❦ The Gods of Olympus Author Barbara Graziosi – Survivingtheholocaust.us

The Gods of Olympus The Olympians Are The Most Colorful Characters Of Greek Civilization Even In Antiquity, They Were Said To Be Cruel, Oversexed, Mad Or Just Plain Silly Yet For All Their Foibles Flaws, They Proved To Be Survivors, Far Outlasting Classical Greece Itself In Egypt, The Olympians Claimed To Have Given Birth To Pharaohs In Rome, They Led Respectable Citizens Into Orgiastic Rituals Of Drink Sex Under Christianity Islam They Survived As Demons, Allegories Planets In The Renaissance, They Reemerged As Ambassadors Of A New, Secular Belief In Humanity Their Geographic Range, Too, Has Been Astounding In Their Exile, The Gods Of Olympus Have Traveled East To The Walls Of Cave Temples In China, West To Colonize The Americas They Snuck Into Italian Cathedrals, Haunted Nietzsche Visited Borges Restless Dreams In An Original History, Graziosi Offers The 1st Account To Trace The Wanderings Of These Protean Deities Thru The Millennia Drawing On A Wide Range Of Literary Archeological Sources, The Gods Of Olympus Opens A Window On The Ancient World Its Lasting Influence.Preface Simonides Was WiseIntroduction A Family PortraitPart I Birth Archaic Greece Part II Dialogue Classical AthensPart III Travel Hellenistic EgyptPart IV Translation The Roman EmpirePart V Disguise Christianity IslamPart VI Born Again The RenaissanceEpilogue A Marble HeadAppendix The Twelve GodsList Of IllustrationsNotes Further ReadingAcknowledgmentsIndex

<Epub> ❦ The Gods of Olympus  Author Barbara Graziosi – Survivingtheholocaust.us
  • Hardcover
  • 290 pages
  • The Gods of Olympus
  • Barbara Graziosi
  • English
  • 18 October 2018
  • 0805091572

    10 thoughts on “ ❦ The Gods of Olympus Author Barbara Graziosi – Survivingtheholocaust.us


  1. says:

    I enjoyed this though I think it helps that I went in with absolutely no expectations.Prior to reading this, I was familiar with the Olympian gods and the mythology surrounding them, and this was a nice review.I ve also done some reading on the Greek and Roman empires, and this provided a nice summary of the role religion and the Olympian gods played in these cultures as well as how these cultures shaped and reshaped the gods.The second half of the book deals with the preservation and evolution I enjoyed this though I think it helps that I went in with absolutely no expectations.Prior to reading this, I was familiar with the Olympian gods and the mythology surrounding them, and this was a nice review.I ve also done some reading on the Greek and Roman empires, and this provided a nice summary of the role reli...


  2. says:

    This was fun, but was a little less than what I was hoping Graziosi traces the history of the Greek gods from their origins within the Greek cultural area through their evolution in time, merging with various Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern gods, falling out of their religious context then being reinvented anew One of the interesting insights was how the Greek pantheon served as cultural unifying force, establishing norms across the Greek world and essentially establishing what was Greek It This was fun, but was a little less than what I was hoping Graziosi traces the history of the Greek gods from their origins within the Greek cultural area through their evolution in time, merging with various ...


  3. says:

    This book claims to be about the Olympian gods from antiquity to the renaissance and this is in my opinion a bit misleading Graziosi devotes four parts of her six part book to the ancient world In fairness her observations are insightful and clearly illustrated with good examples Graziosi clearly knows her stuff when it comes to the ancient world And that for me is this books fundamental problem The author should have stopped at the rise of Christianity From this point onwards admittedl This book claims to be about the Olympian gods from antiquity to the renaissance and this is in my opinion a bit misleading Graziosi devotes four parts of her six part book to the ancient world In fairness her observations are insightful and clearly illustrated with good examples Graziosi clearly knows her stuff when it comes to the ancient world And that for me is this books fundamental problem The author should have stopped at the rise of Christianity From this point onwards admittedly only two parts she struggles to convin...


  4. says:

    Unlike Burkett s study, Greek Religion this eschews detailed and dry study of each individual god in favour for a fascinating study of the ways in which the gods have been received and used by successive generations and cultures and the problems all have had with them be they worried...


  5. says:

    For me, there weren t many surprises here in Barbara Graziosi s analysis of the Greek pantheon and their afterlife I already knew how they translated into the Roman world thank you, Mrs Wilson, for many fascinating lessons in classics and I had some idea of how they translated into the medieval and Renaissance world as well I believe thanks there must go to Richard Wilson, Martin Coyle and Rob Gossedge I can t untangle in my mind quite who was responsible for this, but I blame my degree a For me, there weren t m...


  6. says:

    Barbara Graziosi Classics, Durham University has written what she calls a history of the Olympians, defining them by a depiction of the twelve on the Parthenon frieze The list includes Zeus Latin, Jupiter , Hera Juno , Ares Mars , Demeter Ceres , Dionysos Bacchus , Hermes Mercury , Hephaistos Vulcan , Poseidon Neptune , Apollo Apollo , Artemis Diana and Aphrodite Venus Her treatment of them is periodized, chapters surveying archaic Greece, classical Athens, Hellenistic Egypt, Barbara Graziosi Classics, Durham University has written what she calls a history of the Olympians, defining them by a depiction of the twelve on the Parthenon frieze The list includes Zeus Latin, Jupiter , Hera Juno , Ares Mars , Demeter Ceres , Dionysos Bacchus , Hermes Mercury , Hephaistos Vulcan , Poseidon Neptune , Apollo Apollo , Artemis Diana and Aphrodite Venus Her...


  7. says:

    Very pleasant writing style More narrative than textbook Plenty of footnotes and references A great, condensed overview of the main Greek gods from the earliest Cycladic culture through Classical Greece, then through the adoption by Rome and the rise of Christianity, all the way up to modernity.


  8. says:

    Barbara Graziosi does a wonderful job explaining how our understanding of the Olympians has developed over time From tangible individuals all the way to symbols of scientific and intellectual exploration, Graziosi shows that societies have adapted Zeus and his entourage to fit their needs and value from the time they first entered into the collective consciousness Although they are immortal, they are certainly not unchanging, but rather are tied to the same ebbs and flows of history as anyone Barbara Graziosi does a wonderful job explaining how our understanding of the Olympians has developed over time From tangible individuals all the way to symbols of scientific and intellectual exploration, Graziosi shows that societies have adapted Zeus and his entourage to fit their needs and value from the time they first entered into the collective consciousness Although they are immortal, they are certainly not unchanging, but rather are tied to the sam...


  9. says:

    Verwacht geen uitgebreid overzicht van mythes gelinkt aan de Griekse goden Het is eerder een beschrijving doorheen de eeuwen van de culturele, politieke en godsdienstige impact van de inwoners van de Olympus Ook al in de tijd van de antieke Grieken kwam het geloof onder druk te staan door filosofen zoals Xenophanes en Socrates die van een gebrek voor de goden werd beschuldigd en de Atheense democratie die de aandacht naar het wereldse verplaatste Onder Alexander de Grote gingen de Griekse g Verwacht geen uitgebreid overzicht v...


  10. says:

    While it wasn t exactly as I expected, I still enjoyed this one I had anticipated an in depth look at discussion of each of the gods and goddesses and their evolution over time Instead it looked at the gods and goddesses collectively, which work...

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