Greek Gods, Human Lives

Greek Gods, Human Lives

What We Can Learn From Myths

Book - 2003
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David Brown Book Co
`The myths, as the ancient authors related them, do not offer hope so much as a means of understanding.' Greek and Roman narratives are full of discussion and descriptions of the actions of the gods and their influence over human lives and, in this study, Mary Lefkowitz explores the role of gods and divine action in some of these texts.
The mythology of ancient Greece has fascinated readers for two millennia and has formed the basis of Western civilization. The Greek gods are a perennial source of delight because they seem so much like us: in their rages, their love affairs, and their obsession with honor, the gods often appear all too human.


Baker & Taylor
Insightful and fun, this new guide to an ancient mythology explains why the Greek gods and goddesses are still so captivating to us, revisiting the work of Homer, Ovid, Virgil, and Shakespeare in search of the essence of these stories. (Mythology & Folklore)

Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2003
ISBN: 9780300101454
Characteristics: xi, 288 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm


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