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    The River Gods of Greece: Myths and Mountain Waters in the Hellenic World (Hardback) By (author) Harry Brewster, Preface by Peter Levi


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    DescriptionThis text explores the rivers of Greece which were gods and gods who were rivers, as individual deities in myth and art. Accounts of them are given by historians, mythographers and travellers, as well as by writers from Homer to Ovid.

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    The River Gods of Greece
    Myths and Mountain Waters in the Hellenic World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Harry Brewster, Preface by Peter Levi
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 192 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    ISBN 13: 9781860642074
    ISBN 10: 1860642071

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVG
    BIC E4L: CUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.7
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    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
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    B&T General Subject: 610
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000, HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000, A13283500
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVG
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    DC22: 292.2/12, 292.212
    DC21: 292.212
    LC classification: BL795.R58 B74 1997
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    LC classification: BL795.R58B
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    Thema V1.0: JBGB, QRS
    Illustrations note
    b&w illustrations, map, index
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
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    Publication date
    31 December 1997
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    Table of contents
    Part 1 Northwestern Greece: the Acheloos - Greece's great river, rich in myths; the Acheron - river of the underworld; the Kokytos - the other river of the underworld; the Evenos - where Nessos was killed; other rivers of Northwestern Greece. Part 2 Eastern Greece: the Peneios and its tributaries - Daphnes' father; the Haliakmon, the Axios, the Strymon and the Nestos; the Spercheios loved by Achilles and its tributaries; the Kephisos of Phokis and Boeotia - the bellowing bull; the Boeotian Asopos - a god of distinguished progeny; the Kephisos and Ilissos of Attica. Part 3 The Peloponnese: the Inachos - punished by Poseidon; the Erasinos - a vanished river god; the Hyllikos and the golden stream that never dies; the Selemnos and other lesser streams of the Northern Peloponnese; the Asopos of Phleius - sent home with thunderbolts; the Styx - the terrible goddess; the Aroanios and its springs - where the trout sang; the Ladon - rich in offspring and in stories; the Erymanthos - haunt of centaurs; the Alpheios - a river god renowned for his lust; the Eurotas - ancestor of Helen; the Pamisos - a river god of some importance; the Neda and the Lymax - where Zeus was born?; Mythological rivers and other streams of interest.