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2. Cnossos

2. Cnossos  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0002
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Cnossos, along with four other centres extending along the length of the island of Crete, was developed around 2000 bce (rather than 3000 bce as is often thought). ‘Cnossos’ describes the ... More
Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction  

Helen Morales

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776052
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804761.001.0001
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book
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9780192804761
Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction explores the rich history and diverse interpretations of classical myths and examines how classical myths are used and understood ... More
3. Gods and heroes

3. Gods and heroes  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776052
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804761.003.0004
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Greek and Roman religion was polytheistic. Subjects were never certain they were doing the right thing. You could be loyal to one god and at the same time angering another. There was no ... More
7. Mythology, spirituality, and the New Age

7. Mythology, spirituality, and the New Age  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776052
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804761.003.0008
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9780192804761
The New Age movement is the most recent classical mythology phenomenon. Its goals are to take on board how everything is connected, and to promote personal transformation through ... More
2. Contexts, then and now

2. Contexts, then and now  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776052
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804761.003.0003
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9780192804761
Greek mythology was an essential part of an elite Roman's education. There is no single work that told all the myths. Mythographers wrote handbooks of myths to retell the stories. This ... More
6. The sexual politics of myth

6. The sexual politics of myth  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776052
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804761.003.0007
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9780192804761
Mythology has influenced Western art in many ways. Artists have used mythology to serve as alibis for Western art's enjoyment of sexual violation against women. Western art in turn has ... More

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