By Stephen M. Trzaskoma, R. Scott Smith, Stephen Brunet

ISBN-10: 0872207218

ISBN-13: 9780872207219

ISBN-10: 0872207226

ISBN-13: 9780872207226

ISBN-10: 1603840680

ISBN-13: 9781603840682

This quantity is designed as a spouse to the normal undergraduate mythology textbooks or, while assigned along the crucial Greek and Roman works, as a source-based replacement to these textbooks.

In addition to the total texts of the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod's Theogony, this assortment presents beneficiant decisions from over 50 texts composed among the Archaic Age and the fourth century A.D. old interpretation of delusion is represented right here in decisions from the allegorists Heraclitus, Cornutus and Fulgentius, the rationalists Palaephatus and Diodorus of Sicily, and the philosophers and historians Plato, Herodotus and Thucydides. Appendices deal with facts from inscriptions, papyri and Linear B capsules and contain a thematic index, a mythological dictionary, and genealogies. A considerate creation helps scholars operating with the first assets and the opposite assets provided the following; an in depth be aware to teachers deals feedback on how you can include this ebook into their courses.

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In this connection we have also included Pausanias’ observation that in the older temple at Olympia, Hera was seated on the throne and Zeus stood behind her. Some passages in this book also can be used to explore Greek attitudes toward sexuality. Heracles’ love of Hylas (Antoninus Liberalis 26), Apollo’s pursuit of Hyacinthos (Lucian Dialogue of the Gods 16), Zeus’ rape of Ganymedes (Homeric Hymn 5 to Aphrodite), Laius’ rape of Chrysippus (Hyginus 85), Aristophanes’ tale in the Symposium about the creation of the sexes, and a papyrus listing the boys loved by the gods (Appendix Three)—all can be used to discuss homosexuality.

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For this hope of mine is slim and balanced upon a razor’s edge— I might see everything slip away at the bloody death of my son. FROM NIOBE 161 Thanatos {Death} (fr. 161 Nauck) This short fragment is preserved only in a collection of quotations compiled in late antiquity. It adds vivid personification of Death (Thanatos) and Persuasion (Peitho) to the commonly made observation among the Greeks that death was an inevitable part of human existence, particularly fitting in a play about Niobe, whose children were killed by the gods because of her foolish boast.

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