Stories from Ancient Canaan (2nd Edition) by Mark S. Smith, Michael D. Coogan

By Mark S. Smith, Michael D. Coogan

The texts from historic Ugarit are one of the most vital smooth discoveries for realizing the Bible. For greater than thirty years, Stories from old Canaan has been famous as a hugely authoritative and readable presentation of the important Canaanite myths and epics found at Ugarit. This absolutely revised version takes into consideration advances within the analyzing, knowing, and interpretation of those tales on account that 1978. additionally it is extra texts, accelerated introductions, and illustrations. Coogan and Smith have collaborated to deliver this vintage modern with a purpose to offer obtainable and actual translations of those texts for a brand new iteration of scholars.

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Aphrodite and Venus in Myth and Mimesis by Nora Clark

By Nora Clark

Aphrodite and Venus in fantasy and Mimesis is a wide, versatile resource publication of comparative literature and cultural reports. It promotes the wide-ranging presence and effect of favorite idiosyncratic personalities in fabled goddess mythology and its emphatic notions of endearment and attract. The e-book brings jointly 700 said assets drawn from successive old, worldwide and literary eras, together with central commentaries, besides actual info and critical renditions in paintings, prose and verse, inside of and past mainstream western tradition. A long, special creation offers a copious documented preview of the possible model and mimesis of 'divine' characterization and its respective centrality from the lengthy far-off previous to the current day. fable, not often latent, demonstrates diverse modes of expression and open-ended flexibility during the six complete chapters which remove darkness from and probe, in flip, facets of the ideological presence, sensibilities, trials and triumphs and interventions of the goddess, even if sacred or profane. specific literary extracts and episodes variety throughout historical cultures along particularly fresh expressions of hermeneutics, mixing fantasy with the modern within the multi-layered reception or admonishment of the goddess, no matter if by means of one designation or the opposite. As such, this publication is totally correct to all phases of the evolution and growth of a dynamic eu literary tradition and its major authors and personalities.

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The Distaff Side: Representing the Female in Homer's Odyssey by Beth Cohen

By Beth Cohen

Girl Characters play numerous roles within the Odyssey: client goddess (Athena), seductress (Kirke, the Sirens, Nausikaa), carnivorous monster (Skylla), maid servant (Eurykleia), and devoted spouse (Penelope). Adopting an interdisciplinary procedure, this learn examines those assorted lady representations and their importance in the context of the poem and Greek tradition. A significant topic of the ebook is the visualization of the Odyssey's lady characters by way of historic artists, and a number of other essays speak about the visible and iconographic implications of Odysseus' woman encounters as depicted in Greek, Etruscan, and Roman artwork. the celebrated contributors--from the fields of classical reports, comparative literature, artwork heritage, and archaeology--are A.J. Graham, Seth L. Schein, Diana Buitron-Oliver, Beth Cohen, Sheila Murnaghan, Lillian Eileen Doherty, Helene P. Foley, Froma I. Zeitlin, H.A. Shapiro, Richard awesome, Jenifer Neils, and Christine Mitchell Havelock. female in orientation, yet now not narrowly feminist in method, this primary interdisciplinary paintings at the Odyssey's lady characters may have a extensive viewers among students and scholars operating in classical reviews, iconography and paintings background, women's reports, mythology, and historic history.

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The Callisto Myth from Ovid to Atwood: Initiation and Rape by Kathleen Wall

By Kathleen Wall

Kathleen Wall strains the parable via fifteen works of English, American, and Canadian literature, supplying a clean, feminist examining of those narratives. one of the works analysed are choices by way of Margaret Atwood, Charlotte Bronte, Thomas Hardy, and George Elliot. The ensuing textual content finds many elements of the realities of women's event from the center a while to the 20th century. And finally, Wall exhibits rape to be an expression of dominance instead of lust, giving elevated aid to the definition urged by means of feminists. Wall demonstrates that the Callisto fantasy is a robust archetype which illustrates either the victimization of ladies and their look for independence and autonomy, an archetype that are supposed to no longer be overlooked via sleek women.

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The Mystery of the Coniunctio: Alchemical Image of by Edward F. Edinger

By Edward F. Edinger

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"I notion the Rosarium essay particularly used to be very truly written and lots more and plenty more uncomplicated to appreciate than studying from Jung's exposition. I'm fast turning into an Edinger fan."

"If you will have a brief, transparent and concise clarification of a few valuable techniques in Jung's writings on alchemy you actually can't beat this book."

The coniunctio is the outcome of the alchemical process while ultimately the opposites are effectively united. The mental parallel, the construction of conscious-ness that is going hand in hand with the method of individuation, is the topic of Jung's final significant paintings, Mysterium Coniunctionis. right here Dr. Edward Edinger demystifies either the coniunctio and Jung's writings approximately it, in lectures: "An creation to Jung's Mysterium Coniunctionis" and "A mental Interpretation of the Rosarium Pictures" - the fascinating sequence of ten alchemical drawings on which Jung dependent his vital paintings. -- Midwest ebook evaluate

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Ancient Greek Religion (Blackwell Ancient Religions) by Jon D. Mikalson

By Jon D. Mikalson

Ancient Greek Religion offers an advent to the basic ideals, practices, and significant deities of Greek religion.

  • specializes in Athens within the classical period
  • comprises precise dialogue of Greek gods and heroes, fable and cult, and shiny descriptions of Greek faith because it used to be practiced
  • historic texts are offered in packing containers to advertise notion and dialogue, and ample illustrations aid readers visualize the wealthy and sundry spiritual lifetime of old Greece
  • Revised version comprises extra boxed texts and bibliography, an 8-page colour plate part, a brand new dialogue of the character of Greek “piety,” and a brand new bankruptcy on Greek faith and Greek Culture
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    Negara: The Theatre State in 19th Century Bali by Clifford Geertz

    By Clifford Geertz

    Combining nice studying, interpretative originality, analytical sensitivity, and a charismatic prose sort, Clifford Geertz has produced a long-lasting physique of labor with impression during the humanities and social sciences, and is still the main anthropologist in America.

    His 1980 ebook Negara analyzed the social association of Bali ahead of it used to be colonized by way of the Dutch in 1906. right here Geertz utilized his generally influential approach to cultural interpretation to the myths, ceremonies, rituals, and logos of a precolonial nation. He stumbled on that the nineteenth-century Balinese nation defied effortless conceptualization via the typical types of political idea and the normal Western techniques to knowing politics.

    Negara capability "country" or "seat of political authority" in Indonesian. In Bali Geertz came upon negara to be a "theatre state," ruled via rituals and logos instead of by means of strength. The Balinese country didn't concentrate on tyranny, conquest, or powerful management. as a substitute, it emphasised spectacle. the flowery ceremonies and productions the kingdom created have been "not ability to political ends: they have been the ends themselves, they have been what the kingdom was once for.... energy served pomp, no longer pomp power." Geertz argued extra forcefully in Negara than in any of his different books for the elemental significance of the tradition of politics to a society.

    a lot of Geertz's prior work--including his world-famous essay at the Balinese cockfight--can be obvious as major as much as the total portrait of the "poetics of power" that Negara so vividly depicts.

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    The Complete Fables by Aesop

    By Aesop

    In a sequence of pithy, a laugh vignettes, Aesop created a brilliant forged of characters to illustrate assorted features of human nature. the following we see a wily fox outwitted through a quick-thinking cicada, a tortoise winning over a self-confident hare and a fable-teller named Aesop silencing those that mock him. every one jewel-like delusion presents a caution concerning the outcomes of wrong-doing, in addition to delivering a glimpse into the standard lives of the traditional Greeks.

    This definitive variation is the 1st translation into English of the full corpus of 358 unbowdlerized fables. it truly is complete annotated, with an advent that rescues the fables from a practice of moralistic interpretation.

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    The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion by Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask

    By Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask

    Within the Sacred and the Profane, Mircea Eliade observes that whereas modern humans think their international is completely profane, or secular, they nonetheless every now and then locate themselves hooked up unconsciously to the reminiscence of whatever sacred. It's this premise that either drives Eliade's exhaustive exploration of the sacred—as it has manifested in area, time, nature and the cosmos, and existence itself—and buttresses his expansive view of the human event.

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    Natural History: A Selection by Pliny the Elder

    By Pliny the Elder

    Pliny’s Natural History is an astonishingly bold paintings that levels from astronomy to paintings and from geography to zoology. Mingling acute commentary with frequently wild hypothesis, it deals a desirable view of the area because it was once understood within the first century advert, no matter if describing the chance of diving for sponges, the 1st water-clock, or using asses’ milk to take away wrinkles. Pliny himself died whereas investigating the volcanic eruption that destroyed Pompeii in advert seventy nine, and the normal interest that led to his dying is additionally greatly obtrusive within the typical historical past — a ebook that proved hugely influential correct up till the Renaissance and that his nephew, Pliny the more youthful, defined ‘as jam-packed with type as nature itself’.
    John F. Healy has made a desirable and sundry choice from the Natural History for this transparent, smooth translation. In his advent, he discusses the publication and its assets subject through subject. This version additionally encompasses a complete index and notes.

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