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  • Encyclopedia of Greco-Roman Mythologyby Mike Dixon-Kennedy

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 65.00

    This easy-to-use guide presents the myths and legends in A-Z format, complete with a "topic finder" that enables the reader to locate specific entries quickly and efficiently. Cross-references appear with each entry, and an extensive bibliography is provided. more...

  • Handbook of Classical Mythologyby William F. Hansen

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 75.00

    This volume provides an introduction to the mythological world of the Greeks and Romans, combined with a chronology of myths and a dictionary of key characters, objects and events. more...

  • Theorizing Scripturesby Vincent Wimbush

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 32.95

    Historically, religious scriptures are defined as holy texts that are considered to be beyond the abilities of the layperson to interpret. Their content is most frequently analyzed by clerics who do not question the underlying political or social implications of the text, but use the writing to convey messages to their congregations about how... more...

  • How Philosophers Saved Mythsby Luc Brisson; Catherine Tihanyi

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 21.00

    This study explains how the myths of Greece and Rome were transmitted from antiquity to the Renaissance. Luc Brisson argues that philosophy was ironically responsible for saving myth from historical annihilation. Although philosophy was initially critical of myth because it could not be declared true or false and because it was inferior to argumentation,... more...

  • Greek and Roman Mythology A to Zby Kathleen N. Daly; Marian Rengel

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00

    According to many scholars, ancient Greece and Rome provided the foundations of Western culture. More than two millennia later, myths of both civilizations are still being studied for their rich storytelling and insight into the cultures that spawned them. This title illuminates the mythology at the core of those civilizations' beliefs. more...

  • Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Romeby E.M. Berens

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The want of an interesting work on Greek and Roman mythology, suitable for the requirements of both boys and girls, has long been recognized by the principals of our advanced schools. The study of the classics themselves, even where the attainments of the pupil have rendered this feasible, has not been found altogether successful in giving to the student... more...

  • Religion and Biography in China and Tibetby Benjamin Penny

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The Chinese and Tibetan traditions value biography as a primary historiographical and literary genre. This volume analyses biographies as texts, taking seriously the literary turn in historical and religious studies and applying some of its insights to an understudied but central corpus of material in Chinese and Tibetan religion. more...

  • The Buddha and the Babyby Maria Pozzi Monzo

    Karnac Books 2014; US$ 27.95

    These dialogues with child, adolescent and adult psychotherapists and child psychiatrists focus on their personal as well as professional experiences. All the contributors have a long-standing practice of Buddhism or other forms of meditation. The relevance of this to their clinical work with infants, children, adolescents, families and adults is described.... more...

  • Who's Who in Classical Mythologyby Michael Grant; John Hazel

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 25.95

    Who's Who in Classical Mythology is the most complete and detailed reference book of its kind. It offers scholarly, yet accessible accounts of those mythological tales surrounding such gods as Apollo, Zeus, Athena and Dionysus, and mortals such as Achilles, Odysseus, Jason, Aeneas, Romulus and Remus and Tarquin. It contains over 1200 extensive entries,... more...

  • Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introductionby Helen Morales

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    From Zeus and Europa, to Diana, Pan, and Prometheus, the myths of ancient Greece and Rome seem to exert a timeless power over us. But what do those myths represent, and why are they so enduringly fascinating? This imaginative and stimulating Very Short Introduction goes beyond a simple retelling of the stories to explore the rich history and diverse... more...