The Gods of the Greeks
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Gods of the Greeks by Carl Kerenyi
Book DescriptionAfter a brief introduction, the complex genealogies of the gods lead him from the begettings of the Titans and from Aphrodite under all her titles and aspects, to Apollo, Hermes and the reign of Zeus, touching upon the Affairs of Pan, nymphs, satyrs, cosmogonies and the birth of mankind, until he reaches the ineffable mystery 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500270486
(216mm x 135mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Sep-1974
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Prometheus, Paperback (November 1997)
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