Greek and Egyptian Mythologies

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Yves Bonnefoy
University of Chicago Press, 15 lis 1992 - 272
The seventy-two entries in this volume explore, among other topics, the history, geography, and religion of Greece, Plato's mythology and philosophy, the powers of marriage in Greece, heroes and gods of war in the Greek epic, and origins of mankind in Greek myths. Ancient Egyptian cosmology, anthropology, rituals, and religion—closely linked to Greek mythology—are also discussed.

"In a world that remains governed by powerful myths, we must deepen our understanding of ourselves and others by considering more carefully the ways in which the mythological systems to which we cling and social institutions and movements to which we are committed nourish each other. Yves Bonnefoy's Mythologies not only summarizes the progress that has already been made toward this end, but also lays the foundation for the difficult work that lies ahead."—Mark C. Taylor, New York Times Book Review

"The almost 100 contributors combine, with characteristic precision and élan, the arts of science and poetry, of analysis and translation. The result is a treasury of information, brilliant guesswork, witty asides, and revealing digressions. This is a work of genuine and enduring excitement."—Thomas D'Evelyn, Christian cience Monitor
 

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TOWARD A DEFINITION OF MYTH
xxi
THE INTERPRETATION OF MYTHS NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETHCENTURY THEORIES
1
MYTH AND WRITING THE MYTHOGRAPHERS
6
PREHISTORIC RELIGION
7
NOMADIC THOUGHT AND RELIGIOUS ACTION
17
Greece
19
GREEK MYTHOLOGY
21
THE HISTORY GEOGRAPHY AND RELIGION OF GREECE
25
ASCLEPIUS
145
CENTAURS
147
DEMETER
148
DIONYSUS
152
THE DIOSCURI
159
EROS
160
EUROPA
169
THE HARPIES
170

CRETE AND MYCENAE PROBLEMS OF MYTHOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS HISTORY
26
MYTH IN THE GREEK CITY THE ATHENIAN POLITICS OF MYTH
36
PHILOSOPHY AND MYTHOLOGY FROM HESIOD TO PROCLUS
42
PLATOS MYTHOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY
48
THE NEOPLATONISTS AND GREEK MYTHS
56
GREEK COSMOGONIC MYTHS
62
THEOGONY AND MYTHS OF SOVEREIGNTY IN GREECE
71
DEITIES OF WATER IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY
75
GODS AND ARTISANS HEPHAESTUS ATHENA DAEDALUS
80
THE ORIGINS OF MANKIND IN GREEK MYTHS BORN TO DIE
86
THE POWERS OF MARRIAGE IN GREECE
91
KINSHIP STRUCTURES IN GREEK HEROIC DYNASTIES THE HOUSE OF ATREUS AND THE HOUSE OF LABDACUS
99
DEATH IN GREEK MYTHS
101
THE TOPOGRAPHY OF HELL IN ARCHAIC AND CLASSICAL GREEK LITERATURE
108
THE POWERS OF WAR ARES AND ATHENA IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY
110
HEROES AND GODS OF WAR IN THE GREEK EPIC
111
DOLON THE WOLF A GREEK MYTH OF TRICKERY BETWEEN WAR AND HUNTING
114
HEROES AND MYTHS OF HUNTING IN ANCIENT GREECE
115
SACRIFICE IN GREEK MYTHS
118
THE SEMANTIC VALUE OF ANIMALS IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY
124
ACTAEON
129
ADONIS AND THE ADONIA
130
THE AMAZONS
132
APOLLO
133
THE ARGONAUTS
138
ARTEMIS
141
HELIOSSELENEENDYMION
174
HERMES
181
THE HESPERIDES
186
MARSYAS
187
THE MUSES AND MNEMOSYNE
188
NEMESIS
190
OEDIPUS
194
ORION
196
ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE
197
PAN
198
PELOPS
204
PERSEUS
205
THE PLEIADES
206
ZEUS THE OTHER A PROBLEM OF MAIEUTICS
207
Egypt
209
EGYPT FOREWORD
211
EGYPTIAN ANTHROPOLOGY
215
THE DIVINE AND THE GODS IN ANCIENT EGYPT
220
EGYPTIAN RITUALS
226
DEATH IN EGYPTIAN RELIGION
231
MEROITIC RELIGION
235
THE CULTS OF ISIS AMONG THE GREEKS AND IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE
241
ISIS THE MAGICIAN IN GREEK AND COPTIC PAPYRUSES
248
THE FATE OF THE EGYPTIAN GODS FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
251
Index
263
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Yves Bonnefoy (1923-2016) is recognized as the greatest French poet of the past fifty years. By the time of his death, he had published eleven major collections of poetry in verse and prose, several books of tales, and numerous studies of literature and art.

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