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Title Roman and European mythologies / compiled by Yves Bonnefoy ; translated under the direction of Wendy Doniger by Gerald Honigsblum ... [and others].

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  291.13094 DICT    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  291.13094 DICT    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Dictionnaire des mythologies et des religions des sociétés traditionnelles et du monde antique. Selections. English.
Physical description xxi, 319 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Notes Translation of selections from: Dictionnaire des mythologies et des religions des sociétés traditionnelles et du monde antique.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This volume begins with Roman myths and traces their influence inearly Christian and later European literature. Ninety-five entriesby leading scholars cover subjects such as sacrificial cults and ritesin pre-Roman Italy, Roman religion and its origins, the mythologies ofpaganism, the survival of the ancient gods in the Middle Ages and theRenaissance, gypsy myths and rituals, romanticism and myth in Blake, Nerval, and Balzac, and myth in twentieth-century English literature. "Mythologies" offers illuminating examples of the workings ofmyth in the structure of societies past and present--how we create, use, and are guided by systems of myth to answer fundamental questionsabout ourselves and our world. Many of the sections in "Mythologies, " originally published as atwo-volume cloth set, will soon be available in four paperback volumes(two are announced here; two more are scheduled for 1993). Thesevolumes will reproduce the articles, introductory essays, andillustrations as they appeared in the full "Mythologies" set.
Other author Bonnefoy, Yves.
Subject Mythology, European -- Encyclopedias.
Mythology, Roman -- Encyclopedias.
Mythology, European, in literature -- Encyclopedias.
ISBN 0226064557 (paperback: alk. paper)