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Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture

By Anton Bierl,Menelaos Christopoulos,Athina Papachrysostomou
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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From Homer to Sophocles and Greek Middle Comedy, and from Plato and Protagoras to Ovid, this volume features a panoramic and cross-generic overview of the diverse handling and ad hoc elaboration of the overarching literary notions of "time" and "space". The twenty-one contributions of this volume written by an international group of esteemed scholars provide an equal number of hermeneutic approaches to individual, distinct aspects of Greek and Latin literature. The volume is purposely designed not as a linear display of knowledge, but rather as an anthology of select paradigms that aim to demonstrate the multidimensional function and multifaceted role of the twin notions of "time" and "space" throughout ancient Greek and Latin literary texts. The volume opens with analyses of conspicuous cases from epic poetry, proceeds with examples from drama (tragedy and comedy), and concludes with diverse instances of chronotopes (empirical, imaginary, and even shifting ones), in various literary genres. The volume is of greatest relevance since it meets the cultural and theoretical trends of today’s Classics. It therefore will attract not only the interest of specialised Classicists but it is also intended for a wider general readership.

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In spite of the growing amount of important new work being carried out on uses of myth in particular ancient contexts, their appeal and reception beyond the framework of one culture have rarely been the primary object of enquiry in contemporary debate. Highlighting the fact that ancient societies were linked by their shared use of mythological narratives, Wandering Myths aims to advance our understanding of the mechanisms by which such tales were disseminated cross-culturally and to investigate how they gained local resonances. In order to assess both wider geographic circulations and to explore specific local features and interpretations, a regional approach is adopted, with a particular focus on Anatolia, the Near East and Italy. Contributions are drawn from a range of disciplines, and cross a wide chronological span, but all are interlinked by their engagement with questions focusing on the factors that guided the processes of reception and steered the facets of local interpretation. The Preface and Epilogue evaluate the material in a synoptic way and frame the challenging questions and views expressed in the Introduction.

Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks, 2nd Edition

By Robert Garland
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 031335815X
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : History
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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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  • Publisher : Blue Rose Publishers
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Members : 169
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SWASTIKA: Epigraphy, Numismatics, Religion and Philosophical Studies is a Festschrift presented to Prof. Hampa Nagarajaiah a renowned Jaina Scholar in India, on his 85th birth anniversary (7th October 1936) . Prof. Hampana one of the major litterateurs of Karnataka, has authored more than 80 books in English and Kannada. His writings, spread over more than five decades, cover a wide range of topics embracing different disciplines and fields of research. Some of his books have been translated into English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tulu, Tamil and Telugu. He has taught undergraduate and post- graduates students, for over 37 years. He has served Kannada sahitya parishad , as secretary for 8 years, as well president for 8 years , With ‘hampana’ as his nam de plume , he is a recipient of a number of state and national Awards. Contemporary literati honoured him with 8 festschrifts.. His contribution to the study of Jainology, in particular, insignificant and seminal. These articles in other way serve as garland of flowers to decor Prof. Hampa Nagarajaiah; A great scholar in Jainism, Literature, Epigraphy, Numismatics, Religion and Philosophy , History and Cultural Studies. There are more than 31 articles shedding light on Recent Trends in Jainism Studies. This prestigious volume contains a wide spectrum of research articles covering Jainism in Archaeology, Art, and Architecture. The volume containing a good collection of research papers contributed by renowned authors from India and abroad will serve as an important source of information and reference book for research students and teachers as well. Incidentally, this volume also highlights the love and affection of Prof. Hampa Nagarajaiah enjoys in the intellectual world.

The Routledge Dictionary of Religious and Spiritual Quotations

By Geoffrey Parrinder
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134568088
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
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How did the universe come to exist? What is the nature of its creator? Is there a purpose to human existence? What is it to live a good life? The Routledge Dictionary of Religious and Spiritual Quotations offers not just one, but many, answers to these questions. Geoffrey Parrinder has drawn on all the great books of world religions - the Bible, the Qur'an, Zoroastrian Gathas, Hindu Vedas, Bhagavad Gita, Jewish Mishnah, Sikh Adi Granth and Chinese Tao Te Ching - in this collection of over 3000 quotations. Discover the words of prophets, scholars and mystics on matters spiritual and moral, as well as Plato on sexuality, Freud on religion and Gandhi on violence. Originally published in 1990, The Routledge Dictionary of Religious Quotations is now reissued with a new preface by Geoffrey Parrinder.

Ancient and Modern Religion and Politics

By J. LeBlanc,Carolyn M. Jones Medine
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137071516
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : Social Science
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This book brings a variety of voices into conversation about the issues of identity, community, tension and violence, and peace in the West: from Sophocles to Alice Walker, from Lincoln to Martin Luther King, Jr. and from Euripides to Edward Said.

The Religion Toolkit

By John Morreall,Tamara Sonn
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1444343718
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 230
  • Pdf File: the-religion-toolkit.pdf

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This complete overview of religious studies provides students with the essential knowledge and tools they need to explore and understand the nature of religion. Covers the early development of religion, with overviews of major and minor religions from Islam to Scientology Considers recent developments including secularization; the relationship between religion and science; and scientific studies on religion, health, and mystical experience Uses humor throughout, allowing students to remain open-minded to the subject Explains what it means to study religion academically, and considers the impact of the study of religion on religion itself Contains numerous student-friendly features including photos, maps, time lines, side bars, historical profiles, and population distribution figures Provides classroom users with a lively website,www.wiley.com/go/religiontoolkit, including questions, quizzes, extra material, and helpful primary and secondary sources

The Bible among the Myths

By John N. Oswalt
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  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic
  • Book Code : 0310322421
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 294
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Sixty years ago, most biblical scholars maintained that Israel’s religion was unique—that it stood in marked contrast to the faiths of its ancient Near Eastern neighbors. Nowadays, it is widely argued that Israel’s religion mirrors that of other West Semitic societies. What accounts for this radical change, and what are its implications for our understanding of the Old Testament? Dr. John N. Oswalt says the root of this new attitude lies in Western society’s hostility to the idea of revelation, which presupposes a reality that transcends the world of the senses, asserting the existence of a realm humans cannot control. While not advocating a “the Bible says it, and I believe it, and that settles it” point of view, Oswalt asserts convincingly that while other ancient literatures all see reality in essentially the same terms, the Bible differs radically on all the main points. The Bible Among the Myths supplies a necessary corrective to those who reject the Old Testament’s testimony about a transcendent God who breaks into time and space and reveals himself in and through human activity.

Understanding Religion and Social Change in Ethiopia

By M. Girma
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137269421
  • Total of Pages : 219
  • Category : Religion
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Religiosity is one aspect without which Ethiopian society cannot be fully understood. This book aims to map out the terrain of the discourse in religion-social change nexus in Ethiopian using the notion of covenant as an interpretive tool.

Traveller in Space

By June Campbell
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350093459
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
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In this revised edition of June Campbell's ground-breaking and ambitious work, many of the key issues concerning gender, identity and Tibetan Buddhism, are now broadened and further clarified in order to create a better understanding of the historical importance of gender symbolisation in the very construction of religious belief and philosophy. With its cross-cultural stance, the book concerns itself with the unusual task of creating links between the symbolic representations of gender in the philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism, and contemporary western thinking in relation to identity politics and intersubjectivity. A wide range of sources are drawn upon in order to build up arguments concerning the complexities of individual gender roles in Tibetan society, alongside the symbolic spaces allocated to the male and female within its cultural forms, including its sacred institutions, its representations and in the enactment of ritual. And in the light of Tibetan Buddhisms popularity in the west, timely questions are raised concerning gender and the potential uses and abuses of power and secrecy in Tibetan Tantra, which, with its unique emphasis on guru-devotion and sexual ritual, is now being disseminated worldwide. What is made clear in this new edition, however, is that Campbell's ultimate aim is to elucidate, through the use of a psychoanalytical perspective, something of the dynamic inter-relationship between the inner lives of individuals, their gender identities in society, and the belief systems which they create in order to provide cohesion, continuity and meaning, whether it be in the east or the west.