology?; Mycenaean Centers and Mythological Centers; Heracles; and Olympus; The Norton Library; 258 pages 
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194 O'Brien, Joan & Wilfred Major IN THE BEGINNING Creation Myths from Ancient Mesopotamia, Israel and Greece
Scholars Press 1982 0891305599 / 9780891305590 Paperback Very Good 
Scholar's blindstamp to ffep (Robert Brown). Light crease to front wrap. Lettering to spine a bit faded. ; Addressed to students of classical mythology, religion, and comparative mythology, this volume contains myths of creation from three ancient cultures. Included are selections from the Hebrew Bible, the Mesopotamian Enuma Elish and Atrahasis, and Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days. The texts are complemented by essays on the cultural contexts in which the myths arose. ; American Academy of Religion 11; 224 pages 
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195 Ogden, Daniel DRAGONS, SERPENTS, AND SLAYERS IN THE CLASSICAL AND EARLY CHRISTIAN WORLDS A Sourcebook
Oxford University Press 2013 0199925119 / 9780199925117 Paperback Fine 
Stories about dragons, serpents, and their slayers make up a rich and varied tradition within ancient mythology and folklore. In this sourcebook, Daniel Ogden presents a comprehensive and easily accessible collection of dragon myths from Greek, Roman, and early Christian sources. Some of the dragons featured are well known: the Hydra, slain by Heracles; the Dragon of Colchis, the guardian of the golden fleece overcome by Jason and Medea; and the great sea-serpent from which Perseus rescues Andromeda. But the less well known dragons are often equally enthralling, like the Dragon of Thespiae, which Menestratus slays by feeding himself to it in armor covered in fish-hooks, or the lamias of Libya, who entice young men into their striking-range by wiggling their tails, shaped like beautiful women, at them. The texts are arranged in such a way as to allow readers to witness the continuity of and evolution in dragon stories between the Classical and Christian worlds, and to understand the genesis of saintly dragon-slaying stories of the sort now characteristically associated with St George, whose earliest dragon-fight concludes the volume. All texts, a considerable number of which have not previously been available in English, are offered in new translations and accompanied by lucid commentaries that place the source-passages into their mythical, folkloric, literary, and cultural contexts. A sampling of the ancient iconography of dragons and an appendix on dragon slaying myths from the ancient Near East and India, particularly those with a bearing upon the Greco-Roman material, are also included. This volume promises to be the most authoritative sourcebook on this perennially fascinating and influential body of ancient myth. ; 360 pages 
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196 Ovid; E. J. Kenney (Ed. ) OVID: HEROIDES XVI-XXI
Cambridge University Press 1996 0521460727 / 9780521460729 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Book is fine. DJ has tiny pen mark to back panel and light shelfwear. ; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 282 pages 
Price: 65.00 USD
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197 Ovid; Elaine Fantham (Ed. ) OVID: FASTI Book IV
Cambridge University Press 1998 0521445388 / 9780521445382 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Light bumping to 2 corners. Scholar's name to ffep (Elaine Fantham). Minor shelfwear to DJ. ; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 304 pages; Book IV of Ovid's celebration of the calendar and the associated legends of the Roman year treats the month of April, a particularly happy phase of the Augustan ceremonial year. Around the festival of Venus and the anniversary of the foundation of Rome, Ovid retells the legends of Rome's royal founder Romulus and the Trojan hero Aeneas. The introduction and commentary pay special attention to Ovid's art as a poet, but aim to provide both the general background and specific explanations of his historical and religious material.; Signed by Editor 
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198 Paardt, Rudi Van Der & Maike Zimmerman (Eds. ) METAMORPHIC REFLECTIONS Essays Presented To Ben Hijmans At His 75th Birthday
Peeters Publishers 2004 9042915048 / 9789042915046 Softcover Very Good+ 
Crease along front wrap else fine. ; 345 pages; This Festschrift honours the Dutch Latinist Ben Hijmans. Besides his studies on Seneca and Ovid, Hijmans published numerous articles on Apuleius' works. In 1973 he initiated the research project Groningen Commentaries on Apuleius, and until his retirement he was editor-in-chief of the series of commentaries issued from that research project. This collection of essays contains a number of important new and original articles on Apuleius' Metamorphoses, on the reception of the Latin novel, and on Apuleius' rhetorical work. The book presents original research on Ovid's Metamorphoses and its reception. Other contributions testify to the broader interests of Ben Hijmans and deal with general cultural aspects, art history, the art of translating, archaeology and iconography. Ben Hijmans' fascination with, and insight into mythical motifs is reflected not only in articles on Pyramus and Thisbe and Actaeon respectively, but also in contributions on Narcissus and on Seneca's mythical tragedies and their transformation in Roman Declamation. 
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199 Parke, H. W. & (Brian McGing, editor) SIBYLS AND SIBYLLINE PROPHECY IN CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY
Routledge 1988 0415003431 / 9780415003438 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Corners are bumped. Pen lines to margins on about 9 pages. Pencil markings on 2 other pages. Small chip to one corner of DJ. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. Writing in pencil to front DJ flap. ; 236 pages; In antiquity a considerable number of books of prophecies went under the general title of "Sibylline Oracles". Rulers as significant as Augustus consulted them in time of danger or crisis for advice and prognoses. Increasing numbers of "ex post facto" prophecies, laying a particular interpretation on facts of recent history, came to be attributed to one of the mysterious Sibyls. Perhaps the most famous of these is the Cumaean Sibyl, who guides the hero in the sixth book of Vergil's "Aeneid" . In fact she was somewhat unusual in her similiarity to other oracular prophetesses, such as the Pythia. For where the latter prophesied in response to particular inquirers, one of the distinguishing characteristics of Sibyls was that they composed discursive verses for distribution to the world at large. This, Professor Parke's last book, which was virtually complete on his death in 1986, is an account of a subject both rarely treated in recent decades and difficult to access for all but the most expert. In its pursuit of the sometimes elusive Sibyls it ranges from Heraclitus to Eusebius, from Archaic Asia Minor to Christian Rome. This book should be of interest to undergraduates, postgraduates and academics of classics. 
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200 Peabody, Josephine Peaboy OLD GREEK FOLK STORIES, TOLD ANEW
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1897 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Fraying to spine ends. Else minor shelfwear. ; 123pp. Riverside Literature Series. ". . . Designed to serve as a complement to [Hawthorne's] Wonder-Book and Tanglewood Tales." ; The Riverside Literature Series; 123 pages 
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