Greek and Roman Folklore
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Greek and Roman Folklore

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Published by Cooper Square Pub .
Written in English


  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • Sociology

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Open LibraryOL9701672M
ISBN 100815401094
ISBN 109780815401094

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No, this is a book of folktales, legends and curious stories, gathered from the whole range of Greek and Roman literature, with the gods and heroes conspicuously absent. I found it a delightful read - not at all 'bone dry' as one reviewer found it - and read a page or two a day until I finished it/5(12). This book provides a great overview of types of stories from myths and legends to folktales and personal narratives. Although the stories are provided from a Greek and Roman perspective, Hansen has linked some of them to the Bible as well as to modern times.4/5. Zeus (a Greek god) is depicted here throwing lightning. However, the Romans would assume this was a depiction of Jupiter, the king of gods. The Greek mythology names of the gods and goddesses varied from the Roman names, although each culture ascribed to deities with comparable powers and spheres of influence. The following table shows those areas and the names of the important deities in each. [The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales, Legends, and Myths] is a work of remarkable depth and scope, the consummate achievement of decades of research and collecting, analyzing, and classifying the literary memorializations of Greek and Roman oral narrative fiction All the tales are lucidly translated by Hansen himself.

"Greek and Roman Folklore is a thorough introduction to the topic from the viewpoint of a classicist who specializes in it. In its ten chapters, the author guides the reader step by step from the complexities involved in defining and identifying classical folklore to an appreciation of the subject itself. Greco-Roman Folklore & Mythology. 1 - 20 of results The Library of Greek Mythology. by Apollodorus. Paperback $ $ Current price is $, Original price is $ See All Formats. Add to Wishlist. Publish your book with B&N. Learn More. The B&N Mastercard®. The study of magic in the Greco-Roman world is a branch of the disciplines of classics, ancient history and religious classical antiquity, including the Hellenistic world of ancient Greece and ancient Rome, historians and archaeologists view the public and private rituals associated with religion as part of everyday life. Examples of this phenomenon are found in the various state. Read Greek folk tales that include Aesop’s Fables and Fairy Tales of Modern Greece. Jump to full list of Greek folk tales. About: Greece’s culture dates back thousands of years, expanding its influence and reach even in the modern age. Throughout its history, the culture has given the world a .

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