Author: Prof. Pauline Schmitt PantelISBN: 978-954-320-179-2
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Pauline Scmitt Pantel is a French university professor of ancient Greek history who has published many works on the subject. In this book she offers a vivid journey through the Olympian realm. The birth of the Gods, their specific functions, the rituals whereby people venerated and honoured them, the beginnings of the Olympic games, the sacrifices, the place of adolescent boys and girls in the cult, the role of goddesses in the ancient Pantheon, the legendary feats of the heroes Hercules and Theseus, the adventures of the child Hermes, the terrible story of Oedipus and Jocasta, the evils that sprang from Pandora's box... The author responds eagerly to the interest and curiosity of those who wish to discover and penetrate the strange world of Greek divinities. She delicately seeks for the morals and comparisons with our times: for mythology, charged with symbolism, is significant for creating a world view and a value system, and for the general knowledge of every young person.
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