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The gods of Olympus : a history, Barbara Graziosi

Label
The gods of Olympus : a history
Title
The gods of Olympus
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Graziosi
Creator
Subject
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"--
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Graziosi, Barbara
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gods, Greek
  • Goddesses, Greek
  • Civilization
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology
  • HISTORY / Ancient / Greece
Label
The gods of Olympus : a history, Barbara Graziosi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Birth: Archaic Greece -- Part II. Dialogue: Classical Athens -- Part III. Travel: Hellenistic Egypt -- Part IV. Translation: the Roman Empire -- Part V. Disguise: Christianity and Islam -- Part VI. Born again: the Renaissance
Control code
866251254
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 290 pages
Isbn
9780805091571
Lccn
2013025023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)866251254
Label
The gods of Olympus : a history, Barbara Graziosi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Birth: Archaic Greece -- Part II. Dialogue: Classical Athens -- Part III. Travel: Hellenistic Egypt -- Part IV. Translation: the Roman Empire -- Part V. Disguise: Christianity and Islam -- Part VI. Born again: the Renaissance
Control code
866251254
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 290 pages
Isbn
9780805091571
Lccn
2013025023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)866251254

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