The Gods of the Greeks

The Gods of the Greeks

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By (author) Carl Kerenyi, Translated by N. Cameron

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 211mm x 28mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 1 February 1980
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500270481
  • ISBN 13: 9780500270486
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 265,854

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After a brief introduction, the complex genealogies of the gods lead him from the begettings of the Titans and from Aphrodite under all her titles and aspects, to Apollo, Hermes and the reign of Zeus, touching upon the Affairs of Pan, nymphs, satyrs, cosmogonies and the birth of mankind, until he reaches the ineffable mystery of Dionysos. The lively and highly readable narrative is complemented by an appendix of detailed references to all the original texts and a fine selection of illustrations taken from vase paintings.

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