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    Aphrodite (Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World) (Hardback) By (author) Monica S. Cyrino

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    DescriptionAphrodite explores the many myths and meanings of the Greek goddess of love, sex and beauty. One of the most widely worshipped and popular deities in Greek antiquity, Aphrodite emerges from the imaginations of the ancient Greek writers and artists as a multifaceted, powerful and charismatic figure. This volume explores the importance of Aphrodite for the ancient Greeks, as well as her enduring influence as a symbol of beauty, adornment, love and sexuality in contemporary culture. In a wide-ranging investigation of the universality of Aphrodite's power and significance, this volume illuminates the numerous intricate levels of divinity embodied by the alluring figure of Aphrodite. Aphrodite offers new insights into the ancient texts and artistic representations of the goddess, as well as a comprehensive survey of the current scholarship about the origins and interpretations of Aphrodite, whilst also highlighting her eternal popular appeal across cultures and generations. A goddess of love who is not afraid to enter the battlefield; a goddess of bodily adornment who is the first to appear totally nude; a goddess born of the sea who emerges into the open sky: Aphrodite is a polyvalent deity, plural in nature, function and significance.


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    Title
    Aphrodite
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Monica S. Cyrino
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415775229
    ISBN 10: 0415775221
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 292.2/114, 292.2114
    BISAC V2.8: REL114000
    LC classification: BL820.V5 C97 2010
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, NHD, NHC, QRS
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    10 black & white halftones, 5 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    12 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    University of New Mexico, USA
    Table of contents
    Why Aphrodite 1. Introducing Aphrodite Who is Aphrodite? Aphrodite Emerges The Evidence for Aphrodite Overview Key Themes 2. Birth, Origins, Name Birth The Castration of Ouranos Daughter of Zeus & Dione Origins Near Eastern Aphrodite Cypriot Aphrodite Indo-European Aphrodite Names Cypris & Cythereia Ourania Overview 3. Love, Sex, War Love & Sex Mixis Peitho & Pandemos Philommeides Prostitution Eros & Himeros War Overview 4. Beauty, Adornment, Nudity Beauty Adornment Garlands & Mirrors Goldenness Entourage Nudity The Knidia Overview 5. Intimacy with Mortals intimacy Pandora Helen & Paris Anchises & Aeneas Adonis Punishment Hippolytus Overview 6. Sea and Sky Anodos Sea & Sailing Sky Mountains Birds Overview Aphrodite Afterwards 7. After Greek Antiquity Aphrodite & Venus Aphrodite Today Film & Television Overview Further reading Index