Download A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology by Pierre Grimal PDF

By Pierre Grimal

ISBN-10: 0631166963

ISBN-13: 9780631166962

Книга написана крупнейшим французским античником Пьером Грималем, перу которого принадлежит несколько десятков трудов по истории Рима."A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology" is a distillation into short type of the one resource dictionary of historic Greek and Roman myths and legends. in response to Grimal's unique dictionary, first released in 1951 in France the concise model covers nearly all significant characters, and 8 genaeological tables current the valuable complicated relationships among gods and males. The entries be aware of significant models of every legend, and basically the main major diversifications are coated, with a view to specialize in the typical middle of classical literature. short definitions are move referenced to brief debts of the most legends.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology PDF

Similar mythology & folk tales books

Selected Letters of Sir J. G. Frazer

This can be a absolutely annotated version of chosen letters by way of (and occasionally to) Sir J. G. Frazer (1854-1941), the eminent anthropologist, classicist, and historian of faith. Frazer used to be learn by means of almost every person operating in these fields within the first 3rd of the 20th century. His nice paintings, The Golden Bough, provided a grand imaginative and prescient of humanity's psychological and religious evolution--from useless makes an attempt to compel the gods to do our bidding (which Frazer known as magic) via both useless makes an attempt to propitiate the gods via prayer and sacrifice (his characterization of faith) to rationality and technology.

Chinese Fables and Folk Stories

From the Authors’ PREFACE: IT calls for a lot learn of the Oriental brain to capture even short glimpses of the key of its mysterious attraction. An open brain and the knowledge of serious sympathy are stipulations necessary to making it in any respect attainable. Contemplative, light, and metaphysical of their behavior of inspiration, the chinese language have mirrored profoundly and labored out many riddles of the universe in methods notably their very own.

The Shadow at the Gate (The Tormay Trilogy #2)

The second one quantity of the epic myth saga that all started with The Hawk and His Boy takes us again to the tale of the thief Jute. The emissaries of the Darkness have infiltrated town of Hearne looking for him. desirous to break out, the boy flees the town and heads into the barren region of the north. however the ghosts of the earlier produce other plans for him and, quickly, Jute and his pals needs to make a choice from their very own deaths or the destruction of the total land.

Stories of Roland Told to the Children

Ten illustrated tales from the music of Roland, easily yet successfully advised, pertaining to how Roland follows the bravest knights of Charlemagne into conflict, how Roland and Oliver meet their deaths, of Charlemagne's vengeance on Marsil the Saracen and of the punishment of the traitor Ganelon. The remedy is romantic, the fashion picturesque.

Additional info for A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Sample text

But on the return journey AJAX Athena sent a storm which wrecked a large number of Achaean ships, including the one in which Ajax was travelling. Nevertheless he was saved by Poseidon. Ajax boasted that he had survived in spite of the goddess's wrath, whereupon Athena insisted that he should be destroyed, so Poseidon took his trident and broke the rock on which Ajax had taken refuge and drowned him. There is also a story that Athena herself destroyed him with a thunderbolt. But the sacrilege committed by Ajax continued to oppress his countrymen, the Locrians: epidemics broke out in Locris and there was a series of bad harvests.

The same story is told of him as of Alcon (i), and the two heroes were frequently con­ fused. Alcyone (Αλκυόνη) ι. The daughter of Aeolus (i). She married Ceyx (2). They were so happy that they compared them­ selves to Zeus and Hera. Annoyed at such pride, the divinities changed them into birds, a diver and halcyon respectively. Since Alcyone made her nest on the edge of the sea and the waves continually destroyed it, Zeus commanded that the waves should be calm during the seven days when the halcyon was hatching her eggs.

Ajax was not cremated but placed in a coffin and buried. The Athenians offered him divine honours every year at Salamis. Alalcomeneus (Άλαλκομένβυς) Founder of Alalcomenae in Boeotia. He also founded the Hieros Gamos, the religious ceremony symbolizing the marriage between Zeus and Hera. When Hera complained to Alalcomeneus, who had been made responsible for bringing up Athena, about Zeus' infidelities, he advised her to have a statue of herself made of oak and to have it wheeled through the streets attended by a retinue, as was done for a marriage.

Download PDF sample

A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology by Pierre Grimal

by Robert

Rated 4.61 of 5 – based on 41 votes