A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology by Pierre Grimal

By Pierre Grimal

Книга написана крупнейшим французским античником Пьером Грималем, перу которого принадлежит несколько десятков трудов по истории Рима."A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology" is a distillation into short type of the only resource dictionary of old Greek and Roman myths and legends. in accordance with Grimal's unique dictionary, first released in 1951 in France the concise model covers almost all significant characters, and 8 genaeological tables current the valuable complicated relationships among gods and males. The entries be aware of crucial types of every legend, and in simple terms the main major diversifications are lined, so that it will specialise in the typical middle of classical literature. short definitions are go referenced to brief money owed of the most legends.

Show description

Read or Download A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology PDF

Best mythology & folk tales books

Stupid History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions Through the Ages

Product Description Why precisely is Paul Revere respected? used to be the lightbulb relatively Thomas Edison's vivid concept? * Best-selling writer Leland Gregory employs his masterful wit to reveal ancient myths, pretend proof, unusual occasions, and stories of human stupidity all through heritage. If it can surprise you to benefit that Benjamin Franklin did not become aware of electrical energy, you are going to enjoy this tackle thousands of historic legends and debacles.

The Wicked Day (The Tormay Trilogy #3)

The 3rd and ultimate quantity of the epic fable saga that started with The Hawk and His Boy, and persisted with The Shadow on the Gate, The depraved Day tells the belief of the tale of Jute. monitoring the abductors of Giverny Farrow, Jute and his neighbors detect the darkish is at the march. Tormay teeters close to battle, and the duchies glance to Jute as their final and top wish.

Crossing Borders through Folklore: African American Women's Fiction and Art

Reading works by means of Toni Morrison, Paule Marshall, religion Ringgold, and Betye Saar, this leading edge e-book frames black women's aesthetic sensibilities throughout paintings kinds. Investigating the connection among vernacular folks tradition and formal expression, this research establishes how all the 4 artists engaged the id problems with the Nineteen Sixties and used folklore as a technique for crossing borders within the works they created through the following 20 years.

Petites mythologies de l'œil et de l'esprit : pour une sémiotique plastique

1. creation: Pour Une Semiotique Plastique; 2. Chapitre finest. Un Nu de Boubat: Semiotique Plastique et Discours Mythique en Photographie; three. I. L'approche semiotique des contrastes plastiques, p21; four. II. los angeles building du plan de l'expression, p26; five. III. Plan du contenu et constitution mythique, p31; 6.

Extra resources for A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Example text

Ajax returned to the battle after the death of Patroclus; Hector was about to attack him and would have done so had not Zeus, in deference to the fate which ordained that Hector should fall under Achilles' blows, enveloped them both in a cloud. Legends later than the Iliad put Ajax nearly on a par with Achilles. He was, like Achilles, made out to be the grandson of Aeacus (see TELAMON). In Attica his mother was said to be Periboea (5). When Heracles came to invite Telamon to take part in his expedition against Troy, he found Telamon in the middle of a banquet.

He also founded the Hieros Gamos, the religious ceremony symbolizing the marriage between Zeus and Hera. When Hera complained to Alalcomeneus, who had been made responsible for bringing up Athena, about Zeus' infidelities, he advised her to have a statue of herself made of oak and to have it wheeled through the streets attended by a retinue, as was done for a marriage. The ritual was supposed to revive ALCINOUS and renew the divine marriage (cf. CITHAERON). Alcathous (Άλκάθοος) ι. Son of Pelops (1) and Hippodamia (1) (Table 2).

Heracles received the mission of taking the girdle of Hippolyta (i), the queen of the Amazons. Hippolyta would have been willing to give him the girdle, but Hera incited the Amazons to mutiny and Heracles was forced to kill Hippolyta. On this expedition he was accompanied by Theseus, who abducted an Amazon called Antiope (2). In revenge the Amazons marched against Athens. They were defeated by the Athenians led by Theseus. There was also a story that the Amazons had sent a contingent commanded by their queen, Penthesilea, to help Priam.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.66 of 5 – based on 14 votes