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The gods of Olympus : a history, Barbara Graziosi

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The gods of Olympus : a history
Title
The gods of Olympus
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Graziosi
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The gods of Olympus are the most colorful characters of Greek civilization: even in antiquity, they were said to be cruel, oversexed, mad, or just plain silly. Yet for all their foibles and flaws, they proved to be tough survivors, far outlasting classical Greece itself. In Egypt, the Olympian gods claimed to have given birth to pharaohs; in Rome, they led respectable citizens into orgiastic rituals of drink and sex. Under Christianity and Islam they survived as demons, allegories, and planets; and in the Renaissance, they triumphantly emerged as ambassadors of a new, secular belief in humanity. Their geographic range, too, has been little short of astounding: in their exile, the gods of Olympus have traveled east to the walls of cave temples in China, and west to colonize the Americas. They snuck into Italian cathedrals, haunted Nietzsche, and visited Borges in his restless dreams. In a lively, original history, Barbara Graziosi offers the first account to trace the wanderings of these protean deities through the millennia. Drawing on a wide range of literary and archaeological sources, The Gods of Olympus opens a new window on the ancient world and its lasting influence"--
Summary
Chronicles the transformations of the Greek gods throughout history, evaluating their changing characters, stories and symbolic relevance in a variety of cultures spanning the ancient world through the Renaissance era
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10297907
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Graziosi, Barbara
Dewey number
292.2/11
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL783
LC item number
.G675 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Gods, Greek
  • Goddesses, Greek
  • Civilization
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology
  • HISTORY / Ancient / Greece
Target audience
adult
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a history
Label
The gods of Olympus : a history, Barbara Graziosi
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/571/9780805091571/image/lgcover.9780805091571.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013025023
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 290 pages
Isbn
9780805091571
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013025023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The gods of Olympus : a history, Barbara Graziosi
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/571/9780805091571/image/lgcover.9780805091571.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013025023
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 290 pages
Isbn
9780805091571
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013025023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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