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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 Larson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 392
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 560 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195144659
    ISBN 10: 0195144651
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Approval Code: A13260000
    DC21: 292.13
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, LIT004190
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15770
    B&T Approval Code: A13283500
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAG
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 292.2/114
    LC classification: BL820.N95 L37 2001
    DC22: 292.2114
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, JBCC, QRS
    Illustrations note
    numerous halftones
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    28 June 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Jennifer Larson is Associate Professor of Classics at Kent State University.
    Review quote
    "The strength of Larson's project lies in its meticulous presentation of detail, her careful survey of the literary and epigraphical sources, and her clear translations of Greek material probably unfamiliar to most readers." --Journal of the American Academy of Religion."..Jennifer Larson's Greek Nymphs: Myth, Cult, Lore is a first-of-its-kind, sweeping study that spans the archaic, classical, and Hellenistic periods of Greek history. No stone is left unturned in this encyclopedic primer on the function of ubiquitous female deities known as nymphs and their cave-bound cults in the literature and landscape of ancient Greece. Larson's book is generously illustrated (with images of marble reliefs, coins, terra-cotta dolls, and caves) and accessible both to classicists and interested members of the public at large." --Signs