IMMORTALS IN THE SECULAR WORLD
Greek mythology is often one of the first things people think of when they think about Greece.
Greek mythology has a long history, forms a complete universe and has unique literary charm. The creation of heaven, earth and the gods, and the genealogy and activities of the gods are common topics that are covered. Perseus, Hercules, Jason, Orpheus, Theseus and Achilles are some key figures. Greek myths are an integral part of the world's literary heritage.
Numerous subsequent works have been made that are based on Greek myths, in forms such as fiction, screenplays, paintings, movies and so on. Greek myths have been very influential.
A History of Greece to 322 BC Development of a Civilisation
As its title indicates, this book introduces the history of Greece from ancient times until 356 BC when Alexander the Great (July 20, 356 Bc—june 10, 323 BC) died. It analyses the origin and cause of disappearance of the Minoan civilisation and the Mycenaean civilisation as well as the formation and characteristics of Greek city-states. Several major wars are covered as well, such as the Persian Wars, the Peloponnesian War and Alexander's expeditions. It also expounds on their causes and influences and details the development of ancient Greek civilisation.
N. G. L. Hammond (1907-2001) is the author of the book. He was a renowned British scholar of ancient Greece and was a professor at several well-known British universities. He was also editorin-chief of the Cambridge Ancient History multi-volume set and the new edition of the Oxford Classical Dictionary, which are two of the most important classical history books in the UK. A History of Greece to 322 BC is undoubtedly one of his most important academic monographs. Translator Zhu Longhua was a professor of history at Peking University. He has long been devoted to the study of ancient world history and culture, and the culture of the Renaissance. He is the author of History of the World (Ancient Times), Classical Civilizations of the World, Roman Culture and Classical Traditions and other interesting books.
The history of Greece is unveiled in a witty and humorous way in both the original work and the Chinese translation.
Greek Myths Permanent Gods and Heroes
Romantic Zeus, jealous Hera, Prometheus bringing fire to mankind, Pandora's box, the Trojan War, the adventure of the Odyssey... These familiar characters and stories come from Greek and Roman mythology.
Greek Myths is a collection of stories about the gods and heroes of ancient Greece. Real life is intertwined with fantasy to create a magnificent, all-embracing world. The book vividly depicts the lives and legends of ancient Greeks. Popular stories such as Jason stealing the golden fleece, the 12 labours of Hercules and the Trojan War are included. Greek myths still have a presence in the world as a result of their beautiful images and rich poetry. They have been passed down and are an ongoing part of literature and the arts.
Greek Myths was published by the Shanghai Translation Publishing House and is a translation of Greek Myths and Legends by Nikolay Albertovich Kun, the renowned Russian writer and professor. The book features concise content and is worded carefully. It removes barriers for readers who may be unfamiliar with western literature and makes it more accessible. The origins of the Olympic Games, an
explanation of how the Titanic movie got its name and other topics are covered. The book is suitable for readers of all ages.
The significance of Greek mythology is almost impossible to overstate. It has served as the foundation of Greek and Roman arts since the 8th century BC and was an inexhaustible source and inspiration for European literature and other artistic creations during the Renaissance. Countless modern and contemporary literary works touch upon Greek mythology. A great many masterpieces in the West contain allusions to Greek mythology.
The Greek Coffin Mystery A Logical World with Hidden Mystery
An art dealer left a huge inheritance after his death. People wondered who the recipients would be. It was only specified in the will of the deceased. However, the will suddenly goes missing. Ellery Queen points out that the will could only be hidden in a Greek coffin. But this is only a partial truth. The coffin contains more than the remains and the will of the dealer...
Ellery Queen is an extraordinary name in the history of the whodunit. It is both a character and a crime fiction pseudonym created by cousins Frederic Dannay (1905—1982) and Manfred Lee (1905— 1971). They created dozens of works over nearly half a century and have sold about 200 million copies worldwide. The cousins have won five Edgar Allen Poe Awards and funded an “Adytum Exploration Team” that has maintained regular exchanges and discussions with John Dickson Carr, Clayton Lawson and other masters of reasoning. They accomplished a lot and added a finishing touch to the golden age of mystery novels.
The Greek Coffin Mystery is an Ellery Queen masterpiece. A straightforward approach is used throughout the book that fixes the reader's eyes firmly on several key logical points such as the whereabouts of the will, the colour of a tie, the use of a cup, the existence of a bullet hole and the characteristics of a typewriter. The author did not conceal anything from the readers. If a reader is good at logic, solving The Greek Coffin Mystery will be simple. Unfortunately, few people are on par with Ellery Queen. The Greek Coffin Mystery has a well- deserved status as a model of classic detective fiction as a result of the ingenuity of its mystery, strict logic, rational layout and smooth writing style. Literary master Jorge Luis Borges, King of Horror Stephen King, master of mystery novels and science fiction Anthony Boucher and many other authors greatly admired the Queen series. The Ellery Queen Collection published by the New Star Press under the Midnight Library programme offers readers an opportunity to learn more about these masters.
Mystery of Famous Paintings: Greek Mythology Become a Painting Detective
Is reading a painting easier than reading a text? Paintings often contain a considerable amount of information. What will one see when looking at a painting? A painting is like a crime scene with clues and mysteries for viewers to discover.
Most classical western art is inspired by three main sources: Greek mythology, Biblical stories and historical stories. If one understands them, interpretation is easier. One can become a painting detective and unravel various mysteries. Of course, there is only one truth in a crime case, but works of art have many possible interpretations.
Nakano Kyoko is a bestselling art writer from Japan. In this book, she presents truths depicted in various artistic works and restores a soul-stirring, chaotic and absurd world of gods in the form of Tsukkomi. She selects 24 of the most representative artistic works that are based on Greek and Roman mythology, such as Danae, Mars and Venus Surprised by Vulcan, Landscape with the Fall of Icarus and Return of Persephone. The book features stories about Zeus, Venus, Apollo and other gods. It reflects the author's extensive knowledge of history and the arts and superb insights into human psychology.
Gods are not depicted as mysterious and noble in Nakano's writing. They are often caught in inexplicable plots. The author selects two or three works by different artists on the same subject and interprets stories hidden in paintings. For example, the author includes two paintings created by Rubens and Titian depicting Venus and Adonis. Though they both feature these characters, the main idea that is expressed is very different. In the first painting, Adonis is attached to Venus, and Eros is helping her to retain Adonis. In the second painting, Adonis resolutely decides to leave, and Eros, who symbolises love, sleeps soundly. The paintings reflect two different interpretations of the Greek myth. In one, Adonis was moved by Venus's love. In the other, he was tired of Venus's entanglement, and there is even some consideration of revenge for his mother.