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251 Sanderson, James L. & Everett Zimmerman (Eds. ) OEDIPUS Myth and Dramatic Form
Houghton and Mifflin 1968 Softcover Very Good 
Creasing and minor rubbing to wraps. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). ; 341 pages 
Price: 8.00 USD
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252 Sanderson, James L. & Irwin Gopnik (Eds. ) PHAEDRA AND HIPPOLYTUS Myth and Dramatic Form
Houghton and Mifflin 1966 Softcover Very Good 
Minor creasing and some rubbing to wraps. ; 338 pages 
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253 Schibli, Hermann Sadun PHEREKYDES OF SYROS
Oxford Clarendon Press 1990 0198143834 / 9780198143833 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light pencil to a couple of pages. Very light bumping to bottom corners. Else book is fine. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing with some staining to front DJ flap. ; In the sixth century B. C. , Pherekydes of Syros, the reputed teacher of Pythagoras and a contemporary of Thales and Anaximander, wrote a book about the birth of the gods and the origin of the cosmos. Considered one of the first prose works of Greek literature, Pherekydes' book survives only in fragments. Drawing on these fragments, as well as the ancient testimonies, Schibli here reconstructs the theo-cosmological schema of Pherekydes. From the mythopoeic creation account, colorful narratives of a divine marriage and a battle of the gods, and his remarks on the soul, Pherekydes emerges as a figure who moved between myth and philosophy, and as an important witness to early Greek thought in its various manifestations. ; 0.82 x 8.62 x 6.18 Inches; 240 pages 
Price: 140.00 USD
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254 Schlam, Carl C. CUPID AND PSYCHE: Apuleius and the Monuments
American Philological Association 1976 0891302476 / 9780891302476 Softcover Very Good 
Spine slightly browned. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). ; Includes a letter from Carl Schlam to Roger Hornsby; 9.25 x 0.25 x 6.25 Inches; 61 pages 
Price: 47.00 USD
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255 Sebeok, Thomas A. (Ed. ) MYTH: A SYMPOSIUM
Indiana University Press 1965 Softcover Very Good- 
Yellowing to wraps. Creasing to spine. Some shelfwear. ; A Midland Book; 180 pages 
Price: 5.00 USD
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256 Segal, Charles ORPHEUS The Myth of the Poet
The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 0801837081 / 9780801837081 Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Very minor shelfwear to DJ at heel of spine else Fine. DJ has minor discoloration to spine and front panel. ; Surveys the literary treatment of the Orpheus myth as the myth of the essence of poetry, its ability to encounter the fullest possible intensity of beauty and sorrow and to transform they into song. The first half concentrates on the ancient literary tradiiton. Later chapters focus on the continuities of the myth in modern literature. ; 256 pages 
Price: 80.00 USD
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257 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 
Price: 82.00 USD
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258 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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259 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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260 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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261 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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262 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 
Price: 14.00 USD
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263 Shive, David NAMING ACHILLES
Oxford University Press 1987 0195048601 / 9780195048605 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light shelfwear. Foxing to textblock. ; 0.75 x 8.56 x 5.63 Inches; 204 pages; F. A. Wolf set the "Homeric Question" nearly two centuries ago when he argued convincingly that "Homer" was a non-literate bard incapable of composing and performing the monumental Iliad and Odyssey as we have them. In the long debate that has followed, one of the most prominent figures has been Milman Parry, who argued that there was great economy and extension of formulaic diction in the Homeric poems, that the poet was in effect highly constrained by this formulaic diction and by the strict metrical requirements of the oral tradition. He concluded that only a non-literate bard could have composed such epics under these constraints. In Naming Achilles, David Shive takes issue with Parry's findings. Engaging in a close analysis of the hero Achilles as he is named in all the grammatical cases, he has concluded that Parry's thesis does not hold, that there is more extension and less economy than Milman Parry claimed to find. Homer's poetry can be seen as more creative, less restricted, and in fact does not differ markedly from subsequent literary work. 
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264 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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265 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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266 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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267 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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268 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 
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269 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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270 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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271 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 
Price: 30.00 USD
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272 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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273 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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274 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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275 Stanford, W. B. THE ULYSSES THEME A Study in the Adaptability of a Traditional Hero
Basil Blackwell 1968 0631078401 / 9780631078401 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Obituary of Finley tipped in. Light bumping to corners. DJ has edgewear with chipping and small tears. DJ has browning. ; 340 pages; Surveys the literature of this tradition, emphasizing the major contributions of such writers are Virgil, Dante, Shakespeare, Tennyson, Joyce and Kazantzakis. He finds in the main trends of this literature a distinction between Ulysses the statesman and Ulysses the wanderer. 
Price: 42.00 USD
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276 Stanford, W. B. & J. V. Luce THE QUEST FOR ULYSSES
Phaidon Press 1974 0714816167 / 9780714816166 Hardcover Good+ in Good dust jacket 
Boards bowed. Scholar's name to ffep (G. P. Goold). DJ has some creasing, chipping and tears. ; 9.6 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches; 256 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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277 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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278 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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279 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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280 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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281 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 
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282 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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283 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 
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284 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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285 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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286 Thomas, Joël L'IMAGINAIRE DE L'HOMME ROMAIN Dualité Et Complexité
Éditions Latomus 2006 2870312407 / 9782870312407 Softcover Fine 
Collection Latomus Volume 299; 246 pages 
Price: 90.00 USD
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287 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 
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288 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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289 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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290 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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291 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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292 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 
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293 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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294 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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295 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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296 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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297 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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298 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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299 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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300 Vries, G. J. De DE ZANG DER SIRENEN
Wolters-Noordhoff 1969 1st Edition Softcover Very Good 
Former owner's name to ffep. Light edgewear to wraps. ; 169 pages 
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