TALISMANS AND TROJAN HORSES: GUARDIAN STATUES IN ANCIENT GREEK MYTH AND RIT UAL

TALISMANS AND TROJAN HORSES: GUARDIAN STATUES IN ANCIENT GREEK MYTH AND RIT UAL

By: Faraone, Christopher A.

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. References abound in Greek legends and historical accounts to special statues or images upon whose presence the continued safety or livelihood of a city or house depended. These images include statues of predatory beasts or destructive insects, plague gods, dangerous goddesses, and the like. Faraone describes the variety and range of these images and uses them to provide new interpretations of early Greek myths about Pandora, the Trojan Horse, and the living statues created by Hephaestus. He sets the Greek evidence in a wider eastern-Mediterranean context by detailed discussions of similar Near Eastern and Egyptian practices, and closes with a re-evaluation of the traditional scholarly approach to religious art as purely representational.

Title: TALISMANS AND TROJAN HORSES: GUARDIAN STATUES IN ANCIENT GREEK MYTH AND RIT UAL

Author Name: Faraone, Christopher A.

Categories: Folklore & Mythology,

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA: 1993

ISBN Number: 0195064046

ISBN Number 13: 9780195064049

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000045011