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    DescriptionGreek Nymphs: Myths, Cult, Lore is the first comprehensive study of the nymph in the ancient Greek world. This well-illustrated book examines nymphs as both religious and mythopoetic figures, tracing their development and significance in Greek culture from Homer through the Hellenistic period. Drawing upon a broad range of literary and archaeological evidence, Jennifer Larson discusses sexually powerful nymphs in ancient and modern Greek folklore, the use of dolls representing nymphs in the socialization of girls, the phenomenon of nympholepsy, the nymphs' relations with other deities in the Greek pantheon, and the nymphs' role in mythic narratives of city-founding and colonization. The book includes a survey of the evidence for myths and cults of the nymphs arranged by geographical region, and a special section of the worship of nymphs in caves throughout the Greek world.


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    Title
    Greek Nymphs
    Subtitle
    Myth, Cult, Lore
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jennifer Lynn Larson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 392
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 688 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195122947
    ISBN 10: 0195122941
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    BISAC V2.8: SCI011000, REL072000, REL015000
    DC21: 292.13
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, LIT004190
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: QRM, NK, QRAX, DSBB, DB, PST, NHD, NHC, QRA
    Illustrations note
    numerous halftones
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    01 June 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Jennifer Larson is Associate Professor of Classics at Kent State University.