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The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales Legends and Myths

The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales  Legends  and Myths Author
ISBN-10 9781400884674
Release 2017-02-14
Pages 584
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The first anthology ever to present the entire range of ancient Greek and Roman stories—from myths and fairy tales to jokes Captured centaurs and satyrs, talking animals, people who suddenly change sex, men who give birth, the temporarily insane and the permanently thick-witted, delicate sensualists, incompetent seers, a woman who remembers too much, a man who cannot laugh—these are just some of the colorful characters who feature in the unforgettable stories that ancient Greeks and Romans told in their daily lives. Together they created an incredibly rich body of popular oral stories that include, but range well beyond, mythology—from heroic legends, fairy tales, and fables to ghost stories, urban legends, and jokes. This unique anthology presents the largest collection of these tales ever assembled. Featuring nearly four hundred stories in authoritative and highly readable translations, this is the first book to offer a representative selection of the entire range of traditional classical storytelling. Set mostly in the world of humans, not gods, these stories focus on figures such as lovers, tricksters, philosophers, merchants, rulers, athletes, artists, and soldiers. The narratives range from the well-known—for example, Cupid and Psyche, Diogenes and his lantern, and the tortoise and the hare—to lesser-known tales that deserve wider attention. Entertaining and fascinating, they offer a unique window into the fantasies, anxieties, humor, and passions of the people who told them. Complete with beautiful illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes, a comprehensive introduction, notes, and more, this one-of-a-kind anthology will delight general readers as well as students of classics, fairy tales, and folklore.

Old Greek Folk stories Told Anew

Old Greek Folk stories Told Anew Author Josephine Preston Peabody
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044097064729
Release 1897
Pages 123
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Old Greek Folk stories Told Anew has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Old Greek Folk stories Told Anew also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Old Greek Folk stories Told Anew book for free.

The Routledge Modern Greek Reader

The Routledge Modern Greek Reader Author Maria Kaliambou
ISBN-10 9781317610571
Release 2015-05-01
Pages 180
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The Routledge Modern Greek Reader has been specially designed for post-beginners to advanced learners of Greek. Written by an experienced instructor, this innovative reader offers both students and teachers of Modern Greek the pedagogical tools to utilise richly textured folktale material in a language class. Students can develop their linguistic skills while simultaneously engaging with the broader social and cultural context of the language. Features include: Twenty five readings organised according to level of difficulty, beginning with easy short stories and progressing onto more advanced level texts Vocabulary lists with English translations and vocabulary in context supporting each reading Comprehension questions in each chapter to help foster stronger reading and writing skills Language exercises and subject specific tasks to stimulate classroom discussion and help students develop strong essay writing skills in Greek Three folktales presented in different dialects at the end of the book to help students understand variety within the Greek language itself A complete Greek-English glossary and a list of all idiomatic expressions and colloquial phrases found in the folktales. Suitable for both class use and independent study, The Routledge Modern Greek Reader is an essential tool for increasing language proficiency skills and enriching students’ cultural knowledge.

Anthology of Ancient Greek Popular Literature

Anthology of Ancient Greek Popular Literature Author William F. Hansen
ISBN-10 0253211573
Release 1998
Pages 349
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"Hansen has assembled an anthology like no other, which will fascinate students of late antiquity, folklorists, and curiosity-seekers, and will offer new possibilities to teachers of ancient-culture surveys." --Classical World "... lively, entertaining, and unique anthology... This anthology is appropriate not only for graduate and undergraduate students in classics but for anyone interested in the transmission of folklore." --Journal of American Folklore "... higly readable English translations of a wide variety of Greek texts... a solid introduction to the general question of 'popular literature' in the ancient world." --Bryn Mawr Classical Review "... what one hopes for in an anthology... this volume can be used as a textbook yet is of benefit for the scholar, has clear, well-written, and well-formed introductions that avoid eccentricity while noting different viewpoints, and provides a representative selection of mostly complete works." --The Petronian Society Newsletter Readers in ancient Greece didn't curl up with only the weighty tomes of Homer, Plato, and Sophocles--they also enjoyed light entertainment such as novels, short stories, fantasies, jokes, and fortune-telling handbooks. In fact, some of this literature was so successful that it remained in circulation into the Middle Ages. Most of these selections are little known except to scholars, but all will prove an unexpected delight to readers everywhere.

D Aulaires Book of Greek Myths

D Aulaires Book of Greek Myths Author Ingri d'Aulaire
ISBN-10 9781524770648
Release 2017-11-28
Pages 208
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"I doubt I would have grown up to be the writer and artist I became had I not fallen in love with D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths at the age of seven."—R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder. Now updated with a new cover and an afterword featuring never-before-published drawings from the sketchbook of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, plus an essay about their life and work and photos from the family achive. In print for over fifty years, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths has introduced generations to Greek mythology—and continues to enthrall young readers. Here are the greats of ancient Greece—gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters—as freshly described in words and pictures as if they were alive today. No other volume of Greek mythology has inspired as many young readers as this timeless classic. Both adults and children alike will find this book a treasure for years to come. “For any child fortunate enough to have this generous book . . . the kings and heroes of ancient legend will remain forever matter-of-fact; the pictures interpret the text literally and are full of detail and witty observation.”—The Horn Book “The drawings . . . are excellent and excitingly evocative.”—The New York Times A New York Public Library’s 100 Great Children’s Books|100 Years selection An NPR 100 Must-Reads for Kids 9–14 selection

Ours once more

Ours once more Author Michael Herzfeld
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106018408739
Release 1986-07
Pages 197
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Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales

Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales Author Various
ISBN-10 9781907256936
Release 2010-12
Pages 392
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This book, compiled by Sir George Douglas, contains not just fairytales but also tales of kelpies, brownies, stories of animals - foxes, crows, frogs and stories of mermen and comic tales as well. Contained herein are 85 stories like: The Story of the White Pet, The Fisherman and the Mermen, The Seal-Catcher's Adventure, The Frog and the Crow, Habitrot, The Wee Bunnock and many, many more. In the days long before the advent of radio and television, the arrival of a story-teller in a village was an important event. As soon as it became known, there would be a rush to the house where he was lodged, and every available seat--on bench, table, bed, beam, or the floor would quickly be appropriated. And then, for hours together--just like some first-rate actor on a stage--the story-teller would hold his audience spell-bound. Campbell of Isla, who gathered and penned the Popular Tales of the West Highlands series in the 1870's, records that in his day the practice of story-telling still lingered in the remote Western Islands of Barra. Maybe, just maybe, there are a few alive today who remember this custom being continued at Poolewe in Ross-shire where the young people used to assemble at night to hear the old ones recite the tales which they had learned from their fore-fathers. This book is a treasure chest of classic Scottish Folklore, and will make fascinating reading for those interested in folklore in general. So take some time out and travel back to a period before television and radio, a time when tales were passed on orally--at the drying kilns, at the communal well and in homes. YESTERDAYS BOOKS for TODAYS CHARITIES


Storytelling Author Josepha Sherman
ISBN-10 9781317459378
Release 2015-03-26
Pages 910
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Storytelling is an ancient practice known in all civilizations throughout history. Characters, tales, techniques, oral traditions, motifs, and tale types transcend individual cultures - elements and names change, but the stories are remarkably similar with each rendition, highlighting the values and concerns of the host culture. Examining the stories and the oral traditions associated with different cultures offers a unique view of practices and traditions."Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore" brings past and present cultures of the world to life through their stories, oral traditions, and performance styles. It combines folklore and mythology, traditional arts, history, literature, and festivals to present an overview of world cultures through their liveliest and most fascinating mode of expression. This appealing resource includes specific storytelling techniques as well as retellings of stories from various cultures and traditions.


Folklore Author Joseph Jacobs
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025541819
Release 1969
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Most vols. for 1890- contain list of members of the Folk-lore Society.

The Nature of Shamanism

The Nature of Shamanism Author Michael Ripinsky-Naxon
ISBN-10 0791413861
Release 1993-05-04
Pages 289
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Ripinsky-Naxon explores the core and essence of shamanism by looking at its ritual, mythology, symbolism, and the dynamics of its cultural process. In dealing with the basic elements of shamanism, the author discusses the shamanistic experience and enlightenment, the inner personal crisis, and the many aspects entailed in the role of the shaman.

The Folktale

The Folktale Author Stith Thompson
ISBN-10 0520033590
Release 1977-01-01
Pages 510
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Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

South African Folk tales

South African Folk tales Author James A. Honeÿ
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044018781468
Release 1910
Pages 151
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Elder Tales

Elder Tales Author Dan Keding
ISBN-10 9780313096068
Release 2007-11-30
Pages 188
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Arranged by story type, these are tales that can be used in the classroom and library. They will prove a springboard for cultural comparisons and discussion of how wisdom is shared between generations and how elders contribute to and are perceived by societies around the globe.

Greek Nymphs

Greek Nymphs Author Jennifer Larson
ISBN-10 0198028687
Release 2001-06-28
Pages 392
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Greek Nymphs: Myths, Cult, Lore is the first comprehensive study of the nymph in the ancient Greek world. This well-illustrated book examines nymphs as both religious and mythopoetic figures, tracing their development and significance in Greek culture from Homer through the Hellenistic period. Drawing upon a broad range of literary and archaeological evidence, Jennifer Larson discusses sexually powerful nymphs in ancient and modern Greek folklore, the use of dolls representing nymphs in the socialization of girls, the phenomenon of nympholepsy, the nymphs' relations with other deities in the Greek pantheon, and the nymphs' role in mythic narratives of city-founding and colonization. The book includes a survey of the evidence for myths and cults of the nymphs arranged by geographical region, and a special section of the worship of nymphs in caves throughout the Greek world.

Greek Folklore

Greek Folklore Author Nikolaos G. Politēs
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B512596
Release 1893
Pages 41
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Aesop s Fables

Aesop s Fables Author Aesop
ISBN-10 1853261289
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 223
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A collection of animal fables told by the Greek slave Aesop.

Modern Greek Folklore and Ancient Greek Religion

Modern Greek Folklore and Ancient Greek Religion Author John Cuthbert Lawson
ISBN-10 9781107677036
Release 2012-01-12
Pages 634
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Originally published in 1910, this book analyses the customs and superstitions of modern Greece as a means of gaining a greater understanding of ancient Greek belief structures. Analogies and coincidences between ancient and modern Greece had been pointed out prior to the publication of this edition, but no large attempt had been made to trace the continuity of the life and thought of the Greek people, and to exhibit modern Greek folklore as an essential factor in the interpretation of ancient Greek religion. The text is highly accessible, and all quotations from ancient and modern Greek are translated into English. This is a fascinating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in anthropology and the classical world.