The Mythology of Plants

This engaging book focuses on the perennially fascinating topic of plants in Greek and Roman myth.

The Mythology of Plants

This engaging book focuses on the perennially fascinating topic of plants in Greek and Roman myth. The author, an authority on the gardens, art, and literature of the classical world, introduces the book’s main themes with a discussion of gods and heroes in ancient Greek and Roman gardens. The following chapters recount the everyday uses and broader cultural meaning of plants with particularly strong mythological associations. These include common garden plants such as narcissus and hyacinth; pomegranate and apple , which were potent symbols of fertility; and sources of precious incense including frankincense and myrrh. Following the sweeping botanical commentary are the myths themselves, told in the original voice of Ovid, classical antiquity’s most colorful mythographer. The volume’s interdisciplinary approach will appeal to a wide audience, ranging from readers interested in archaeology, classical literature, and ancient history to garden enthusiasts. With an original translation of selections from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, an extensive bibliography, a useful glossary of names and places, and a rich selection of images including exquisite botanical illustrations, this book is unparalleled in scope and realization.

Twelve Voices from Greece and Rome

Introduction to twelve authors from classical antiquity, whose works still address some of our most fundamental concerns in the world today.

Twelve Voices from Greece and Rome

Introduction to twelve authors from classical antiquity, whose works still address some of our most fundamental concerns in the world today

Greek Roman Mythology Grades 6 12

Topics covered include mythology, geography, history, creative writing, and more! Students will love learning about these fascinating tales!

Greek   Roman Mythology  Grades 6   12

This captivating classroom supplement includes reproducible activities to develop higher-level thinking skills through mythological stories, maps, charts, and worksheets. Topics covered include mythology, geography, history, creative writing, and more! Students will love learning about these fascinating tales! --Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character. Mark Twain Media also provides innovative classroom solutions for bulletin boards and interactive whiteboards. Since 1977, Mark Twain Media has remained a reliable source for a wide variety of engaging classroom resources. -

Ancient Greece and Rome

Examines the myths and beliefs of the classical world of ancient Greece and Rome.

Ancient Greece and Rome

Examines the myths and beliefs of the classical world of ancient Greece and Rome.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

group found consistently throughout the Greek world is the so-called Twelve Gods, which included the most important members of the Olympian family. As they are depicted on the frieze of the Parthenon in Athens, the Twelve Gods are Zeus, ...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome is the clearest and most accessible guide to the world of classical antiquity ever produced. This multivolume reference work is a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world--Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman--from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. The Encyclopedia brings the work of the best classical scholars, archaeologists, and historians together in an easy-to-use format. The articles, written by leading scholars in the field, seek to convey the significance of the people, places, and historical events of classical antiquity, together with its intellectual and material culture. Broad overviews of literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, science, and religion are complimented by articles on authors and their works, literary genres and periods, historical figures and events, archaeologists and archaeological sites, artists and artistic themes and materials, philosophers and philosophical schools, scientists and scientific areas, gods, heroes, and myths. Areas covered include: · Greek and Latin Literature · Authors and Their Works · Historical Figures and Events · Religion and Mythology · Art, Artists, Artistic Themes, and Materials · Archaeology, Philosophers, and Philosophical Schools · Science and Technology · Politics, Economics, and Society · Material Culture and Everyday Life

Twelve Greeks and Romans Who Changed the World

In Twelve Greeks and Romans Who Changed the World, Carl J. Richard brings to life a group of men whose contributions fundamentally altered western society.

Twelve Greeks and Romans Who Changed the World

In Twelve Greeks and Romans Who Changed the World, Carl J. Richard brings to life a group of men whose contributions fundamentally altered western society. In this compelling narrative, readers encounter a rich cast of characters, including eloquent Homer, shrewd Pericles, fiery Alexander, idealistic Plato, ambitious Caesar, dedicated Paul, and passionate Augustine. As he vibrantly describes the contributions of the individuals, Richard details the historical context in which each lived, showing how these men influenced their world and ours.

Women s Life in Greece and Rome

This highly acclaimed collection, the first sourcebook on ancient women and now in its fourth edition, provides a unique look into the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women.

Women s Life in Greece and Rome

This highly acclaimed collection, the first sourcebook on ancient women and now in its fourth edition, provides a unique look into the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women. The texts represent women of all social classes, from public figures remembered for their deeds (or misdeeds), to priestesses, poets, and intellectuals, to working women, such as musicians, wet nurses, and prostitutes, to homemakers. The editors have selected texts from hard-to-find sources, such as inscriptions, papyri, and medical treatises, many of which have not previously been translated into English. The resulting compilation is both an invaluable aid to research and a clear guide through this complex subject. The brand new design of the fourth edition integrates the third edition's appendix and adds many new and unusual texts and images, as well as such student-friendly features as a map and chapter overviews. Many notes and explanations have been revised with the non-classicist in mind. Its readings cover women's legal status, domestic conditions, health issues, and relations with other people. The emphasis throughout is not so much on what ancient writers thought about women, as on what women actually did, both within the home and outside it, from their intellectual achievements, benefactions, and religious roles, to humble jobs and acts of physical and moral courage.

Pantheons

It was the first and only building in Rome to be dedicated to 'all the gods', and this concept is not exactly mirrored in any known earlier ... A recent study of the twelve gods of Greece and Rome lists fifty-four different divinities, ...

Pantheons

The institution of the pantheon has come a long way from its classical origins. Invented to describe a temple dedicated to many deities, the term later became so far removed from its original meaning, that by the twentieth century, it has been able to exist independently of any architectural and sculptural monument. This collection of essays is the first to trace the transformation of the monumental idea of the pantheon from its origins in Greek and Roman antiquity to its later appearance as a means of commemorating and enshrining the ideals of national identity and statehood. Illuminating the emergence of the pantheon in a range of different cultures and periods by exploring its different manifestations and implementations, the essays open new historical perspectives on the formation of national and civic identities.

Greek Roman Myths

Janus, the god of entrances, is the only deity to appear solely in Roman mythology. Another early god, Saturn, ... The Dii Consentes, corresponding to the 12 Greek Olympians, were especially honoured. Listed by the poet Ennius in the ...

Greek   Roman Myths

The classical gods of Rome uncoiled from the fertile imaginations of the ancient Greeks whose gods were passionate and violent, jealous of their powers and subject to both mighty outbursts of love and all-consuming bouts of vengeful war. The dark forces of the ancient world were held at bay by the resourceful and emerging civilisation that formed the basis of Western culture, providing a tradition of fabulous tales that are retold in this new book. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and myth, fantasy and science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic.

Foreign but Familiar Gods

The Romans ritually and legally declared the equivalency of their most prominent gods and the most prominent Greek gods ... On the Twelve Gods, see Charlote R. Long, The Twelve Gods of Greece and Rome (EPRO, 107; Leiden: Brill, 1987).

Foreign but Familiar Gods

Through a close and informative reading of seven key texts in Acts, Kauppi analyses the appearances of Graeco-Roman religion, offering evidence of practices including divination and oracles, ruler cult and civic foundation myth. Foreign But Familiar Gods then uses a combination of these scriptural texts and other contemporary evidence (including archaeological and literary material) to suggest that one of Luke's subsidiary themes is to contrast Graeco-Roman and Christian religious conceptualizations and practices.

Exploring the New Testament World

Pollitt, J. J. “The lmpact of Greek Art on Rome” TAPhA 108(1978): 155–174. 5.10. Robertson, N. “The Ritual Background of the Dying God in Cyprus and SyroPalestine. ... Long, C. R. The Twelve Gods of Greece and Rome. Leiden: Brill, 1987.

Exploring the New Testament World

The timeless message of the New Testament applies to people of every culture and generation. Yet there is great value in understanding the world in which that message was first revealed - its social manners, politics, religious customs, and culture. Exploring the New Testament World, written by classics and Bible scholar Dr. Albert A. Bell, Jr., illuminates the living context of the New Testament, immersing its readers in the intriguing world of Jesus and the early church. An authority on ancient Greek and Roman language, culture, and history, Dr. Bell writes in a readable style that is accessible and enjoyable to any reader - an uncommon accomplishment among New Testament scholars today. Surveying Jewish factions of the era, the social and political structure of the Roman Empire, and the philosophies and religions that surrounded the early church, Dr. Bell helps his readers learn to think like first-century Jews, Greeks, and Romans, illuminating puzzling New Testament passages for clear understanding. Comprehensive Scripture and Subject Indexes make this volume even more useful as a "manners and customs" Bible companion. This authoritative guide receives high praise from college professors and Sunday school teachers alike, proving its appeal to both popular and academic audiences. A "must-have" reference for every pastor and an indispensable resource to any Bible reader.

Women s Life in Greece and Rome

He was prefect of Rome in 367 under the emperor Valentinian, when Christian factions were disputing the papacy. During this period, he restored the Portico of the Twelve Gods with its statues in the Roman Forum.

Women s Life in Greece and Rome

This highly acclaimed collection, the first sourcebook on ancient women and now in its fourth edition, provides a unique look into the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women. The texts represent women of all social classes, from public figures remembered for their deeds (or misdeeds), to priestesses, poets, and intellectuals, to working women, such as musicians, wet nurses, and prostitutes, to homemakers. The editors have selected texts from hard-to-find sources, such as inscriptions, papyri, and medical treatises, many of which have not previously been translated into English. The resulting compilation is both an invaluable aid to research and a clear guide through this complex subject. The brand new design of the fourth edition integrates the third edition's appendix and adds many new and unusual texts and images, as well as such student-friendly features as a map and chapter overviews. Many notes and explanations have been revised with the non-classicist in mind. Its readings cover women's legal status, domestic conditions, health issues, and relations with other people. The emphasis throughout is not so much on what ancient writers thought about women, as on what women actually did, both within the home and outside it, from their intellectual achievements, benefactions, and religious roles, to humble jobs and acts of physical and moral courage.

A Companion to Greek Religion

''Rubbish disposal in Greek and Roman cities. ... Rome. 51–61. Lienhardt, G. 1961. Divinity and Experience: The Religion oftheDinka. Oxford. Lincoln, B. 2004. ''Epilogue. ... Long, C.R. 1987 The Twelve Gods of Greece and Rome. EPRO 107.

A Companion to Greek Religion

This major addition to Blackwell?s Companions to the Ancient World series covers all aspects of religion in the ancient Greek world from the archaic, through the classical and into the Hellenistic period. Written by a panel of international experts Focuses on religious life as it was experienced by Greek men and women at different times and in different places Features major sections on local religious systems, sacred spaces and ritual, and the divine

Greek Religion and Culture the Bible and the Ancient Near East

The god's epithet, Phyxios, resembles that of an epithet of Zeus in Argos, Aphesios, which must mean something like 'Releaser'.70 ... Twelve Gods: C.R. Long, The Twelve Gods of Greece and Rome (Leiden, 1987); K. Brodersen, Terra Cognita ...

Greek Religion and Culture  the Bible and the Ancient Near East

This book greatly enhances our knowledge of the interrelationship of Greek religion & culture and the Ancient Near East by offering important analyses of Greek myths, divinities and terms like ‘magic’ and 'paradise', but also of the Greek contribution to the Christian notion of atonement.

Beliefs Rituals and Symbols of Ancient Greece and Rome

In Rome's oldest civil calendar the feast of Neptune was observed on 23 July in the interval between two distinct ... In 399 bc the Romans first introduced the Greek ceremony of a banquet (lectister-nium) for the Twelve Gods of Olympus.

Beliefs  Rituals  and Symbols of Ancient Greece and Rome

Greek and Roman mythology is forever linked for a myriad of reasons. Historians believe this could be because many of the Roman deities were adopted from the Greek. However, there are many that were not shared and are proudly only Roman, or only Greek. This comprehensive atlas presents dictionary entries about the major gods, heroes, and imaginary creatures of Greek and Roman mythology, along with information on some key historical figures and philosophical schools of thought. In this impressive book, the entries unfold through a pictorial and illustrated journey. Through a robust glossary, sidebars, and thematic introductions the social studies content of this fascinating subject becomes easily digestible, even for the most reluctant reader, while the further reading section inspires future research.

Romanising Oriental Gods

Myth, Salvation, and Ethics in the Cults of Cybele, Isis, and Mithras Jaime Alvar Ezquerra R. Richard Lindsay Gordon ... of the assembly of the (twelve) gods, representing heaven as the abode of the gods, e.g. V. 1292, Top no.

Romanising Oriental Gods

The traditional grand narrative correlating the decline of Graeco-Roman religion with the rise of Christianity has been under pressure for three decades. This book argues that the alternative accounts now emerging significantly underestimate the role of three major cults, of Cybele and Attis, Isis and Serapis, and Mithras. Although their differences are plain, these cults present sufficient common features to justify their being taken typologically as a group. All were selective adaptations of much older cults of the Fertile Crescent. It was their relative sophistication, their combination of the imaginative power of unfamiliar myth with distinctive ritual performance and ethical seriousness, that enabled them both to focus and to articulate a sense of the autonomy of religion from the socio-political order, a sense they shared with Early Christianity. The notion of 'mystery' was central to their ability to navigate the Weberian shift from ritualist to ethical salvation.

Mythology

This book includes five captivating manuscripts: Greek Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters Egyptian Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Mortals Norse Mythology: ...

Mythology

Explore Captivating Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, and Mortals while Learning Fascinating Facts about Five Mythologies! This book includes five captivating manuscripts: Greek Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters Egyptian Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Mortals Norse Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Sagas, and Heroes Celtic Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Gods, Sagas and Beliefs Roman Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Roman Gods, Goddesses, and Mythological Creatures The broad arc of the first manuscript takes us from the dim beginnings of creation as seen in the Greek mythology. We move through the birth of Titans, their overthrow by the Olympian gods, the gods' dealings with mortals like Paris of Troy, Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Trojan War, and into historical times. Here are just some of the topics that the first part of this book will cover: Uranus: Betrayal by Cronus Cronus: Fear of His Children Titans vs. Olympian Gods Olympian Rule Zeus and His Ladies Prometheus and Herakles An Unhappy Tale of the Underworld The Beauty Contest that Led to the Fall of Troy Poseidon, Metis, Athena and Atlantis Kraken and Other Monsters Jason, the Argonauts, and Medea's Dragon Menelaus, Agamemnon, and the Trojan War Solon, the Athenian Law Giver 300 Spartans Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle Alexander the Great The second part is full of fascinating facts and stories. For instance, it covers perhaps the most popular of all the Egyptian stories - the myth of Osiris. Here are just some of the topics that the second part of this book will cover: Egypt in Context Creation Fall of Humanity Osiris Myth Chief Gods of the Egyptian Pantheon Lesser Known Pantheon Ancient Egyptian History Here are just some of the topics that the third part of this book will cover: Norse Creation Story The Nine Realms Gods and the "Giants" of J�tunheim Midgard and the Humans Elves, Dwarves, Trolls and Valkyries Odin, Frigg, Thor, and Loki The Death of Baldr Conflict Between the Realms English Days of the Week Here are just some of the topics that the fourth part of this book will cover: Celtic Animism Universal Celtic Gods Local Irish Celt Gods Local Gallic Celt Gods Celtic Sagas: The Cycles Celtic Beliefs: Animal and Human Sacrifice The Wicker Man Celtic Beliefs: Reincarnation Celtic Beliefs: Matriarchy Here are just some of the topics that the fifth part of this book will cover: The Trojan Connection What History and an Analysis of Myth Tell Us Founding of Rome Purely Roman Gods The Creatures of Roman Mythology Borrowings from Etruria Influence of the Greek Pantheon Greek Creatures Adopted by the Romans Celtic Potpourri Roman Conquests of the Celts Truth Behind the Roman Gods Get the book now to learn more about these five mythologies!

Literature and Religion at Rome

Oxford ( 1995 ) review of Levene ( 1993 ) , JRS 85 : 314-15 Linderski , J. ( 1982 ) ' Cicero and Roman divination ' , PP 37 : 12-38 ( 1986 ) ' The augural law ' , ANRW 2.16.3 : 2146-312 Long , C.R. ( 1987 ) The Twelve Gods of Greece and ...

Literature and Religion at Rome

A sophisticated and important short study of Roman religion.

Treasures Of Roman Mythology

This book can take you through that journey, beginning with an overview of the Roman peoples and cultures, and into an understanding of their pantheon of gods and goddesses, their amazing tales of adventure and restless search for meaning, ...

Treasures Of Roman Mythology

Unlock Your Roman Treasure Box! Enter a world where gods and goddesses mingle with the humans that worship them in elaborate temples, where heroes fight epic battles and monsters are thwarted, where legendary tales are told with an eye toward eternal glory-the treasure that is Roman mythology is an undeniable pleasure to read. Explore another world of ancient values, virtues, and vices, which are never to be forgotten. The motifs of Roman mythology are similar to that of many other mythologies: Supernatural power is a handy way to explain the extraordinary; heroes are larger-than-life, with superhuman strength and wisdom to spare; gods are tricky and should be approached with caution; harrowing journeys are undertaken; battles are fought and champions are forged. The Romans developed a highly-sophisticated government and military, and successfully conquered much of the known Western world; their influence is undeniable still yet today. We can see the Roman evolution from their legendary founding, to their epic expansion, to their continued presence in our popular imagination through the thread of their treasure trove of myths and tales. This book can take you through that journey, beginning with an overview of the Roman peoples and cultures, and into an understanding of their pantheon of gods and goddesses, their amazing tales of adventure and restless search for meaning, and a glimpse into who they actually were via the stories they held dear. Some specific elements you will encounter: - Some of the main gods of the Greco-Roman pantheon, with all their quirks and foibles - The Roman Council of Twelve Gods and their all-too-human role in the peoples they oversee - The epic tales of the founding of one of the greatest empires in history - The multiple myths of the Metamorphoses, from tales of transformation to love stories, both tragic and magical - The politics and history of Rome that informed the stories the ancient Romans told about themselves and their culture - From the Minotaur to the Medusa-fascinating human-animal hybrids - The vision of women in Roman culture, from temptress to protector - Stories about one of the most legendary figures in mythological history: Hercules - The first Roman emperor and his desire to create a new story of Rome - Contemporary visions of Roman characters and how they inform our Western institutions, our literary and artistic history, and our contemporary culture Roman mythology is diverse and fascinating, offering us an insight into how ancient people believed and lived, into what they valued and vilified, and into how they loved and thrived. Finally, if you have enjoyed these treasured tales of Roman mythology, don't forget to explore the other fantastic realms of mythological magic in this series of books: Treasures of Egyptian Mythology, Treasures of Celtic Mythology, Treasures of Norse Mythology, and Treasures of Greek Mythology. You will find yourself in awe of the sweeping scope of history and culture represented by these mythological traditions, as well as get a better understanding of how we continually make and re-make these myths for our own times. That's the fabulous thing about myths: They never truly die.