The Daily Life of the Greek Gods

Discusses the everyday life of the gods of the Iliad, including what their bodies were made of, how they received nourishment, their social life on Olympus and among humans, and their loves, festivities, and disputes.

Author: Giulia Sissa

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804736146

Category: History

Page: 287

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Discusses the everyday life of the gods of the Iliad, including what their bodies were made of, how they received nourishment, their social life on Olympus and among humans, and their loves, festivities, and disputes.
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Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks 2nd Edition

This volume brings ancient Greek life home to readers through a variety of anecdotes and primary source passages from contemporary authors, allowing comparison between the ancient world and modern life.

Author: Robert Garland

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313358159

Category: History

Page: 368

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Ancient Greece comes alive in this exploration of the daily lives of ordinary people-men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, rich and poor. With new information drawn from the most current research, this volume presents a wealth of information on every aspect of ancient Greek life. Discover why it was more desirable to be a slave than a day laborer. Examine cooking methods and rules of ancient warfare. Uncover Greek mythology. Learn how Greeks foretold the future. Understand what life was like for women, and what prevailing attitudes were toward sexuality, marriage, and divorce. This volume brings ancient Greek life home to readers through a variety of anecdotes and primary source passages from contemporary authors, allowing comparison between the ancient world and modern life. A multitude of resources will engage students and interested readers, including a Making Connections feature which offers interactive and fun ideas for research assignments. The concluding chapter places the ancient world in the present, covering new interpretations like the movie 300, the founding of modern Greece, and the ways in which classical culture still affects our own. With over 60 illustrations, a timeline of events, a glossary of terms, and an extensive print and nonprint bibliography, this volume offers a unique and descriptive look at one of the most influential eras in human history.
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Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks

A vivid, engaging, and colorful description of life in Ancient Greece from the perspective of ordinary people.

Author: Robert Garland

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313303835

Category: History

Page: 234

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A vivid, engaging, and colorful description of life in Ancient Greece from the perspective of ordinary people.
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Greek Gods Human Lives

The Greek gods are still part of our lives, even though we do not literally ... Marcel Detienne briefly call attention in The Daily Life of the Gods (1989).

Author: Mary R. Lefkowitz

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300107692

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Insightful and fun, this new guide to an ancient mythology explains why the Greek gods and goddesses are still so captivating to us, revisiting the work of Homer, Ovid, Virgil, and Shakespeare in search of the essence of these stories. (Mythology & Folklore)
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Daily Life in Ancient Greece

Honouring the gods Religion was a big part of ancient Greek life. The Greeks believed in many gods. Many large temples were built for the gods.

Author: Lisa M. Bolt Simons

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781474717489

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Imagine what it was like living in ancient Greece. Did all kids go to school? What did adults do for a living? And how did ancient Greeks spend their free time? Learn the answers to these questions and more as you discover what day-to-day life was like for the ancient Greeks.
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Greek Myths

Make the mythology of Ancient Greece come to life for young readers through engaging stories and dramatic photos and illustrations.

Author: Eric Mark Braun

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781474752534

Category:

Page: 32

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Make the mythology of Ancient Greece come to life for young readers through engaging stories and dramatic photos and illustrations. Discover the gods and goddesses behind the myths and the powers they used to control and change the world. There's Zeus, the king of the gods who ruled the sky, and Poseidon, the god and ruler of the seas, plus many more. Sidebars, facts and infographics help uncover how these myths influenced the culture and daily life of Ancient Greece.
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Ancient Greece

... HOW Familiarize your students with the role of gods and goddesses in the daily life of ancient Greece ; see Daily Life in Ancient Greece on page 26 .

Author: Sean Price

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439059194

Category: Education

Page: 80

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Presents more than twenty activities to teach children in grades 4-8 about ancient Greece, including its history, daily life, culture, and government.
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The World of Ancient Greece A Daily Life Encyclopedia 2 volumes

Many of these had to do with Zeus, highest of the Greek gods. ... was thought to look after the daily routine of the family members and protect their stored ...

Author: Michael Lovano

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440837319

Category: History

Page: 977

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This book opens the world of the ancient Greeks to all readers through easily accessible entries on topics essential to understanding Greek high culture and daily life. The ancient Greeks provided the foundation for Western civilization. They made significant advances in science, mathematics, philosophy, literature, and government. While many readers might have heard of Plato and Aristotle, however, or be familiar with the classic works of Greek tragedy, most people know significantly less about daily life in the ancient Greek world. This encyclopedia opens the world of the ancient Greeks, spanning Greek history from the Bronze Age through Roman times, with an emphasis on the Classical and Hellenistic Eras. The encyclopedia provides roughly 270 easily accessible entries on topics essential to understanding everything from Greek high culture to daily life. These entries are grouped in topical sections on the arts, science and technology, politics and government, domestic life, and other subjects. Sidebars on particularly noteworthy people, places, and concepts provide related information, while primary documents allow readers to delve into the mindset and feelings of the ancient Greeks themselves. Extensive bibliographic references give curious readers direction for further research. • Includes reference entries with objective, essential information about topics related to daily life in ancient Greece • Offers sidebars with related, nuanced information that will interest readers in Greek history • Cites works for further reading in entries • Gives readers first-hand accounts of life in ancient Greece in primary source documents
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The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology

Based on H.J. Rose's Handbook of Greek Mythology Robin Hard ... C., 'Reading' Greek Death, Oxford 1995 Sissa, Giulia, The Daily Life of the Greek Gods, ...

Author: Robin Hard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134664061

Category: Fiction

Page: 776

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This new edition is a completely rewritten and revised version of Rose's original, seminal, text. Adding a huge amount of new material, Robin Hard incorporates the results of the latest research into his authoritative accounts of all the gods and heroes. The narrative framework of the book includes helpful signposting so that the book can be used as work of reference, and alongside the narrative chapters, it includes full documentation of the ancient sources, maps, and genealogical tables. Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs and line drawings, it will remain the definitive account of ancient Greek mythology for generations to come.
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Empire of Ancient Greece

In both public and private life, religion was an important part of everyday activities. The gods were believed to be living beings who constantly influenced ...

Author: Jean Kinney Williams

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438127835

Category: Greece

Page: 161

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The classical Greek civilization is the cornerstone of Western civilization today. The Greeks invented and developed everything from logic and democracy to rhetoric, drama, and philosophy. Empire of Ancient Greece, Revised Edition chronicles the remarkable legacy of the Greeks, as well as the diversity of their societies--from the thriving democracy of Athens to the militarism of Sparta to the oligarchy of Thrace. It explores the conditions that made it possible for the ancient Greeks to develop a culture that set the foundation for our intellectual lives today, and explains why Greek power eventually declined. Everyday life in ancient Greece, from the wealthy citizens who grappled in the Olympic arena to the farmers who found 50 different ways to use olive oil, is also examined. Connections in our own world to the ancient Greeks are numerous, including the Olympics, much of our classical literature, the scientific method, architecture, and many English words.
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Daily Life of the Egyptian Gods

Their perfect mastery of the authors of antiquity gave them access to the knowledge transmitted by the Greek and Roman classics , in which Egypt in general ...

Author: Dimitri Meeks

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801482488

Category: Religion

Page: 249

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Upset it, with individual gods acting to protect their own positions in an established hierarchy and struggling to gain power over their fellows. The nature of their immortal but not vulnerable bodies, their pleasures, and their needs are considered. What did they eat, the authors ask, and did they feel pain? The second part of the book cites familiar traditions and littleknown texts to explain the relationship of the gods to the pharaoh, who was believed to represent.
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Greek Mythology

233–45 (The Daily Life of the Greek Gods, trans. by J. Lloyd, Stanford, CA, 2000, pp. 215–19) and Comment être autochtone: dupur Athénien au français raciné ...

Author: Claude Calame

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521888585

Category: History

Page: 275

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Argues that the meaning of Greek myths can only be studied according to their artistic forms of expression. Using myths such as those of Persephone, Bellerophon, Helen and Teiresias, Claude Calame surveys Greek mythology as a category inseparable from the literature in which so much of it is found.
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Voices of Ancient Greece and Rome Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life

Ares: The god of war, disliked by the other divinities. ... Ocean: According to Greek mythology, Ocean, or Oceanus, was a that haunt delightful woods, ...

Author: David Matz

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313387395

Category: History

Page: 268

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Collecting documents culled from the writings of ancient Greek and Roman authors, this book provides a glimpse of what life was like in ancient times and illustrates the relevance of these long-ago civilizations to modern life. • Over 40 documents, excerpted from the writings of ancient Greek and Roman authors, such as Plutarch's description of the banishment from Athens of a just man • A timeline of the ancient Greco-Roman world provides a chronology of important events • A glossary containing descriptions/definitions of many Greek and Roman words and terms, such as "strategos"
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Classical Mythology

Investigates the extent of Mesopotamian influence on Greek mythology, as seen in early Greek literature. Puhvel, Jaan. ... The Daily Life of the Greek Gods.

Author: William Hansen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195300352

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

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Originally published: Handbook of classical mythology. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c2004.
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Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses

Houle, Michelle M. Gods and Goddesses in Greek Mythology. New York: Enslow, 2001. MacDonald, Fiona. Gods and Goddesses in the Daily Life of Ancient Greeks.

Author: Michael Jordan

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438109855

Category: Goddesses

Page: 417

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Presents brief entries describing the gods and goddesses from the mythology and religion of a wide variety of cultures throughout history.
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Handbook of Classical Mythology

The Daily Life of the Greek Gods. Translated by Janet Lloyd. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2000. Ethnography of the Greek gods as they appear in ...

Author: William F Hansen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851096343

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 394

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An introduction to the mythological world of the Greeks and the Romans, combined with a chronology of myths and a dictionary of key characters, objects, and events. • A detailed timeline serves as a convenient "episode guide" chronicling events described in classical mythology • A comprehensive A–Z section offers a quick way to identify the gods, mortals, events, and objects that are key to specific myths
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Ancient Greece Daily Life

CHANGING TIMES : ANCIENT GREECE Daily Life Life in Ancient Greece was very different from today . People worked hard to keep the many Greek gods and ...

Author: Stewart Ross

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756520851

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes day-to-day existence in Ancient Greece, including marriage, games, education, clothing, food and drink, warfare, religion, and funerals.
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The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life The ancient world

Deities RELIGIOUS LIFE | DEITIES 1 Mesopotamia Egypt Greece Rome The
dominant religions of the ancient world were all polytheistic , meaning that there
were multiple gods , and in each culture a rich mythology developed around the ...

Author: Joyce E. Salisbury

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 0313325421

Category: History, Ancient

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Explores ordinary life through time and across the globe.
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Greek Mythology The Gods Goddesses and Heroes Handbook

Hestia was a virgin goddess and one of the most important gods of daily life in ancient Greece. As the goddess of the hearth and home, she was worshipped ...

Author: Liv Albert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781507215494

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Finally sort out who’s who in Greek mythology—from gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everyone in between! Greek mythology continues to appear in popular movies and books today but have you ever wondered about where these characters started out? Discover the origins of your favorite characters from Greek mythology with this collection of profiles to tell you who’s who in classical lore! In Greek Mythology, you will discover the backstories of the heroes, villains, gods, and goddesses that enjoy popularity in today’s shows and films. With comprehensive entries that outline each character’s name, roles, related symbols, and foundational myths, you can get to know the roots of these personas and better understand the stories they inspire today. With this character-focused, handy reference, you will never be confused about Ancient Greece!
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Speaking of God in Thomas Aquinas and Meister Eckhart

The Daily Life of the Greek Gods. Translated by Janet Lloyd. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000. Smalley, Beryl. The Study of the Bible in the Middle ...

Author: Anastasia Wendlinder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317051404

Category: Religion

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Medieval masters Thomas Aquinas and Meister Eckhart considered problems inherent to speaking of God, exploring how religious language might compromise God's transcendence or God's immanence ultimately hindering believers in their journey of faith seeking understanding. Going beyond ordinary readings of Aquinas and building a foundation for further insights into the works of both theologians, this book draws out the implications of the thought of Eckhart and Aquinas for contemporary issues, including ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue, liturgy and prayer, and religious inclusivity. Reading Aquinas and Eckhart in light of each other reveals the profound depth and orthodoxy of both of these scholars and provides a novel approach to many theological and practical religious issues.
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