The Gods of The Greeks

Pickle Partners Publishing
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Drawing on a wealth of sources, from Hesiod to Pausanias and from the Orphic Hymns to Proclus, Professor Kerényi provides a clear and scholarly exposition of all the most important Greek myths. After a brief introduction, the complex genealogies of the gods lead him from the begettings of the Titans, from Aphrodite under all her titles and aspects, to the reign of Zeus, to Apollo and Hermes, touching the affairs of Pan, nymphs, satyrs, cosmogonies and the birth of mankind, until he reaches the ineffable mysteries 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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‘Kerényi’s effort to reinterpret mythology...arises out of the conviction that an appreciation of the mythical world will help Western man to regain his lost sense of religious values....(His) theory of myth and his actual interpretations of mythical themes...help to point the way to...a new kind of humanism.’—A. Altman, Philosophy
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About the author

Károly (Carl, Karl) Kerényi (January 19, 1897 - April 14, 1973) was a native Hungarian who settled in Switzerland during the last war, and became widely acknowledged as a leading humanist and classical scholar. He has a number of important works to his credit, and, in collaboration with C. G. Jung, wrote Introduction to a Science of Mythology (London, 1951). Writing in Philosophy, A. Altman said: ‘Kerényi’s effort to reinterpret mythology...arises out of the conviction that an appreciation of the mythical world will help Western man to regain his lost sense of religious values....(His) theory of myth and his actual interpretations of mythical themes...help to point the way to...a new kind of humanism.’

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Publisher
Pickle Partners Publishing
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Published on
Oct 21, 2016
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Pages
275
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ISBN
9781787201088
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Ancient / Egypt
History / Ancient / General
History / Ancient / Greece
History / Ancient / Rome
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