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  1. Oedipus

    By Lowell Edmunds

    Series: Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

    An indispensable guide to the myth of Oedipus this book is the first to analyze its long and varied history from ancient times to the modern day, and presented with an authoritative survey that considers Oedipus in art and music as well as in literature. Lowell Edmunds accepts this variation as...

    Published October 11th 2006 by Routledge

  2. The Aegean from Bronze Age to Iron Age

    Continuity and Change Between the Twelfth and Eighth Centuries BC

    By Oliver Dickinson

    Following Oliver Dickinson’s successful The Aegean Bronze Age, this textbook is a synthesis of the period between the collapse of the Bronze Age civilization in the thirteenth and twelfth centuries BC, and the rise of the Greek civilization in the eighth century BC. With chapter...

    Published September 13th 2006 by Routledge

  3. Dionysos

    By Richard Seaford

    Series: Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

    Covering a wide range of issues which have been overlooked in the past, including mystery, cult and philosophy, Richard Seaford explores Dionysos – one of the most studied figures of the ancient Greek gods. Popularly known as the god of wine and frenzied abandon, and an influential figure for...

    Published June 30th 2006 by Routledge

  4. Julia Augusti

    By Elaine Fantham

    Series: Women of the Ancient World

    This scholarly biography details the life of an extraordinary woman in an extraordinary society. Julia Augusti studies the life of the only daughter of Augustus, the first Roman emperor, and the father who sacrificed his daughter and her children in order to establish a dynasty. Studying the...

    Published June 21st 2006 by Routledge

  5. Olympias

    Mother of Alexander the Great

    By Elizabeth Carney

    Series: Women of the Ancient World

    The definitive guide to the life of the first woman to play a major role in Greek political history, this is the first modern biography of Olympias. Presenting a critical assessment of a fascinating and wholly misunderstood figure, Elizabeth Carney penetrates myth, fiction and sexual politics and...

    Published June 8th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Ancient Greek Literary Letters

    Selections in Translation

    By Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

    Series: Routledge Classical Translations

    The first referenece to letter writing occurs in the first text of western literature, Homer's Iliad. From the very beginning, Greeks were enthusiastic letter writers, and letter writing became a distinct literary genre. Letters were included in the works of historians but they also formed the...

    Published January 19th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Prometheus

    By Carol Dougherty

    Series: Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

    With no recent publications discussing Prometheus at length, this book provides a much-needed introduction to the Promethean myth of this rebellious god who defied Zeus to steal fire for mankind. Seeking to locate the nature of this compelling tale’s continuing relevance throughout history, Carol...

    Published December 13th 2005 by Routledge

  8. Medea

    By Emma Griffiths

    Series: Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

    Giving access to the latest critical thinking on the subject, Medea is a comprehensive guide to sources that paints a vivid portrait of the Greek sorceress Medea, famed in myth for the murder of her children after she is banished from her own home and replaced by a new wife. Emma Griffiths brings...

    Published December 13th 2005 by Routledge

  9. Zeus

    By Ken Dowden

    Series: Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

    The first book to capture a complete picture of the most important of Greek gods in one reliable volume for almost seventy years, this masterly and comprehensive study brings a new-millennium examination of the fascinating god Zeus. Broad in scope, the book looks at myth, art, cult,...

    Published December 9th 2005 by Routledge

  10. Hyperboreans

    Myth and History in Celtic-Hellenic Contacts

    By Timothy P. Bridgman

    In Greek mythology, Hyperboreans were a tribe who lived far to Greece's north. Contained in what has come down to us of Greek literary tradition are texts that identify the Hyperboreans with the Celts, or Hyperborean lands with Celtic ones. This groundbreaking book studies the texts that make or...

    Published April 4th 2005 by Routledge