By Geoffrey Ashe
From at the least 1200 B.C. and possibly lengthy earlier than, prophets have tried to determine into the longer term. Most--from historical oracles to trendy astrologers, from doomsday sects to mobilephone psychics--have been incorrect the vast majority of the time, says British researcher Geoffrey Ashe. actual foreknowledge is uncommon, yet these infrequent occurrences are impressive.
In this attention-grabbing reference paintings, the 1st to surround the total 3,000 12 months span of recorded prophecy, Ashe examines the predictions of either sturdy prophets and undesirable, together with seers like Jacques Cazotte, who forecast the Reign of Terror within the French Revolution, and Morgan Robertson, who defined the "Titanic" catastrophe 14 years prior to it occurred. He refutes the various far-fetched claims of Nostradamus, and highlights those who foreshadow occasions after his lifetime. He additionally examines failed prophecies which were influential, together with the numerous end-of-the-world forecasts, in addition to the unusually exact visions of a few science-fiction authors.
By Michael Grant, John Hazel
Who's Who in Classical Mythology is the main entire and special reference booklet of its sort. It deals scholarly, but available money owed of these mythological stories surrounding such gods as Apollo, Zeus, Athena and Dionysus, and mortals akin to Achilles, Odysseus, Jason, Aeneas, Romulus and Remus and Tarquin.
It comprises over 1200 vast entries, overlaying either Greek and Roman characters, supplying distinct biographical info, including historic and geographical heritage. additionally there are accomplished genealogical bushes of significant mythological households and an in depth checklist of all Greek and Latin writers pointed out within the text.
This essential advisor to all of the Greek and Roman mythological characters, from significant deities akin to Athena and Bacchus to the lesser-known wooden nymphs and centaurs, contains such heroic mortals as Jason, Aeneas, Helen, Achilles, and Odysseus--all delivered to lifestyles in a sequence of photographs drawn from a large choice of old literary assets.
By Mike Dixon-Kennedy
Covers the myths and legends of the Russian Empire at its maximum volume in addition to different Slavic humans and nations. comprises old, geographical, and biographical history info.
By Rick Riordan
Annabeth is terrified. simply while she's approximately to be reunited with Percy—after six months of being aside, due to Hera—it appears like Camp Jupiter is getting ready for struggle. As Annabeth and her neighbors Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in at the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for considering the send is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon masthead, Leo's fantastical construction doesn't seem pleasant. Annabeth hopes that the sight in their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the viewers from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace.
And that's just one of her concerns. In her pocket Annabeth consists of a present from her mom that got here with an unnerving call for: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by means of the prophecy that may ship seven demigods on a quest to find—and close—the doorways of loss of life. What extra does Athena wish from her?
Annabeth's largest worry, notwithstanding, is that Percy may need replaced. What if he's now connected to Roman methods? Does he nonetheless desire his previous buddies? because the daughter of the goddess of struggle and knowledge, Annabeth is aware she used to be born to be a pace-setter, yet by no means back does she are looking to be with out Seaweed mind by means of her side.
Narrated via 4 assorted demigods, The Mark of Athena is an unforgettable trip throughout land and sea to Rome, the place very important discoveries, magnificent sacrifices, and unspeakable horrors wait for. Climb aboard the Argo II, when you dare....
By Kathleen N. Daly, Marian Rangail
According to many students, historical Greece and Rome supplied the principles of Western tradition. greater than millennia later, myths of either civilizations are nonetheless being studied for his or her wealthy storytelling and perception into the cultures that spawned them. Their endured retelling speaks to their common charm. This revised version of Greek and Roman Mythology A to Z illuminates the mythology on the middle of these civilizations' ideals.
The most renowned Greek and Roman gods and goddesses
The so much memorable heroes and heroines
Important themes in mythology and tradition, resembling loved ones gods and Olympic Games
Places corresponding to Athens, Parnassus, and Rome
By Amanda Ashby
An historical fantasy + an average woman + a reluctant warrior = a full of life tackle stable vs. evil
The Black Rose—a robust historical force—has been set free and has taken up place of abode in Celeste Gibson, renowned woman at Cassidy Carter-Lewis' highschool. Thomas Delacroix is the spirit of a fourteenth-century knight who's dedicated to maintaining the Black Rose, yet he wishes a modern dwelling being to tackle the problem. That's the place Cassidy is available in. She's a unusual highschool junior who simply desires to costume in her classic outfits, hang around along with her ally, and look after her father, who's improving from surgical procedure. She's the final one that might ever volunteer for this sort of activity, yet not anyone really requested her. Now, love it or no longer, she unearths herself education earlier than sunrise and struggling with demons at events, the mall, or even in school. yet hiya, nobody ever acknowledged highschool used to be going to be effortless. . .
By Timothy Gantz
"A compendium of narrative variations important for somebody in need of heavily to investigate a Greek myth."--Times Literary Supplement
"Nothing in need of remarkable... This publication will surely develop into a staple of all classical libraries for years to come."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Early Greek fable is a much-needed guide for students and others attracted to the literary and creative resources of archaic Greek myths--and the single certainly one of its style to be had in English. Timothy Gantz lines the advance of every fantasy in narrative shape and summarizes the written and visible proof during which the explicit information of the tale seem. "Its obtainable layout, uncomplicated clarity, and cost-efficient cost should still placed it the place it belongs, at the shelf of somebody who teaches mythology, at no matter what level."--Classical Outlook
"There has lengthy been a necessity for a complete treatment--accessible in English--of the vital myths that one encounters whereas examining the foremost Greek texts. Early Greek delusion is going a ways to filling the gap."--Mary R. Lefkowitz, Wellesley collage
By Stephanie Lynn Budin
Artemis is a literary, iconographic, and archaeological examine of the traditional Greek goddess of the quest, who presided over the transitions and mediations among the wild and the civilized, early life and adulthood, lifestyles and dying. starting with a examine of the early origins of Artemis and her cult within the Bronze and Archaic a while, Budin explores the goddess' personality and her function within the lives of her worshippers.
This quantity examines her delivery and early life, her position within the divine relations, her virginity, and her institutions with these areas the place the wilds develop into the "cities of simply men." the focal point then turns to Artemis’ function within the lives of kids and ladies, really how she is helping them navigate the transition to maturity and, possibly too frequently, dying. Budin is going directly to reassess the various extra harrowing features of Artemis’ mythology, akin to plague and bloodshed, whereas additionally interpreting a few of her kinder, oft missed institutions. ultimately, the function of Artemis within the Renaissance and sleek society is addressed, from the on-going fascination with the "breasts" at the statue of Artemis of Ephesos to the Artemisian points of Katniss Everdeen.
Written in an obtainable sort, Artemis is a vital source for college kids not just of Greek fable, faith and cult, but in addition these looking to comprehend the lives and roles of ladies and girls in historic Greece, as this goddess presided over their major milestones, from maiden to spouse to mother.
By C. G. Jung, Károly Kerényi
One other monograph within the Bollingen sequence. besides the whole works of Jung, Bollingen publishes monographs devoted to arts, tradition and philosophy.
Essays on a technology of Mythology is a cooperative paintings among C. Kerényi, who has been referred to as "the such a lot mental of mythologists," and C. G. Jung, who has been referred to as "the so much mythological of psychologists." Kerényi contributes an essay at the Divine baby and one at the Kore (the Maiden), including a considerable advent and end. Jung contributes a mental remark on every one essay. either males was hoping, via their collaboration, to raise the learn of mythology to the prestige of a science.
In "The Primordial baby in Primordial Times" Kerényi treats the child-God as a permanent and critical determine in Greek, Norse, Finnish, Etruscan, and Judeo-Christian mythology. He discusses the Kore as Athena, Artemis, Hecate, and Demeter-Persephone, the mother-daughter of the Eleusinian mysteries. Jung speaks of the Divine baby and the Maiden as residing mental realities that supply carrying on with that means in people's lives.
The investigations of C. Kerényi are persisted in a later research, Eleusis: Archetypal picture of mom and Daughter (Princeton).
"There is an abundance of attention-grabbing and sometimes suggestive aspect . . . and past all this there's the indisputable value and fascination of the query of the archetypes which Jung places ahead of us."--Sewanee assessment
By Christian De Duve, Neil Patterson
Unique printing 2010.
Increasingly absorbed lately by means of advances in our knowing of the starting place of lifestyles, evolutionary historical past, and the appearance of humankind, eminent biologist Christian de Duve of overdue has additionally reflected deeply the way forward for existence in the world. He speaks to readers without or with a systematic historical past, delivering new views at the chance posed via humanity's giant organic good fortune and at the assets humans have for changing their present harmful path.
Focusing at the technique of usual choice, de Duve explores the inordinate and now harmful upward push of humankind. His reason behind this self-defeating good fortune lies within the means of traditional choice, which favors features which are instantly beneficial, despite later outcomes. hence, the human genome determines such houses as tribal and staff solidarity and collaboration and sometimes fierce and irrational festival with and hostility towards different groups' attributes that have been as soon as beneficial yet now usually ruinously dysfunctional.
Christian de Duve means that those features, imprinted into human nature via usual choice, could have been famous through the writers of Genesis, therefore inspiring the parable of unique sin. Is there redemption for genetic unique sin? In a super and unique end, the writer argues that, distinct within the residing global, humankind is endowed having the ability to intentionally oppose average choice. people be capable of devise measures that, whereas opposite to neighborhood or own pursuits, can bring on a more secure international.