By Emma Griffiths
Giving entry to the most recent serious considering at the topic, Medea is a finished consultant to resources that paints a vibrant portrait of the Greek sorceress Medea, famed in fable for the homicide of her little ones after she is banished from her own residence and changed by means of a brand new spouse. Emma Griffiths brings into concentration formerly unexplored issues of the Medea delusion, and gives an incisive advent to the tale and its history.
Studying Medea’s ‘everywoman’ prestige – one who has brought on many intricacies of her story to be neglected – Griffiths locations the tale in old and glossy context and divulges interesting insights into old Greece and its ideology, the significance of existence, the function of girls and the location of the outsider.
In transparent, straightforward phrases, the ebook situates the parable inside of analytical frameworks reminiscent of psychoanalysis, and Griffiths highlights Medea’s place in present classical examine in addition to her lasting appeal.
By Pascal Vernus
Moitié homme, moitié chacal, mi-scarabée, mi-lion, les dieux égyptiens fascinent. Quels sont leurs pouvoirs ? remark les hommes les priaient et les adoraient-ils ? Quelle est los angeles faith des pharaons ? Quelle est los angeles véritable histoire d'Osiris ? Avec humour et rigueur, l'égyptologue Pascal Vernus décrypte le monde des hiéroglyphes et restitue los angeles civilisation du Nil dans sa vérité et sa magie. loin des clichés mais avec tout son mystère.
By Kathleen N. Daly
Greater than four hundred alphabetically indexed entries determine and clarify the characters, occasions, and significant locations of Norse mythology.
By Rick Riordan
Annabeth is terrified. simply whilst she's approximately to be reunited with Percy—after six months of being aside, due to Hera—it feels like Camp Jupiter is getting ready for struggle. As Annabeth and her neighbors Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in at the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for pondering the send is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon masthead, Leo's fantastical production doesn't look pleasant. Annabeth hopes that the sight in their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the viewers from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace.
And that's just one of her concerns. In her pocket Annabeth includes a present from her mom that got here with an unnerving call for: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by means of the prophecy that might ship seven demigods on a quest to find—and close—the doorways of loss of life. What extra does Athena wish from her?
Annabeth's greatest worry, even though, is that Percy may have replaced. What if he's now connected to Roman methods? Does he nonetheless desire his outdated pals? because the daughter of the goddess of struggle and knowledge, Annabeth is familiar with she was once born to be a pacesetter, yet by no means back does she are looking to be with no Seaweed mind by means of her side.
Narrated by means of 4 diverse demigods, The Mark of Athena is an unforgettable trip throughout land and sea to Rome, the place vital discoveries, impressive sacrifices, and unspeakable horrors watch for. Climb aboard the Argo II, in the event you dare....
By Anonymous, Jesse Byock
Composed in medieval Iceland, Hrolf’s Saga recollects historical Scandinavia of the Migration interval, while the warrior chieftain King Hrolf governed in Denmark.
within the Viking international, King Hrolf served as a logo of braveness. Sharing wealthy oral traditions with the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, Hrolf’s Saga recounts the tragedy of strife inside Denmark’s royal corridor. It tells of robust girls and the exploits of Hrolf’s recognized champions – together with Bodvar Bjarki, the ‘bear-warrior’, who strikingly resembles Beowulf. Combining heroic legend, fantasy and magic, Hrolf’s Saga is filled with wizards, sorceresses, and ‘beserker’ warring parties, initially contributors of the cult of Odin. so much startling is the crucial love triangle: Hrolf’s father, a guy of insatiable appetites, unknowingly abducts his daughter, who later marries the despised sorcerer King Adils of Sweden.
a robust human drama with deep old roots, impressive occasions and fierce conflict scenes, Hrolf’s Saga ranks one of the masterworks of the center a long time.
By Donna Jo Napoli
Institution Library magazine top Books of 2011
Eureka! Silver Honor Books—California examining Association
Capitol offerings 2012 record of Noteworthy Titles for kids and Teens
2012 awesome Children's Books—ALSC
The new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology deals undying tales of Greek myths in a gorgeous new quantity. dropped at existence with lyrical textual content by way of award-winning writer Donna Jo Napoli and beautiful art via award-winning illustrator Christina Balit, the stories of gods and goddesses equivalent to Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters equivalent to Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and have interaction children’s imaginations.
nationwide Geographic completes the e-book with elaborations of every tale: sidebars for every god, goddess, hero, and monster hyperlink the myths to constellations, geography, background, and tradition to aid younger readers attach the tales to actual lifestyles occasions, humans, and areas. A genealogy and a “cast of characters” profile web page help in making relationships among the characters transparent, and a mapping function provides to the joys and fascination. source notes and plentiful again subject directing readers to additional information around out this luminous publication. absolute to dazzle all these intrigued with the glorious stories of Greek mythology and enchant new readers, this shiny publication will quickly develop into a relatives keepsake.
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By Kenneth C. Davis
What's an Egyptian pyramid doing at the U. S. greenback invoice?
Did a pharaoh motivate Moses to worship one God?
What’s a Canaanite demoness doing at a rock concert?
Since the start of time, humans were insatiably curious. They’ve requested questions on the place we come from, why the celebs shine and the seasons switch, and what constitutes evil. The inventive solutions crafted by way of our ancestors have served as faith, technological know-how, philosophy, and well known literature. during this newest installment of the New York Times bestselling Don’t be aware of a lot About® sequence, Kenneth C. Davis introduces and explains the good myths of the area utilizing his enticing and delightfully irreverent question-and-answer variety. He tackles the epic of Gilgamesh; Achilles and the Trojan warfare; Stonehenge and the Druids; Odin, Thor, and the whole Norse pantheon; local American myths, and masses extra, together with the dramatic existence and occasions of the guy who will be Buddha. From Mount Olympus to Machu Picchu, this is an insightful, energetic examine the best tales ever advised.
By Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask
In quantity 2 of this enormous paintings, Mircea Eliade maintains his magisterial development in the course of the historical past of non secular principles. The religions of historical China, Brahmanism and Hinduism, Buddha and his contemporaries, Roman faith, Celtic and German religions, Judaism, the Hellenistic interval, the Iranian syntheses, and the delivery of Christianity—all are encompassed during this quantity.
By C. G. Jung
A transportable version of the famous pink Book textual content and essay.The pink Book, released to extensive acclaim in 2009, comprises the nucleus of C. G. Jung’s later works. It was once the following that he constructed his vital theories of the archetypes, the collective subconscious, and the method of individuation that may rework psychotherapy from therapy of the unwell right into a capability for the better improvement of the character. As Sara Corbett wrote in the ny Times, “The production of 1 of contemporary history’s precise visionaries, The crimson Book is a novel paintings, outdoors of categorization. As an inquiry into what it capacity to be human, it transcends the background of psychoanalysis and underscores Jung’s position between progressive thinkers like Marx, Orwell and, in fact, Freud.”
The pink e-book: A Reader’s Edition gains Sonu Shamdasani’s introductory essay and the whole translation of Jung’s important paintings in a single quantity.
By Erich Neumann
One other monography in Bollingen's sequence devoted to tradition, arts and philosophy
Neumann examines how the female has been skilled and expressed in lots of cultures from prehistory to our personal time. showing as goddess and demon, gate and pillar, backyard and tree, soaring sky and containing vessel, the female is obvious as a necessary consider the dialectical relation of person attention, symbolized via the kid, to the ungraspable matrix, symbolized by means of the good Mother.
"Neumann's artistic instinct has enabled him to learn in those files of the previous a content material and that means that throws a beam of sunshine at the mental heritage of [hu]mankind."--Journal of Analytical Psychology