The Gods of the Greeks (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Gods of the Greeks Drawing on a wealth of sources, from Hesiod to Pausanias and from the Orphic Hymns to Proclus, Professor Ker nyi provides a clear and scholarly exposition of all the most important Greek myths.
- Published: 01 February 1980
- Format: Paperback 304 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780500270486 ISBN 10: 0500270481
- Sales rank: 235,250
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Full description for The Gods of the Greeks
After a brief introduction, the complex genealogies of the gods lead him from the begettings of the Titans and from Aphrodite under all her titles and aspects, to Apollo, Hermes and the reign of Zeus, touching upon the Affairs of Pan, nymphs, satyrs, cosmogonies and the birth of mankind, until he reaches the ineffable mystery of Dionysos. The lively and highly readable narrative is complemented by an appendix of detailed references to all the original texts and a fine selection of illustrations taken from vase paintings.