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251 Segal, Charles PINDAR'S MYTHMAKING The Fourth Pythian Ode
Princeton University Press 1986 0691054738 / 9780691054735 Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket 
Dustjacket has very minor shelfwear. Book has foxing to textblock. ; Traces the underlying mythical patterns, implicit poetics, and processes of mythopoesis that animate Pindar's longest and most elaborate victory ode. Particularly concerned with the way in which he incorporates patriarchal and aristocratic ideology, myths of creations and first beginnings, the voyage to the limits of the world, and the myth of the hero. ; 1 x 9.25 x 6 Inches; 223 pages 
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252 Segal, Charles PINDAR'S MYTHMAKING The Fourth Pythian Ode
Princeton University Press 1986 0691054738 / 9780691054735 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Dustjacket and book have minor shelfwear. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; Signed on ffep by author: "For Al with all best wishes, Charlie". Traces the underlying mythical patterns, implicit poetics, and processes of mythopoesis that animate Pindar's longest and most elaborate victory ode. Particularly concerned with the way in which he incorporates patriarchal and aristocratic ideology, myths of creations and first beginnings, the voyage to the limits of the world, and the myth of the hero. ; 1 x 9.25 x 6 Inches; 223 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 115.00 USD
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253 Seznec, Jean; (B. F. Sessions, translated by) THE SURVIVAL OF THE PAGAN GODS The Mythological Tradition and its Place in Renaissance Humanism and Art
Princeton University Press 1972 0691017832 / 9780691017839 Softcover Very Good 
Minor shelfwear. ; Bollingen Series XXXVIII; 392 pages; The gods of Olympus died with the advent of Christianity--or so we have been taught to believe. But how are we to account for their tremendous popularity during the Renaissance? This illustrated book, now reprinted in a new, larger paperback format, offers the general reader first a discussion of mythology in late antiquity and the Middle Ages, and then a multifaceted look at the far-reaching role played by mythology in Renaissance intellectual and emotional life. 
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254 Seznec, Jean; (B. F. Sessions, translated by) THE SURVIVAL OF THE PAGAN GODS The Mythological Tradition and its Place in Renaissance Humanism and Art
Princeton University Press 1972 0691017832 / 9780691017839 Softcover Very Good 
Faint stain to rear wrap. Minor rubbing to wraps. ; Bollingen Series XXXVIII; 392 pages; The gods of Olympus died with the advent of Christianity--or so we have been taught to believe. But how are we to account for their tremendous popularity during the Renaissance? This illustrated book, now reprinted in a new, larger paperback format, offers the general reader first a discussion of mythology in late antiquity and the Middle Ages, and then a multifaceted look at the far-reaching role played by mythology in Renaissance intellectual and emotional life. 
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255 Shankman, Steven POPE'S ILIAD Homer in the Age of Passion
Princeton University Press 1983 0691065667 / 9780691065663 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
Front panel has small stain at bottom of DJ. Moderate rubbing. Dustjacket has light chipping. Minor rubbing to boards. ; Recovers the interpretive and stylistic aims of Pope and his contemporaries and addresses objections that have lost Pope's Iliad the audience it deserves. Shankman shows that Pope's translation embodies a much finer understanding of the sense and spirit of the original than has been generally recognized. ; Princeton Essays in Literature; 195 pages 
Price: 38.00 USD
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256 Shapiro, H. A. MYTH INTO ART Poet and Painter in Classical Greece
Routledge 1994 0415067936 / 9780415067935 Softcover Near Fine 
Myth into Art is a comparative study of mythological narrative in Greek poetry and the visual arts. Thirty of the major myths are surveyed, focusing on Homer, lyric poetry and Attic tragedy. On the artistic side, the emphasis is on Athenian and South Italian vases. The book offers undergraduate students an introduction both to mythology and to the use of visual sources in the study of Greek myth. ; 220 pages 
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257 Sienkewicz, Thomas J.; National Gallery of Art CLASSICAL GODS AND HEROES IN THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Lanham University Press of America 1983 0819129674 / 9780819129673 Softcover Very Good 
Small ink lines on front cover. Minor shelfwear. ; 42pp, illustrated. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; 42 pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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258 Simelon, Paul LA PROPRIÉTÉ EN LUCANIE DEPUIS LES GRACQUES JUSQU'À L'AVÈNEMENT DES SÉVÈRES Étude Épigraphique
Latomus 1993 2870311605 / 9782870311608 Softcover Near Fine 
Pages unopened. Very light shelfwear. Else fine. ; Collection Latomus Volume 220; 217 pages 
Price: 125.00 USD
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259 Slater, Philip E. THE GLORY OF HERA Greek Mythology and the Greek Family
Beacon Press 1971 0807057959 / 9780807057957 Paperback Good+ 
Some creasing to spine, front wrap including upper corner. Small tears to top edge of front wrap. Some fading to spine and yellowin to wraps. Scholar's name to ffep (R. E. Fantham). Internally VG. Pages clean. ; The ancient Athenians were "quarrelsome as friends, treacherous as neighbours, 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 5th-century Athenian society. Exploring a rich corpus of Greek mythology and drama, he argues that the personalities and social behaviour 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 issues 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". "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". "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".; Beacon Paperback 387 
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260 Slater, Philip E. THE GLORY OF HERA Greek Mythology and the Greek Family
Beacon Press 1971 0807057959 / 9780807057957 Paperback Very Good 
Creasing to spine, including lower corner of fron wrap. Scholar's blindstamp and name to ffep (Robert Brown). Minor shelfwear. ; The ancient Athenians were "quarrelsome as friends, treacherous as neighbours, 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 5th-century Athenian society. Exploring a rich corpus of Greek mythology and drama, he argues that the personalities and social behaviour 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 issues 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". "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". "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".; Beacon Paperback 387 
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261 Slatkin, Laura M. THE POWER OF THETIS And Selected Essays
Center for Hellenic Studies 2011 0674021436 / 9780674021433 Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
Laura Slatkin's influential and widely admired book, here published in a second edition together with six additional essays, explores the superficially minor role of Thetis in the Iliad. Highly charged allusions reverberate through the narrative and establish a constellation of themes that link the poem to other traditions. Slatkin uncovers alternative traditions about the power of Thetis and shows how an awareness of those myths brings a far greater understanding of Thetis's place in the thematic structure of the Iliad. The six additional essays included in this volume--some of them classics, some never before published--cover a broad range of topics in the study of the Greek Epic: the workings of genre in Hesiod and Homer; the poetics of exchange; and the nature of enmity and friendship. The volume also includes a study of the Hesiodic Catalog of Women and reflections on particular heroes, such as Diomedes and Odysseus. ; Hellenic Studies 16; 238 pages 
Price: 17.00 USD
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262 Slavitt, David R. (Trans. ) THE FABLES OF AVIANUS With a Foreword by Jack Zipes
The Johns Hopkins University Press 1993 0801846846 / 9780801846847 Softcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Neil Welliver 
Book is fine. DJ has faint creasing. ; Complete work of Avianus--forty two elegiac fables in all--has been rendered into contemporary English verse by acclaimed translator David Slavitt; 80 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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263 Snodgrass, Anthony HOMER AND THE ARTISTS Text and Picture in Early Greek Art
Cambridge University Press 1998 0521620228 / 9780521620222 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Very minor shelfwear. ; This is a study of the works of art from early Greece that have long been presented as "illustrations to Homer, " but that are argued here to be nothing of the kind. Early Greek artists showed no preference for Homeric subjects and, when their interests did coincide with Homer's, treated his account as, at best, one of the possible variants. Close descriptive analysis of texts and pictures and of the artists' aims, together with statistical evidence, provide the basis for the argument. ; 0.43 x 8.29 x 5.91 Inches; 200 pages 
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264 Soifer, Deborah A. THE MYTHS OF NARASIMHA AND VAMANA Two Avatars in Cosmological Perspective
State University of New York Press 1991 0791407993 / 9780791407998 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Contents: Introduction; Vedic Antecedent to the Avataric Nature of Visnu; Brahmanic Antecedents to the Avataric Nature of Visnu; The Blink of an Unblinking Eye; Myths of the Narasimhavatara: Motif Analysis & Discussion; Myths of the Vamanavatara: Motif Analysis & Discussion; Conclusions ; SUNY Series in Hindu Studies; 321 pages 
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265 Sourvinou-Inwood, Christiane THESEUS AS SON AND STEPSON A Tentative Illustration of the Greek Mythological Mentality
University of London Institute of Classical Studies 1979 0900587393 / 9780900587399 Softcover Very Good+ 
Former owner's name to ffep. Very light shelfwear to wraps. ; Contents: Preface; Was Theseus a matricide manqué? Excursus: Matricide, averted and indirect matricide, patricide; Theseus and his parents and stepmother; The iconographical motif of a youth attacking a woman with a sword; Words, pictures and meanings; ; Institute of Classical Studies Bulletin Supplement 40; 84 pages 
Price: 110.00 USD
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266 Sourvinou-Inwood, Christiane (Ed. ) HYLAS, THE NYMPHS, DIONYSOS AND OTHERS Myth, Ritual, Ethnicity
Paul Aströms Förlag 2005 9179160514 / 9789179160517 Softcover Fine 
Skrifter Utgivna Av Svenska Institutet I Athen / Acta Instituti Atheniensis Regni Sueciae, Series in 8°, XIX; 421 pages; The focus of this book is the reconstruction of the mythicoritual nexus in Kios in Mysia through the in-depth investigation of the evidence (surviving in accounts by, and so shaped by the filters of, outsiders) and also of other issues implicated in its Problematik: ethnicity, cultural and religious interactions between Greeks and non-Greeks, colonial discourses (with special emphasis on the foundation mythopea of Kios’ mother city, Miletos) , the nature and functions of the Nymphs, the different personalities of Dionysos, advent festivals, certain problematic categories of cult recipients. Hylas’ myth and ritual had been constructed, through complex interactions between several mythicoritual schemata and included also elements that appear in non-Greek nexuses located in the area of Kios. The myth was both a foundation myth constructing cultural continuity with the heroic age and an immortalization myth: a Greek youth was abducted by Nymphs and became a diety rooted to the landscape and symbolically rooting the colony to the land; it established a poliouchos figure unique to Kios, connected Herakles with the city’s foundation, and articulated a relationship of cooperation and integration between Greeks and Non-Greeks. A ritual celebrated Hylas’ advent and commemorated the events that had led to Kios’ foundation, articulating a cooperative relationship between Greeks and locals. 
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267 Spaeth, Barbette Stanley THE ROMAN GODDESS CERES
University of Texas Press 1995 0292776934 / 9780292776937 Paperback Very Good 
Light wear to corners. Pencil marginalia to a few pages. ; Interest in goddess worship is growing in contemporary society, as women seek models for feminine spirituality and wholeness. New cults are developing around ancient goddesses from many cultures, although their modern adherents often envision and interpret the goddesses very differently than their original worshippers did. In this thematic study of the Roman goddess Ceres, Barbette Spaeth explores the rich complexity of meanings and functions that grew up around the goddess from the prehistoric period to the Late Roman Empire. In particular, she examines two major concepts, fertility and liminality, and two social categories, the plebs and women, which were inextricably linked with Ceres in the Roman mind. Spaeth then analyzes an image of the goddess in a relief of the Ara Pacis, an important state monument of the Augustan period, showing how it incorporates all these varied roles and associations of Ceres. This interpretation represents a new contribution to art history. With its use of literary, epigraphical, numismatic, artistic, and archaeological evidence, The Roman Goddess Ceres presents a more encompassing view of the goddess than was previously available. It will be important reading for all students of Classics, as well as for a general audience interested in New Age, feminist, or pagan spirituality. ; 308 pages 
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268 Statius; D. W. T. Vessey (intro.), & A. D. Melville (tr.) STATIUS: THEBAID
Oxford University Press 1992 0198147821 / 9780198147824 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to book. DJ has some creasing to front panel and sticker residue to rear panel. ; 1.18 x 8.75 x 5.75 Inches; 428 pages; This is a new translation of the Thebaid of Publius Papinius Statius, an epic poem in twelve books, completed in about AD 90. The Thebaid has been thought by many to stand second only to Virgil among Latin narrative poems. Its theme is the war between Eteocles and Polynices, sons of Oedipus, for the throne of Thebes. Rich in incident and always dramatic in tone, it unfolds a panorama of human ambition and violence, triumph and catastrophe. Though remaining within the Homeric and Virgilian tradition, it achieves its own power and vitality in thought, language, and description. Held in high esteem and widely imitated in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the Thebaid of Statius is not only a masterpiece of poetry but a compelling story, at times horrifying, noble, and pathetic, of humankind bound by the power of Fate. 
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269 Steiner, Deborah Tarn THE TYRANT'S WRIT Myths and Images of Writing in Ancient Greece
Princeton University Press 1994 0691032386 / 9780691032382 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Light shelfwear to book and DJ. ; 280 pages; Covering material as diverse as curse tablets, coins, tattoos, and legal decrees, Deborah Steiner explores the reception of writing in archaic and classical Greece. She moves beyond questions concerning ancient literacy and the origins of the Greek alphabet to examine representations of writing in the myths and imaginative literature of the period. Maintaining that the Greek alphabet was not seen purely as a means of transcribing and preserving the spoken word, the author investigates parallels between writing and other signifiers, such as omens, tokens, and talismans; the role of inscription in religious rites, including cursing, oath-taking, and dedication; and perceptions of how writing functioned both in autocracies and democracies. Particularly innovative is the suggestion that fifth-century Greek historians and dramatists portrayed writing as an essential tool of tyrants, who not only issue written decrees but also "inscribe" human bodies with brands and cut up land with compasses and rules. The despotic overtones associated with writing inform discussion of its function in democracies. Although writing could promote equal justice, ancient sources also linked this activity with historical and mythical figures who opposed the populist regime. By examining this highly nuanced portrayal of writing, Steiner offers a new perspective on ancient views of written law and its role in 5th-century Athenian democracy. 
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270 Stinton, T. C. W. EURIPIDES AND THE JUDGEMENT OF PARIS
The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies 1965 Softcover Very Good 
Faint creasing along bottom edge. Light tanning to stiff wrappers. Light shelfwear. ; 8 photo plates at end. ; Supplement Paper No. II; 82 pages 
Price: 23.00 USD
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271 Stoessl, Franz DER TOD DES HERAKLES Arbeitsweise Und Formen Der Antiken Sagendichtung
Rhein-Verlag 1945 Softcover Very Good 
A couple of small closed tears to front wrap (1 cm). Some discoloration to spine. Tanning to pages. ; 128 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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272 Strasburger, Hermann ZUR SAGE VON DER GRÜNDUNG ROMS Vorgetragen Am 20. Juli 1968
Carl Winter Universitätsverlag 1968 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Gift inscription from author in pen to half-title. Pages unopened. Corners are creased and bent. Light wear to wraps. Spine slightly browned. ; Sitzungsberichte Der Heidelberger Akademie Der Wissenschaften. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse Jahrgang 1969. 5 Abhandlung; 43 pages 
Price: 22.00 USD
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273 Studniczka, Franz KYRENE, EINE ALTGRIECHISCHE GÖTTIN Archäologische Und Mythologische Untersuchungen
F. A. Brockhaus 1890 Hardcover Very Good 
Leather spine and corners with gilt lettering and raised bands. May have been rebound at one time. Attractive. ; Foxing to prelims and textblock. Text is in German and ancient Greek. ; 223 pages 
Price: 125.00 USD
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274 Suzuki, Mihoko METAMORPHOSES OF HELEN Authority, Difference, and the Epic
Cornell University Press 1992 0801480809 / 9780801480805 Paperback Very Good+ 
Very light shelfwear. ; Mihoko Suzuki sheds light on a literary tradition that seemingly holds Helen of Troy and her descendants responsible for causing epic conflicts, while it appropriates the woman's perspective as a source of insight and poetic power." A superb study of the uses and abuses of female characters in the epic tradition and their complex, sympathetic treatment by male poets." --Choice; 288 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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275 Sykes, Egerton; Alan Kendall (Ed. ) WHO'S WHO IN NON-CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
Oxford University Press 1993 0195210328 / 9780195210323 Softcover Near Fine 
Most books on mythology are primarily concerned with the Greek and Roman tradition, giving the equally vibrant myths of other cultures short shrift. Providing a much-needed solution to this problem, this unique guide offers wide-ranging and thorough coverage of non-classical mythological figures, from the Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas to Zu, the lion-headed Sumerian storm bird. With its global, multicultural perspective, Who's Who in Non-Classical Mythology presents exciting and readable accounts of the gods, heroes, and myths of Europe (including the Celts, Teutons, Slavs, and Basques) , the Americas, Africa, Australia, China, Japan, and Indonesia. For those interested in a fresh approach to world mythology it is indispensable; for lovers of the classical tradition it will open up a whole new world. ; 235 pages 
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276 Tabeling, Ernst MATER LARUM Zum Wesen Der Larenreligion
Arno Press 1976 0405072651 / 9780405072659 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear; Reprint of 1932 Edition in German: Inhalt: Das larenproblem in der modernen Forschung; Mater Larum im Ritual der fratres Arvales; Dea Mania Mater Larum; Acca Larenti(n)a; Dea Tacita; Mater Larum, Mond und Geburt; Genita Mana; Register. ; Ancient Religion and Mythology; 0.5 x 8.7 x 5.5 Inches; 103 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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277 Thomas, Joël L'IMAGINAIRE DE L'HOMME ROMAIN Dualité Et Complexité
Éditions Latomus 2006 2870312407 / 9782870312407 Softcover Fine 
Collection Latomus Volume 299; 246 pages 
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278 Thomson, J. A. K CLASSICAL INFLUENCES ON ENGLISH POETRY
Collier Books 1962 Softcover Good 
Spine sunned and creased. Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown) with additional names. Underlining and markings in red pen to some pages. ; 254 pages 
Price: 5.00 USD
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279 Troyes, Chretien De; Mario Roques LES ROMANS DE CHRETIEN DE TROYES: EREC ET ENIDE Edites D'Apres La Copie De Guiot (Bibl. Nat. , Fr. 794)
Librairie Honore Champion 1981 2852030098 / 9782852030091 Softcover Very Good 
Creasing to spine and front cover. Fly page has one line of writing in pen. One page of text has notes in pen. ; Classiques Francais Du Moyen Age; Vol. 80 
Price: 18.00 USD
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280 Tyrrell, William Blake AMAZONS A Study in Athenian Mythmaking
The Johns Hopkins University Press 1984 0801831180 / 9780801831188 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear else Fine. ; Examines the development of this myth using the text of Aeschylus's ORESTEIA to lay the conflicts and sharp male/female polarities within Athenian society that fostered the Amazon myth. ; 192 pages 
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281 Tyrrell, William Blake AMAZONS A Study in Athenian Mythmaking
The Johns Hopkins University Press 1984 0801831180 / 9780801831188 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light sunning to spine. Front board has two stains from removed stickers. ; Examines the development of this myth using the text of Aeschylus's ORESTEIA to lay the conflicts and sharp male/female polarities within Athenian society that fostered the Amazon myth. ; 192 pages 
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282 Tyrrell, William Blake AMAZONS A Study in Athenian Mythmaking
The Johns Hopkins University Press 1989 0801838584 / 9780801838583 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light creasing to upper corners. Former owner's name on ffep. Tiny stain to textblock. ; Examines the development of this myth using the text of Aeschylus's Oresteia to lay the conflicts and sharp male/female polarities within Athenian society that fostered the Amazon myth. ; 166 pages 
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283 Tyrrell, William Blake AMAZONS A Study in Athenian Mythmaking
The Johns Hopkins University Press 1984 0801831180 / 9780801831188 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light bump to 1 corner. Foxing to textblock. Tiny abrasion to front board. ; Examines the development of this myth using the text of Aeschylus's ORESTEIA to lay the conflicts and sharp male/female polarities within Athenian society that fostered the Amazon myth. ; 192 pages 
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284 Untersteiner, Mario LA FISIOLOGIA DEL MITO Seconda Edizione Accresciuta E Aggiornata
"la Nuova Italia" Editrice 1972 Paperback Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Scholar's name in pen to ffep (E. Robbins). Very light corner crease to a few pages. Else minor shelfwear to book. DJ is present but DJ flaps are detached. ; IL Pensiero Storico 61; 520 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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285 Van Aken, A. R. A. ; (D. R. Welsh, translator) THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1965 0132753626 / 9780132753623 Softcover Good 
Textblock is Cracked between page 64 and 65 else VG; translated from the Dutch; A Spectrum Book; 155 pages; Complete guide to classical myth and legend. Includes Greco-Roman deities, and heroes, religious festivals, significant locales... 
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286 Vatin, Claude ARIANE ET DIONYSOS Un Mythe De L'Amour Conjugal
Éditions Rue D'Ulm 2004 2728803048 / 9782728803040 Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Small puncture/tear to upper corner of front wrap extending in about 2 pages. ; Includes handwritten note from author tipped in. ; Études De Littérature Ancienne 14; 141 pages; Signed by Author 
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287 Vernant, Jean-Pierre & (Janet Lloyd, translated by) MYTH AND SOCIETY IN ANCIENT GREECE Translated from the French
Methuen & Company 1980 0416338305 / 9780416338300 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear. Former owner's name to half-title. ; University Paperbacks 775; 242 pages 
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288 Vernant, Jean-Pierre & Pierre Vidal-Naquet & (Janet Lloyd, translated by) MYTH AND TRAGEDY IN ANCIENT GREECE
Zone Books 1988 0942299183 / 9780942299182 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book has very light shelfwear else fine. DJ has very light creasing along top edge. ; Jean Pierre-Vernant and Pierre Vidal-Naquet are leaders in a contemporary French classical scholarship that has produced a a stunning reconfiguration of Greek thought and literature. In this work, published here as a single volume, the authors present a disturbing and decidedly non-classical reading of Greek tragedy that insists on its radical discontinuity with our own outlook and with our social, aesthetic, and psychological categories. Originally published in French in two volumes, this new single-volume edition includes revised essays from volume one and is the first English translation of both volumes. ; 538 pages 
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289 Versnel, H. S. INCONSISTENCIES IN GREEK AND ROMAN RELIGION I Ter Unus: Isis, Dionysus, Hermes - Three Studies in Henotheism
E. J. Brill 1990 9004092668 / 9789004092662 Softcover Good+ 
Scholar's name to ffep. Underlining and marginalia in pen by scholar Janssen. Book has very light shelfwear otherwise. ; Studies in Greek and Roman Religion, Vol 6; Vol. 1; 267 pages; This is the first of a two-volume collection of studies in inconsistencies in Greek and Roman religion. Their common aim is to argue for the historical relevance of various types of ambiguity and dissonance. The first volume focuses on the central paradoxes in ancient henotheism. The term "henotheism" - a modern formation after the stereotyped acclamation: #EIS O QEOS# ("one is the god"), common to early Christianity and contemporaneous paganism - denotes the specific devotion to one particular god without denying the existence of, or even cultic attention to, other gods. After its prime in the 1920s and 1930s the term fell into disuse. Nonetheless, the notion of henotheism represents one of the most remarkable and significant shifts in Graeco-Roman religion. 
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290 Vickers, Brian TOWARDS GREEK TRAGEDY Drama, Myth, Society
Longman 1973 0582504473 / 9780582504479 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Comparative Tragedy, I; 666 pages; Contents: I Tragedy and reality 1 Metaphysics and mystiques 2 Suffering and sympathy 3 Society, religion and the individual; II Tragedy and myth 4 Myth: function and analysis 5 Structure and ethics in Greek myth 6 Myths in tragedy; III Tragic form and tragic feeling 7 The Oresteia: nature versus perversion 8 Helplessness and power in Greek tragedy: suppliant, protector; oppressor, revenger 9 Sophocles: suffering integrity 10 Four 'Electra' plays. Conclusion. Appendices I Else on katharsis II Kirk on myth III Matriliny, patriliny, and the erosion of a parent. 
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291 Vidal-Naquet, Pierre; Szegedy-Maszak, Andrew (Tr. ) THE BLACK HUNTER Forms of Thought and Forms of Society in the Greek World
The Johns Hopkins University Press 1986 0801832519 / 9780801832512 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket has edgewear with chipping and a few closed tears. Minor discoloration to cloth. ; With a foreword by Bernard Knox. ; 392 pages; The black hunter travels through the mountains and forests of Greek mythology, living on the frontier of the city-state, of adulthood, of class, of ethics, of sexuality. Taking its title from this figure, The Black Hunter approaches the Greek world from its margins and charts the elaborate system of oppositions that pervaded Greek culture and society: cultivated and wild, citizen and foreigner, real and imaginary, god and man. Organizing his discussions around four principle themes -- space and time; youth and warriors; women, slaves, and artisans; and the city of vision and of reality -- Pierre Vidal-Naquet focuses on the congruence of the textual and the actual, on the patterns that link literary, philosophical, and historical works with such social activities as war, slavery, education, and commemoration. The Black Hunter probes the interplay of world view, language, and social practice "to bring into dialogue that which does not naturally communicate according to the usual criteria of historical judgement. 
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292 Visser, Marinus Willem [M. W. ] De DIE NICHT MENSCHENGESTALTIGEN GÖTTER DER GRIECHEN
E. J. Brill 1903 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Dust-soiling to top of textblock. Scholars' bookplate to inner cover. Minor foxing. Bound in dark orange buckram with gilt title to spine. ; 273 pages 
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293 Vollkommer, Rainer HERAKLES IN THE ART OF CLASSICAL GREECE
Oxford University Committee for Archaeology 1989 0947816259 / 9780947816254 Paperback Very Good 
Scholar's large bookplate to inner cover (John H. Betts). Creasing to upper corner of front wraps. Else minor edgewear. ; Oxford University Committee for Archaeology. Monograph No. 25; 136 pages 
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294 Vries, G. J. De DE ZANG DER SIRENEN
Wolters-Noordhoff 1969 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Former owner's name to ffep. Light edgewear to wraps. ; 169 pages 
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295 Wagenvoort, H. PIETAS Selected Studies in Roman Religion
E. J. Brill 1980 9004061959 / 9789004061958 Softcover Good+ 
Scholar's name to ffep with his underlining and marginalia in red and black pen. Small stains to back wrap. No other defects. ; Studies in Greek and Roman Religion, Vol 1; 264 pages; Collection of Wagenvoort's papers in an English translation. 
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296 Walker, Henry John THESEUS AND ATHENS
Oxford University Press 1995 0195089081 / 9780195089080 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Underlining in pen throughout text. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. ; Theseus is celebrated as the greatest of Athenian heroes. This work explores what he meant to the Athenians at the height of their city-state in the fifth century B. C. Assembling material that has been scattered in scholarly works, Henry Walker examines the evidence for the development of themyth and cult of Theseus in the archaic age. He then looks to major works of classical literature in which Theseus figures, exploring the contradictions between the archaic, primitive side of his character and his refurbished image as the patron of democracy. His ambiguous nature as outsider, flouting accepted standards of behavior, while at the same time being a hero-king and a representative of higher ideals, is analyzed through his representations in the work of Bacchylides, Euripides, and Sophocles. This is the only work of scholarship that examines the literary representation ofTheseus so thoroughly. It brings to life a literary character whose virtues, flaws, and contradictions belong in no less a degree to his creators, the people of Athens. ; 0.85 x 9.32 x 6.32 Inches; 240 pages; Theseus is celebrated as the greatest of Athenian heroes. This work explores what he meant to the Athenians at the height of their city-state in the fifth century B. C. Assembling material that has been scattered in scholarly works, Henry Walker examines the evidence for the development of themyth and cult of Theseus in the archaic age. He then looks to major works of classical literature in which Theseus figures, exploring the contradictions between the archaic, primitive side of his character and his refurbished image as the patron of democracy. His ambiguous nature as outsider, flouting accepted standards of behavior, while at the same time being a hero-king and a representative of higher ideals, is analyzed through his representations in the work of Bacchylides, Euripides, and Sophocles. This is the only work of scholarship that examines the literary representation ofTheseus so thoroughly. It brings to life a literary character whose virtues, flaws, and contradictions belong in no less a degree to his creators, the people of Athens. 
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297 Walsh, David DISTORTED IDEALS IN GREEK VASE-PAINTING The World of Mythological Burlesque
Cambridge University Press 2008 052189641X / 9780521896412 Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Remainder mark (black marker line) to top textblock. Else very light shelfwear to book. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; This book examines Greek vase-paintings that depict humorous, burlesque, and irreverent images of Greek mythology and the gods. Many of the images present the gods and heroes as ridiculous and ugly. While the narrative content of some images may appear to be trivial, others address issues that are deeply serious. When placed against the background of the religious beliefs and social frameworks from which they spring, these images allow us to explore questions relating to their meaning in particular communities. Throughout, we see indications that Greek vase-painters developed their own comedic narratives and visual jokes. The images enhance our understanding of Greek society in just the same way as their more sober siblings in "serious" art. ; 1.04 x 9.31 x 6.34 Inches; 450 pages 
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298 Walter, Hans GRIECHISCHE GÖTTER Ihr Gestaltwandel Aus Den Bewusstseinsstufen Des Menschen Dargestellt an Den Bildwerken
R. Piper & Co 1971 3492019102 / 9783492019101 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear to book. DJ spine and top portion of wraps are Dustjacket has edgewear with light chipping and laminate lifting. DJ front flap is creased. ; 402 pages 
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299 Ward, A. G. , W. R. Connor, Ruth B. Edwards, Simon Tidworth & (Reynold Higgins, Pref. ) THE QUEST FOR THESEUS
NY Praeger Publishers 1970 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Very minor shelfwear to book and DJ. ; Large 8vo. 281pp, illustrated. Looks at the The Myth of Theseus and the reception of the myth from Bronze Age Greece to the Medieval era. ; Large 8vo; 281 pages 
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300 Warden, John ORPHEUS The Metamorphoses of a Myth
University of Toronto Press 1982 0802055184 / 9780802055187 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Very Minor Shelfwear. Else fine. ; 272 pages; The Myth of Orpheus, shaman and teacher, musician and lover, is the subject of this study. Contents: Orpheus of Virgil and Ovid: flebile nescio quid. W. S. Anderson; Songs of Orpheus and the New song of Christ (Eleanor Irwin) ; Sparagmos: Orpheus among the Chrisitians (Patricia Vicari) ; Orpheus and Ficino (Warden) ; Myth of Orpheus in Italian Renaissance Art, 1400-1600 (Scavizzi) ; Orfeo and Euridice, the first two operas (Timothy J. McGee) ; Orpheus and the Devil in Calderon's El Divino Orfeo c. 1634 (Pedro Leon) ; Triumph of Art, of Death: Orpheus in Spenser and Milton (Vicari). 
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