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Author Christopoulos, Menelaos
Title Light and Darkness in Ancient Greek Myth and Religion
Imprint Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, 2010
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Descript 1 online resource (323 pages)
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Series Greek Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches
Greek Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches
Note Intro -- Preface -- Introduction -- Part I -- COLOR SEMANTICS -- Chapter One -- The Significance (or Insignificance) of Blackness in Mythological Names -- Chapter Two -- Dark Skin and Dark Deeds -- Danaids and Aigyptioi in a Culture of Light -- Chapter Three -- Brightness and Darkness inPindar's Pythian 3 -- Aigla-Koronis-Arsinoë and Her Coming of Age -- Chapter Four -- S-light Anomaly -- Dark Brightness in Euripides' Medea -- Part II -- APPEARANCE AND CONCEALMENT -- Chapter Five -- The Light Imagery of Divine Manifestation in Homer1 -- Chapter Six -- Trojan Night -- Chapter Seven -- Tithonus and Phaon -- Mythical Allegories of Light and Darkness in Sappho's Poetry -- Chapter Eight -- Erinyes as Creatures of Darkness -- Chapter Nine -- Journey into Light and Honors in Darkness in Hesiod and Aeschylus1 -- Chapter Ten -- Hephaestus in Homer's Epics1 -- God of Fire, God of Life -- Part III -- EYE-SIGHT/INSIGHT -- Chapter Eleven -- To See or Not to See -- Blind People and Blindnessin Ancient Greek Myths -- Chapter Twelve -- Blindness as Punishment* -- Part IV -- BEING AND BEYOND -- Chapter Thirteen -- Light and Darknessand Archaic Greek Cosmography -- Chapter Fourteen -- Mystic Light and Near-Death Experience -- Chapter Fifteen -- Dark-Winged Nyx and the Bright-Winged Eros in Aristophanes' "Orphic" Cosmogony -- The Birds -- Chapter Sixteen -- The Bright Cypress of the "Orphic"Gold Tablets -- Direction and Illuminationin Myths of the Underworld -- Part V -- CULT -- Chapter Seventeen -- Light and Darkness in DionysiacRituals as Illustrated on Attic Vase Paintings of the 5th Century BCE -- Chapter Eighteen -- Light and Lighting Equipment in the Eleusinian Mysteries -- Symbolism and Ritual Use -- Chapter Nineteen -- Magic Lamps, Luminous Dreams -- Lamps in PGM Recipes -- Index -- About the editors
Light and Darkness in Ancient Greek Myth and Religion is a ground-breaking volume dedicated to a thorough examination of the well known empirical categories of light and darkness as it relates to modes of thought, beliefs and social behavior in Greek culture. With a systematic and multi-disciplinary approach, the book elucidates the light/darkness dichotomy in color semantics, appearance and concealment of divinities and creatures of darkness, the eye sight and the insight vision, and the role of the mystic or cultic
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Christopoulos, Menelaos Light and Darkness in Ancient Greek Myth and Religion Lanham, MD : Lexington Books,c2010 9780739138984
Subject Light - Religious aspects
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Alt Author Karakantza, Efimia
Levaniouk, Olga
Aguirre, Mercedes
Buxton, Richard
Constantinidou, Soteroula
Dowden, Ken
Edmonds, Radcliffe G
Gartziou-Tatti, Ariadni
Iakov, Daniel
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