Ancient religions & mythologies

    Sir John Soane's Greatest Treasure

    By John H. Taylor

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    The first ever book about Sir John Soane's greatest treasure - one of the most important Egyptian antiquities anywhere in the world - the unique sarcophagus of the Pharoah Seti I

    The Greek Myths: The Complete and Definitive Edition

    By Robert Graves

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    *The definitive and comprehensive edition of Robert Graves's classic retelling of the Greek myths* 'Icarus disobeyed his father's instructions and began soaring towards the sun, rejoiced by the lift of his great sweeping wings. Presently, when Daedalus looked over his shoulder, he could no longer see Icarus; but scattered feathers...

    Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the Garden

    By Harriet I. Flower

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    Hardback £23.46

    The most pervasive gods in ancient Rome had no traditional mythology attached to them, nor was their worship organized by elites. Throughout the Roman world, neighborhood street corners, farm boundaries, and household hearths featured small shrines to the beloved lares, a pair of cheerful little dancing gods. These shrines were...


    By John Curtis Franklin

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    John Curtis Franklin seeks to harmonize Kinyras as a mythological symbol of pre-Greek Cyprus with what is known of ritual music and deified instruments in the Bronze Age Near East, using evidence going back to early Mesopotamia. This paperback edition contains minor corrections, while retaining the maps of the original...

    Animal Sacrifice in the Ancient Greek World

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    This volume draws together the current work of archaeologists, historians and experts in Greek literature and art to re-examine the role of animal sacrifice in Greek life across the Mediterranean, from the poems of Homer to the revival of sacrificial practice under the Roman emperor Julian in the fourth century...

    30-Second Mythology

    By Robert A. Segal

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    30-Second Mythology offers the shortest path to a world of gods and monsters. Includes condensed versions of the tragic tales alongside explanations of their modern legacies.

    The Song Weigher

    By Egill Skallagrimsson

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    Egill Skallagrimsson was the most original, imaginative and technically brilliant of the Old Norse skalds, poets whose orally composed and performed verses were as much revered in ninth- to thirteenth-century Scandinavia as heroism in battle.

    Shaken Path

    By Paul Cudby

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    A guide to modern Paganism for the for the uninformed.

    Reading the Sacred Scriptures

    By Fiachra Long

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    Paperback £27.92

    Reading the Sacred Scriptures: From Oral Tradition to Written Documents and their Reception examines how the scriptures came to be written and how their authority has been constructed and reinforced over time. Highlighting the measures taken to safeguard the stability of oral accounts, this book demonstrates the care of religious...

    Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya

    By Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos

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    This nuanced account explores Maya mythology through the lens of art, text, and culture. It offers an important reexamination of the mid-16th-century Popol Vuh, long considered an authoritative text, which is better understood as one among many crucial sources for the interpretation of ancient Maya art and myth. Using materials...

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