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The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus

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Aliki

The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus

Editura: HarperTrophy

Anul aparitiei: 1997

The awesome Olympians of Greek mythology come to life as Aliki skillfully weaves many of the tales that have fascinated children for generations. Long, long ago in ancient Greece, people began telling wonderful stories to explain the mysteries of life. These myths featured gods and goddesses, mighty beings who look human but have amazing powers and live forever. Now you can meet these extraordinary characters and hear their legends, brought to life again by Aliki in this splendid, panoramic look at the amazing stories and characters of Greek legend. In these pages you will meet the great immortals: Zeus, the powerful king of the gods, and Hera, his beautiful but jealous wife. You will meet Athena, who sprung from Zeus's head fully grown, and the lovely Aphrodite, who rose out of the sea on a cushion of foam. You will hear the story of the fierce battle fought to earn them their golden thrones. "A lively genealogy of the Greek deities." (Childhood Education)

  

On Matricide: Myth, Psychoanalysis, and the Law of

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Amber Jacobs (Author)

On Matricide: Myth, Psychoanalysis, and the Law of the Mother

Editura: COLUMBIA UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 2007

Despite advances in feminism, the "law of the father" remains the dominant model of Western psychological and cultural analysis, and the law of the mother continues to exist as an underdeveloped and marginal concept. In her radical rereading of the Greek myth, Oresteia, Amber Jacobs hopes to rectify the occlusion of the mother and reinforce her role as an active agent in the laws that determine and reinforce our cultural organization. According to Greek myth, Metis, Athena's mother, was Zeus's first wife. Zeus swallowed Metis to prevent her from bearing children who would overthrow him. Nevertheless, Metis bore Zeus a child-Athena-who sprang forth fully formed from his head. In Aeschylus's Oresteia, Athena's motherless status functions as a crucial justification for absolving Orestes of the crime of matricide. In his defense of Orestes, Zeus argues that the father is more important than the mother, using Athena's "motherless" birth as an example. Conducting a close reading of critical works on Aeschylus's text, Jacobs reveals that psychoanalytic theorists have unwittingly reproduced the denial of Metis in their own critiques. This repression, which can be found in the work of ...

  

The Grail: From Celtic Myth to Christian Symbol

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Roger Sherman Loomis (Author)

The Grail: From Celtic Myth to Christian Symbol

Editura: PRINCETON UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1991

The medieval legend of the Grail, a tale about the search for supreme mystical experience, has never ceased to intrigue writers and scholars by its wildly variegated forms: the settings have ranged from Britain to the Punjab to the Temple of Zeus at Dodona; the Grail itself has been described as the chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper, a stone with miraculous youth-preserving virtues, a vessel containing a man's head swimming in blood; the Grail has been kept in a castle by a beautiful damsel, seen floating through the air in Arthur's palace, and used as a talisman in the East to distinguish the chaste from the unchaste. In his classic exploration of the obscurities and contradictions in the major versions of this legend, Roger Sherman Loomis shows how the Grail, once a Celtic vessel of plenty, evolved into the Christian Grail with miraculous powers. Loomis bases his argument on historical examples involving the major motifs and characters in the legends, beginning with the Arthurian legend recounted in the 1180 French poem by Chrtien de Troyes. The principal texts fall into two classes: those that relate the adventures of the knights in King Arthur's time and those that ...

  

Alexander the Great

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Lewis Vance Cummings (Author)

Alexander the Great

Editura: GROVE/ATLANTIC INC

Anul aparitiei: 2004

The facts of Alexander's life are extraordinary, and it's no surprise that two major Hollywood films on his life are in production. Born Alexander III, king of Macedonia, and the first king to be called the Great, he was born in 356 BC and brought up as crown prince. Taught for a time by Aristotle, he acquired a love for Homer and an infatuation with the heroic age. When his father Philip divorced Olympias to marry a younger princess, Alexander fled. Although allowed to return, he remained isolated and insecure untilP hilip's mysterious assassination about June 336. Alexander was at once presented to the army as king. Winning its support, he eliminated all potential rivals. No sooner had Alexander ascended the throne, than the Illyeians and other Northern tribes, which had been subdued by his father Philip, erupted into Macedonia, but they were quickly dispatched by the armies of Alexander. Some Grecian states, with Athens and Thebes at their head, thinking this a favorable oppurtunity, attempted to shake off the macedonia yoke; but the sudden appearance of the youthful Alexander in their midst soon put an end to all resistance. Thebes was taken by strom and razed to the ground, ...

  

Silent Urns: Romanticism, Hellenism, Modernity

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David Ferris (Author)

Silent Urns: Romanticism, Hellenism, Modernity

Editura: STANFORD UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 2000

The study of Greece as an icon of culture appears to be as old as Greece itself, as if, like Pallas Athene springing from the head of Zeus, its cultural significance had attained full maturity at birth. In Silent Urns, the author reveals how Greece attained such significance as the result of the attempt to reconcile individuality, freedom, history, and modernity in eighteenth-century aesthetics. He argues that Winckelmann's History of Ancient Art (1764) produced this reconciliation by developing a concept of culture that effectively defined our modern understanding of the term, as well as our sense of what it is to be modern. From this reconciliation, Greece emerges as the form in which culture is first conceptualized as a historically and politically defined category. In readings of works by Keats, Schelling, Aeschylus, Shelley, and Hölderlin, the author studies different aspects of Winckelmann's conceptualization of culture as it passes into Romantic Hellenism. Through these readings--in which individuality, identity, freedom, the tragic, and memory are all discussed--the book demonstrates how Romanticism took issue with the legacy of Greece that emerged in the eighteenth ...

  

Science and Other Poems

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Alison Hawthorne Deming (Author)

Science and Other Poems

Editura: LOUISIANA STATE UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1994

"I greatly admire Alison Deming's lucid and precise language, her stunning metaphors, her passion, her wild and generous spirit, her humor, her formal cunning. I am taken, as all readers will be, by the knowledge she displays and how she puts this knowledge to a poetic use; but I am equally taken--I am more taken--by the wisdom that lies behind the knowledge. I am amazed, and delighted, by her authority and tenacity. She is of this world; she lives in it, and for better or worse, it is the world she settles for; and she understands that, even if she must rage a little, and sometimes more than a little, she is one of its citizens. Like every original poet, she appears to have sprung full-blown--out of Zeus' head I want to say--but Aphrodite is here as well as Athena, the ocean as well as the mountain. I congratulate her on this fine book."--Gerald Stern Alison Hawthorne Deming brings to her first collection of verse the kinds of scrupulous observation and clear-eyed analysis that characterize scientific inquiry as well as a poet's eye for the telling moment.Science and Other Poems establishes astonishing parallels between the mute, inexorable processes of the physical universe and ...

  

Ye Gods!

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Stephen Elder (Author)

Ye Gods!

Editura: LULU PR

Anul aparitiei: 2012

"Ye Gods!" 1. exclamation of surprise 2. collection of short stories ranging from dark whimsy to scathing satire. Warning: this collection contains occasional wry humor, biting political commentary, social criticism, and dire prognostication. Side effects include but are not limited to: laughter, head shaking, and 3 AM epiphanies. Occasional tears have been reported. Characters are taken from various pantheons (Zeus, Shiva), classical literature/mythology (Icarus), history (Custer), and real life (Bigfoot, space aliens). This collection is intended to relieve the symptoms of boredom and ennui. It may be taken straight or with a grain of salt. Store in brightly lit areas such as beside a comfortable chair or on a bedside table.

  

Wave of Incarnations

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Frankysbride (Author)

Wave of Incarnations

Editura: LULU PR

Anul aparitiei: 2005

Greek deities are ancient. And they're always being reincarnated. Here they are again, on the North Shore of Oahu, in a totally psychedelic, comic, surreal, trippy surfing atmosphere of heart-stopping waves and hot golden sand. Otis turned his head, and his mouth fell slightly open when he observed the back of a lean tan Mexican dude, long dark waves of hippie hair, gold-embroidered mariachi royal purple moiré board shorts, shooting up the left toward Rocky Point on an electrifyingly responsive board. Kila's gasping vine-leaved brown head erupted beside him, like a rogue torpedo. "You see dat?!" he muttered hoarsely, water streaming down his face, staring at the Mexican, eyeballs large and white. Gripping Otis's shoulder with his small, round brown hand, he hissed, "Dat explains everyting!! Zeus is- a GOOFYFOOT!"

  

Hey Zeus!

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Shane Bordoli (Author)

Hey Zeus!

Editura: LULU PR

Anul aparitiei: 2011

Hey Zeus! is Shane Bordoli's debut collection of autobiographical stories. These tales of our times take in the scenery, and the debauchery, in places as far flung as Kathmandu and Manila on a journey straight through the soul, via the bottom of the bottle. Shot through with humour and a painful honesty, this is truly a voice of the modern condition. "My type of crazy; but seriously, great work. Felt it hit like a dirty euphoria at the back of my head." --M. Woods, Dissociative Collective NYC.

  

Centaur Redemption

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Nancy Straight (Author)

Centaur Redemption

Editura: SCOTT FORESMAN

Anul aparitiei: 2014

Cami and Drake's honeymoon is cut short as they escape attacks by the Council Enforcers and head to South Africa for the meeting of the Centaur Council, which has ordered a death sentence on Cami and all members of the Lost Herd. The Council Chairman is her grandmother, her most dangerous foe. Surrounded by family and friends, Drake and Cami face the Council, Cami's power-hungry uncles, an ambitious twin, taking the battle all the way to Zeus to attempt to win the freedom of the Tak herd.

  

David Lynch: The Unified Field

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Robert Cozzolino (Author)

David Lynch: The Unified Field

Editura: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR

Anul aparitiei: 2014

David Lynch is internationally renowned as a filmmaker, but it is less known that he began his creative life as a visual artist and has maintained a devoted studio practice, developing an extensive body of painting, prints, photography, and drawing. Featuring work from all periods of Lynch's career, this book documents Lynch's first major museum exhibition in the United States, bringing together works held in American and European collections and from the artist's studio. Much like his movies, many of Lynch's artworks revolve around suggestions of violence, dark humor, and mystery, conveying an air of the uncanny. This is often conveyed through the addition of text, wildly distorted forms, and disturbances in the paint fields that surround or envelop his figures. While a few relate to his film projects, most are independent works of art that reveal a parallel trajectory. Organized in close collaboration with the artist, David Lynch: The Unified Field brings together ninety-five paintings, drawings, and prints from 1965 to the present, often unified by the recurring motif of the home as a site of violence, memories, and passion. Other works explore the odd, tender, and mincing ...

  

The Box

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Laura Ryan Fedelia (Author)

The Box

Editura: BIBLIOBAZAAR

Anul aparitiei: 2013

It's not that Pan Blair, stay-at-home mother of three, has anything against humanity per se. It's just that she finds interacting with its members to be draining to the point of exhaustion. Her husband, however, can neither understand nor live with her introversion. When a scheme of his creation lands them on the brink of homelessness, Pan decides it's time to get the hell out of the passenger seat. It's time to take an active role in her own life. Even though she knows she's not remotely qualified for it, she accepts a management position at a bookstore. There's something eerily familiar about her new boss, the enigmatic Ignatius Pyre, but Pan has more than a few new revelations coming. As soon as she accepts the job, she faces a Herculean gamut of physical, emotional, and ethical trials. Every day, she learns a little bit more about herself, but nothing could possibly prepare her for the biggest shock of her life. Pan, it turns out, is short for Pandora, of Greek legend; what's more, Ignatius has been her soul mate throughout time. Together, they are about to turn the world upside down. But rather than unleashing the plague, pestilence, and misery of the legendary Pandora's Box ...

  

The Box

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Laura Ryan Fedelia (Author)

The Box

Editura: BIBLIOBAZAAR

Anul aparitiei: 2013

It's not that Pan Blair, stay-at-home mother of three, has anything against humanity per se. It's just that she finds interacting with its members to be draining to the point of exhaustion. Her husband, however, can neither understand nor live with her introversion. When a scheme of his creation lands them on the brink of homelessness, Pan decides it's time to get the hell out of the passenger seat. It's time to take an active role in her own life. Even though she knows she's not remotely qualified for it, she accepts a management position at a bookstore. There's something eerily familiar about her new boss, the enigmatic Ignatius Pyre, but Pan has more than a few new revelations coming. As soon as she accepts the job, she faces a Herculean gamut of physical, emotional, and ethical trials. Every day, she learns a little bit more about herself, but nothing could possibly prepare her for the biggest shock of her life. Pan, it turns out, is short for Pandora, of Greek legend; what's more, Ignatius has been her soul mate throughout time. Together, they are about to turn the world upside down. But rather than unleashing the plague, pestilence, and misery of the legendary Pandora's Box ...

  

Brick Greek Myths: The Stories of Heracles,

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Amanda Brack (Author)

Brick Greek Myths: The Stories of Heracles, Athena, Pandora, Poseidon, and Other Ancient Heroes of Mount Olympus

Editura: KESSINGER PUB LLC

Anul aparitiei: 2014

Meet the Greek gods and goddesses as you have never seen them--in LEGO form! Enjoy these fascinating myths, reimagined through elaborate scenes and colorful LEGO bricks in one thousand color photographs! This book shares a unique retelling of some of the most widely known and loved Greek myths, from the stories of Athena, Poseidon, and Pandora to the twelve labors of Hercules.Watch Athena spring from the head of ZeusSee Poseidon as he rules the seas with his mighty tridentMaintain hope with Pandora as her curiosity gets the best of herBeware the Nemean Lion as Hercules repents for his misdeeds.Be awestruck by the amazing Mount OlympusAnd much more--all created with LEGO bricks!These exciting retellings of ancient tales are consistent with the mythology behind them, while also capturing the creativity and whimsy of the stories with elaborate brick scenery. Brick Greek Myths will be a delight for LEGO tinkerers of all ages, a fun introduction to the tales for young readers, and an enchanting return to the stories for even the most devoted admirer of mythology. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for ...

  

The House of Atreus

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Aeschylus (Author)

The House of Atreus

Editura: UNIV OF MICHIGAN LIB

Anul aparitiei: 2011

Thank you for checking out this book by Theophania Publishing. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you soon. We have thousands of titles available, and we invite you to search for us by name, contact us via our website, or download our most recent catalogues. Of the life of Aeschylus, the first of the three great masters of Greek tragedy, only a very meager outline has come down to us. He was born at Eleusis, near Athens, B. C. 525, the son of Euphorion. Before he was twenty-five he began to compete for the tragic prize, but did not win a victory for twelve years. He spent two periods of years in Sicily, where he died in 456, killed, it is said, by a tortoise which an eagle dropped on his head. Though a professional writer, he did his share of fighting for his country, and is reported to have taken part in the battles of Marathon, Salamis, and Plataea. Of the seventy or eighty plays which he is said to have written, only seven survive: "The Persians," dealing with the defeat of Xerxes at Salamis; "The Seven against Thebes," part of a tetralogy on the legend of Thebes; "The Suppliants," on the daughters of Danaüs; "Prometheus Bound," part of a trilogy, of which ...

  

The Iliad of Homer

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Homer (Author)

The Iliad of Homer

Editura: KESSINGER PUB LLC

Anul aparitiei: 2014

The Iliad (sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege; the earlier events, such as the gathering of warriors for the siege, the cause of the war, and related concerns tend to appear near the beginning. Then the epic narrative takes up events prophesied for the future, such as Achilles' looming death and the sack of Troy, prefigured and alluded to more and more vividly, so that when it reaches an end, the poem has told a more or less complete tale of the Trojan War. The Iliad is paired with something of a sequel, the Odyssey, also attributed to Homer. Along with the Odyssey, the Iliad is among the oldest extant works of Western literature, and its written version is usually dated to around the eighth century BC. ...

  

Cage of Souls
Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke

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Tchaikovsky Adrian

Cage of Souls Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2020

Editura: Head of Zeus

Anul aparitiei: 2019

Humanity clings to life on a dying Earth in an epic, far-future science fiction novel from an award-winning author. The sun is bloated, diseased, dying perhaps. Beneath its baneful light, Shadrapar , last of all cities, harbours fewer than 100,000 human souls. Built on the ruins of countless civilisations, Shadrapar is a museum, a midden, an asylum, a prison on a world that is ever more alien to humanity. Bearing witness to the desperate struggle for existence between life old and new is Stefan Advani : rebel, outlaw, prisoner, survivor. This is his testament, an account of the journey that took him into the blazing desolation of the western deserts; that transported him east down the river and imprisoned him in the verdant hell of the jungle's darkest heart; that led him deep into the labyrinths and caverns of the underworld. He will meet with monsters, madman, mutants. The question is, which one of them will inherit this Earth?

  

The Solar War

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Riddle A.G.

The Solar War

Editura: Head of Zeus

Anul aparitiei: 2020

The Long Winter is over. We survived. But only just. On a ruined world, we rebuild, watching the sky, waiting for any sign of their return. With only nine million survivors from a population of billions, humanity's survival is far from guaranteed but with the glaciers receding, there is now, at least, a chance. But out on the edges of the solar system, beyond Neptune's orbit, three vast asteroids have broken free from the Kuiper Belt and started the long fall towards the Sun. In two years time their trajectories will converge on Earth. We have to face the truth: they are back. And this battle will be to the very end. As humanity prepares its last stand in space and on the ground, it splinters. In our darkest hour, factions form and trust evaporates. And yet not all is lost. Dr James Sinclair has a plan that could ensure the species' survival, but it comes with enormous risks. Implementing it means navigating a course between two deadly enemies. One thing is certain: Sinclair's gambit will change the human race forever.

  

Outside the Gates of Eden

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Shiner Lewis

Outside the Gates of Eden

Editura: Head of Zeus

Anul aparitiei: 2020

'Generous but unflinching, sweeping but intimate, fictional but true' KAREN JOY FOWLER. 'A brilliant requiem for our generation and all our dreams' GEORGE R.R. MARTIN. What happened to the idealism of the 1960s? This question has haunted a generation. Outside the Gates of Eden follows two men from their first meeting in high school to their final destination in the 21st century. Alex is torn between his father's business empire and his own artistic yearnings. Cole, constantly uprooted in his childhood, finds his calling at a Bob Dylan concert in 1965. From the Summer of Love in San Francisco to the Woodstock festival in upstate New York, from campus protests to the Soho art scene, from a communal farm in Virginia to the mariachis of Guanajuato, Mexico, the novel charts the rise and fall of the counterculture - and what came after. Using the music business as a window into the history of half a century, Outside the Gates of Eden is both epic and intimate, starkly realistic and ultimately hopeful, a War and Peace for the Woodstock generation. 'Shiner displays the panoramic historical consciousness of a Pynchon or DeLillo, and yet every page is suffused with a humble and scrupulous ...

  

People of Abandoned Character

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Whitfield Clare

People of Abandoned Character

Editura: Head of Zeus

Anul aparitiei: 2020

What would you do if you thought your husband was Jack the Ripper? A dark historical crime novel. Page dim. 228 x 145 Weight: 1412 grams

  
 
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