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Short Description for Athena A survey of one of the most enduringly popular of ancient deities, this book introduces Athena's myth, cult and reception, while directing the reader to a detailed discussion. It assesses the various representations and approaches to Athena.
- Published: 19 May 2008
- Format: Hardback 200 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415300650 ISBN 10: 0415300657
Full description for Athena
In this definitive assessment of the various representations and approaches to Athena, Susan Deacy does what no other has done before and brings all the aspects of this legendary figure into one, outstanding study. A survey of one of the most enduringly popular of ancient deities, the book introduces Athena's myth, cult and reception, while directing the reader to detailed discussion as and when it is appropriate. Students will find it a great help in their studies, and for the general reader with an interest in the ancient world and for those from related disciplines such as literature, art history and religion, it provides a mine of information and insight into this fascinating classical figure.