Gods and Heroes of the Greeks: The Library of Apollodorus

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Univ of Massachusetts Press, 1976 - Religion - 311 pages
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Contents

Theogony the Rape of Persephone the Battle of the Godsand Giants 111163
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Prometheus Deucalion and Pyrrha and Their Children the Children and Grandchildren of Aeolus 1711915
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Jason the Argonauts Medea and the Golden Fleece 19161928
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The Family of Inachus Including Io Bellerophon and Perseus 211248
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Theseus 3161Epitome 1
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Pelops Marriage with Hippodamia His Sons Atreus and Thyestes Thyestes Banquet Aegisthus Son of Thyestes Agamemnon and Menelaus Sons of At...
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The Trojan War Epitome 35
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The Returns Including Agamemnons Death and the Return of Menelaus Epitome 6
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Heracles and the Sons of Heracles 248285
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The Family of Agenor Europa Cadmus and Minos Cadmus Founding of Thebes Oedipus the Seven Against Thebes the Epigoni 311377
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The Family of Pelasgus Including Lycaon Callisto and Arcas Atalanta the Family of Atlas Including Hermes Asclepius the Birth of Helen Castor and ...
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The Kings of Athens 31413158
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The Return and Death of Odysseus Epitome 7
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SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
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Index
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Page 22 - EO James, Myth and Ritual in the Ancient Near East (London, 1958), ch. 5, "The Myth and Ritual of Creation," 144-77, discusses various Near Eastern creation stories along with those from Greece.
Page 29 - Frazer said : ... we do no indignity to the myth of Demeter and Persephone — one of the few myths in which the sunshine and clarity of the Greek genius are crossed by the shadow and mystery of death — when we trace its origin to some of the most familiar, yet eternally affecting aspects of nature, to the melancholy gloom and decay of autumn and to the freshness, the brightness, and the verdure of...
Page 25 - Language and mind, poetry and biology meet and bear on one another in the figure of Orpheus
Page 26 - See ER Dodds, The Greeks and the Irrational (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1963), 77-79; and George Thomson, Aeschylus and Athens, (London, 1966), 103, 351-58.

About the author (1976)

Michael Simpson is professor of classics in the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is author of Gods and Heroes of the Greeks: The "Library" of Apollodorus.

Baskin, a Caldecott Honor artist, has been a dominant figure in the art world for more than forty years. A creator of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he has received numerous honors. His prints and watercolors are found in most of the world's major museums. He lives in western Massachusetts.

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