Ancient Greek Beliefs

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Lee And Vance Publishing Co, 2007 - History - 828 pages
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A massive 827-page descriptive and analytical history of Hellenic myths, folklore, religious beliefs and practices, "Ancient Greek Beliefs" by Perry L. Westmoreland is a comprehensive, impressively researched, superbly organized and written body of work which is divided into three major sections: Greek Mythology, The Ancient Greeks; and Conclusions. Individual chapters are devoted to early Hellenic creation myths, a descriptive roster of the Greek gods and goddesses associated with Mount Olympus, and an informative roster of other Greek immortals ranging from Aristeas to Xanthus. Also covered are other immortal groups of beings such as Daemons and demons, the Fates, the Graces, Nymphs, River Gods, and others. Then there are the mortals such as Heracles and Adonis who were raised to the status of gods. Also covered are tributes to the gods, Greek heroes, and special mortals and mortal groups identified in ancient Greek histories and myths such as King Midas and the Amazons. Of special note are the chapters on Ghosts and 'Abridged Stores of Greek Mythologies', Seers and Philosophers, and the 'Ancient Greek Mysteries'. This first major section concludes with informative 'Timelines in Mythology'. The second section of "Ancient Greek Beliefs" offers an informed and informative survey and overview of early Greek history including the city states of Athens and Sparta, the Greco-Persian war, athletic games, coinage, islands, language, people, environments, social strata, and more. The third and final section covers ancient Hellenic religious beliefs. Enhanced with the inclusion of an extensive glossary, "Ancient Greek Beliefs" is a monumental work of considerable scholarship and expertise which is especially recommended for school and community Hellenic Studies library collections, as well as supplemental reading lists for students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in ancient Greek history, culture, philosophy, and religion. EDITOR'S NOTE: The Midwest Book Review is an organization of volunteers committed to promoting literacy, library usage, and small press publishing. We accept no funds from authors or publishers in order to avoid possible conflict of interest issues. Full permission is given to post any of these reviews on thematically appropriate websites, newsgroups, listserves, internet discussion groups, organizational newsletters, or to interested individuals. Please give the Midwest Book Review a credit line when doing so.
 

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Author: Midwest Book Review
Date: Mar 4, 2008 22:38
The Mythology Shelf
Ancient Greek Beliefs
Perry L. Westmoreland
Lee and Vance Publishing Company
511 East San Ysidro Bouevard, #432, San Ysidro, CA 92173
Columbine Communications & Publications (publicity)
16707 Saddle Court, Sonora, CA 95370
9780979324819, $44.99 plwnav56@yahoo.com
A massive 827-page descriptive and analytical history of Hellenic myths, folklore, religious beliefs and practices, "Ancient Greek Beliefs" by Perry L. Westmoreland is a comprehensive, impressively researched, superbly organized and written body of work which is divided into three major sections: Greek Mythology, The Ancient Greeks; and Conclusions. Individual chapters are devoted to early Hellenic creation myths, a descriptive roster of the Greek gods and goddesses associated with Mount Olympus, and an informative roster of other Greek immortals ranging from Aristeas to Xanthus. Also covered are other immortal groups of beings such as Daemons and demons, the Fates, the Graces, Nymphs, River Gods, and others. Then there are the mortals such as Heracles and Adonis who were raised to the status of gods. Also covered are tributes to the gods, Greek heroes, and special mortals and mortal groups identified in ancient Greek histories and myths such as King Midas and the Amazons. Of special note are the chapters on Ghosts and 'Abridged Stores of Greek Mythologies', Seers and Philosophers, and the 'Ancient Greek Mysteries'. This first major section concludes with informative 'Timelines in Mythology'. The second section of "Ancient Greek Beliefs" offers an informed and informative survey and overview of early Greek history including the city states of Athens and Sparta, the Greco-Persian war, athletic games, coinage, islands, language, people, environments, social strata, and more. The third and final section covers ancient Hellenic religious beliefs. Enhanced with the inclusion of an extensive glossary, "Ancient Greek Beliefs" is a monumental work of considerable scholarship and expertise which is especially recommended for school and community Hellenic Studies library collections, as well as supplemental reading lists for students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in ancient Greek history, culture, philosophy, and religion.
 

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The Persians
254
Prometheus Bound
256
Seven Against Thebes
259
Suppliant Women
260
Euripides 19 plays extant
263
Andromache
265
Bacchae
267
Cyclops
268

Ares
44
Artemis
45
Athena
46
Demeter
50
Dionysus
52
Hades
53
Hephaestus
54
Hera
55
Hermes
56
Poseidon
57
Zeus
60
Powers of the Gods and Goddesses
61
Zeus
63
Athena
64
Ares
65
The Underworld Asphodel Fields Elysium Fields and Tartarus
67
The Underworld
68
Aeacus Minos and Rhadamanthus
69
Elysium Fields Islands of the Blessed
70
Erinyes
71
Ixion
72
Orpheus
73
Shades
74
Suppliant Daughters of Danaus
75
Tantalus
76
Tartarus
77
Tombs and Crypts
78
Unusual Nature of the Greek Underworld
79
Visit of Odysseus to the Underworld
81
Other Immortals
82
Calypso
83
Circe
85
Cronus
86
Dyke Astraea
87
Echidna
88
Eileithyia
89
Eos
90
Epimetheus
91
Eris
92
Gaea
93
Helios
94
Hestia
95
Iris
96
Nemesis
97
Nereus
98
Pandia
99
Proteus
101
Selene
102
Styx
103
Thetis
104
Triton
105
Uranus
106
Circe
107
Iris
108
Proteus
109
Other Immortal Groups
110
Fates
111
Graces
112
Hours
113
Muses
114
Nymphs
116
Pleiades
117
River Gods
118
Winds
120
Mortals Elevated to Mount Olympus
121
Adonis
122
Amphiaraus
123
Ariadne
124
Dioscuri
126
Ganymede
127
Heracles
128
Peleus
134
Semele Thyone
135
Tributes to the Gods
136
Festivals of the Gods
137
Mountains Sacred to the Gods
139
Oracles
140
Priests and Priestesses
143
Sacred Oaths
144
Shrines Temples and Groves of the Gods
145
Aeaea
149
Erytheia
150
Heroes
151
Achilles
153
Andromache
156
Bellerophon
157
Diomedes
159
Jason
161
Meleager
162
Nestor
163
Odysseus
165
Odysseus in the Odyssey
166
Perseus
168
Theseus
170
Tydeus
174
Special Mortals
175
Arion
176
Baucis and Philemon
177
Cassandra
178
Cecrops
179
Daedalus and Icarus
181
Damocles
182
Erysichthon
183
Hector
184
Hero and Leander
185
Iphigenia
186
King Ion Father of the Greek Tribes
187
King Midas
188
King Minos and Scylla
189
Leda
190
Medea
191
Penelope
192
Queen Alcestis
193
Teiresias
194
Some Mortal Groups
196
Ancient Cretans
197
Ancient Egyptians
199
Centaurs
201
Pelasgians
203
Satyrs
204
Ghosts
205
Ghost of Achilles
207
Madness a Demon
208
Phantom of Heracles
209
Abridged Stories of Greek Mythology
210
Literary Foundation
215
Inaccuracies and Different Versions
218
Epigoni
221
Family of Atreus
222
Hellenic Medicine
226
Jason and the Golden Fleece
228
Oedipus the King
232
Seven Against Thebes
233
Twelve Labors of Heracles
234
First Labor
235
Fourth Labor
236
Eighth Labor
237
Twelfth Labor
238
Magical Scheria Island
239
Weird Creatures
240
Background
243
Forgotten Songs
245
Aeschylus 7 plays extant
247
Orestes Trilogy
248
Libation Bearers
250
Eumenides Furies
251
Electra
271
Hecuba
274
Helen
276
Heracleidae
279
Hippolytus
282
Ion
284
Iphigenia in Aulis
287
Iphigenia in Tauris
290
Madness of Heracles
293
Medea
296
Orestes
298
Phoenician Women
301
Rhesus
305
The Suppliants
308
Trojan Women
309
Sophocles 7 plays extant
313
Antigone
315
Electra
317
Oedipus at Colonus
319
Oedipus the King
321
Philoctetes
322
Women of Trachis
325
Aristophanes 11 plays extant
328
The Immortals and the Trojan War
330
Apollo
332
Ate
333
Demeter
334
Ganymede
335
Hera
337
Hermes
339
Poseidon
340
Scamander Xanthus River
342
Thetis
343
Winds
345
Zeus
346
The Bows of Eurytus Heracles and Paris
349
Paris
350
Breakdown of the Achaean Force
351
Trojans and their Allies
356
The Twentyfour Books of the Iliad
358
Notes on the Iliad
413
Faults of the Iliad
417
Background
419
Notes on the Odyssey
496
Faults of the Odyssey
497
Seers
500
Seers of the Trojan War
502
Fallibility of Seers
504
The Constellations
505
Cancer the Crab June 21 July 22
506
Capricorn the Sea Goat December 22 January 19
507
Cassiopeia the Queen
508
Eridanus the River
509
Orion the Hunter
510
Philosophers
511
Trial of Socrates
513
Words of Socrates According to Xenophon
514
Works of Plato
515
Critias
516
Crito
517
Gorgias
518
Laches or Courage
519
Lysis or Friendship
524
Phaedo
525
Phaedrus
526
Protagoras
527
Republic
528
Seventh Letter
533
Sophist
534
Symposium
535
Timaeus
536
Ancient Greek Mysteries
537
Thesmophoria
538
Dione
539
Dioscuri
540
Orphic Mysteries
541
Sophocles
543
Timelines in Greek Mythology
544
Timeline Eras
547
Between 1263 and 1163 BC Era of Greek Myths
548
Between 1163 and 750 BC The Greek Dark Ages
550
Between 500 and 399 BC Part of Classical Greek Age
551
Dating Greek Mythology
553
Dating the Era of Greek Myths using Individuals
554
Theseus
555
Achilles
556
Agamemnon and Menelaus
557
Atalanta
558
Euryalus
559
Hector and Andromache
560
Helenus and Andromache
561
Ixion
562
Medea
563
Meleager
564
Odysseus
565
Orestes Neoptolemus Andromache and Hermione
566
Peleus
567
Thyestes Atreus Chrysippus and Laius
568
Dating the Era of Greek Myths Using Events
569
Caledonian Boar Hunt
570
The Trojan War
572
Voyage of the Argo
574
Wedding of Peleus and Thetis
576
Recapitulation of the Era of Greek Myths
577
Ancient Dates Listed in Chronological Order
580
The Ancient Greeks
592
Athens
594
Sparta
596
GrecoPersian War 490 to 479 BC
598
Special Achievers
600
Athletic Games
602
Cities and Regions
603
Coinage
605
Earth Metals and Precious Stones
606
Flora and Fauna
607
Fauna
612
Greek Islands and other Nearby Islands
613
Greek Language
614
Greek People
615
Greek Alphabet
616
Mountains
617
Rivers and Lakes
618
Self Defense
619
Sex
620
Trade and Shipping
621
Units of Measure
622
Conclusions
623
Burials and Cremations
624
Era of Greek Myths
625
Hymns
626
Sacrifices and Offerings
629
Death of the Ancient Greek Religion
630
Considering their Beliefs
632
Beliefs about Ghosts
633
Beliefs about Heroes
636
Beliefs about Seers and Oracles
639
Beliefs about the Flood
644
Beliefs about the Underworld
645
Beliefs about Timelines
650
Excesses of the Ancient Greeks
656
Nature of the Ancient Greeks
657
Numbers
658
Story Variations
661
Admiration for the Ancient Greeks
665
Glossary
668
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