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    Apollo (Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World) (Paperback) By (author) Fritz Graf

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    DescriptionFritz Graf here presents a survey of a god once thought of as the most powerful of gods, and capable of great wrath should he be crossed: Apollo the sun god. From his first attestations in Homer, through the complex question of pre-Homeric Apollo, to the opposition between Apollo and Dionysos in nineteenth and twentieth-century thinking, Graf examines Greek religion and myth to provide a full account of Apollo in the ancient world. For students of Greek religion and culture, of myth and legend, and in the fields of art and literature, Apollo will provide an informative and enlightening introduction to this powerful figure from the past.


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    Title
    Apollo
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Fritz Graf
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415317115
    ISBN 10: 0415317118
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HRLB, JFHF, HRKP
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000, HIS002000, HIS002010, REF000000
    DC22: 292.08
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 292.2113, 292.2/113
    LC classification: BL820.A7 G73 2009
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, QRVG, QRS
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    11 black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    09 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Fritz Graf is currently Professor of Greek and Latin and Director of the Center for Epigraphical Studies at The Ohio State University. His main research interests are the religions of the Greek and Roman world, and his numerous publications include Greek Mythology: An Introduction (1993), Magic in the Ancient World (1997), and with Sarah Iles Johnston, Ritual texts for th Afterlife: The Bacchic Gold Tablets (2006)
    Table of contents
    Why Apollo?: Why Write a Book on a God? Key Themes 1. Apollo in Homer 2. Apollo the Musician 3. Oracular Apollo 4. Apollo, God of Healing 5. Apollo, the Young, and the City 6. Origins Apollo afterwards Chapter 7. Apollo's Flourishing Aftermath