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  • A Companion to Greek Religionby Daniel Ogden

    Wiley 2008; US$ 214.95

    This major addition to Blackwell’s Companions to the Ancient World series covers all aspects of religion in the ancient Greek world from the archaic, through the classical and into the Hellenistic period. Written by a panel of international experts Focuses on religious life as it was experienced by Greek men and women at different times and... more...

  • Perseusby Daniel Ogden

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 34.95

    The son of Zeus, Perseus belongs in the first rank of Greek heroes. Indeed to some he was a greater hero even than Heracles. With the help of Hermes and Athena he slew the Gorgon Medusa, conquered a mighty sea monster and won the hand of the beautiful princess Andromeda. This volume tells of his enduring myth, it's rendering in art and literature,... more...

  • Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worldsby Daniel Ogden

    Oxford University Press, USA 2002; US$ 29.99

    In a culture where the supernatural possessed an immediacy now strange to us, magic was of great importance both in the literary and mythic tradition and in ritual practice. Recently, ancient magic has hit a high in popularity, both as an area of scholarly inquiry and as one of general, popular interest. In Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek... more...

  • The Hellenistic Worldby Daniel Ogden

    Classical Press of Wales 2003; US$ 30.00

    The history of the hellenistic world has long been more popular than has widely been realized. This volume seeks to contribute to that popularity. Here are fourteen new perspectives on the period from a distinguished and international group of scholars. Their varied papers are grouped together around five themes: Structure and System; King and Court;... more...

  • Dragons, Serpents, and Slayers in the Classical and Early Christian Worldsby Daniel Ogden

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 19.99

    Stories about dragons, serpents, and their slayers make up a rich and varied tradition within ancient mythology and folklore. In this sourcebook, Daniel Ogden presents a comprehensive and easily accessible collection of dragon myths from Greek, Roman, and early Christian sources. Some of the dragons featured are well known: the Hydra, slain by Heracles;... more...

  • Philip II and Alexander the Greatby Elizabeth Carney; Daniel Ogden

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 84.99

    The careers of Philip II and his son Alexander the Great (III) were interlocked in innumerable ways: Philip II centralized ancient Macedonia, created an army of unprecedented skill and flexibility, came to dominate the Greek peninsula, and planned the invasion of the Persian Empire with a combined Graeco-Macedonian force, but it was Alexander who actually... more...

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