Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473228263

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 3783

Helen of Troy is in mourning for her dead husband, Paris. Killed in single combat with the merciless Apollo, his body is nothing but a scorched and blasted thing. Hockenberry, her lover, still sneaks from her bed after their nights of lovemaking. And the gods still strike out from the besieged Olympos, their single-molecule bomb casings quantum phase-shifting through the moravecs' force shield and laying waste to Ilium. Or so Hockenberry and the amusing little metal creature, Mahnmut, have tried to explain to her. Helen of Troy does not give a fig about machines. She must dress for the funeral. And man and the gods and the unknown players in this tragedy must prepare for the final act. And a battle that will decide the future of the universe itself.



Author: Aki,

Publisher: Yen Press

ISBN: 0316232025

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 384

View: 7951

From on high, the gods make sport of the mortals who toil below them. None know the cruelty of these beings better than Ganymede, a beautiful prince who was torn away from his family by the gods' divine hands. Granted immortality, Ganymede now whiles away his days in an inescapable miniature garden for the amusement of the gods, particularly Apollo. But the gods themselves are no strangers to the boredom of eternal life, and as Ganymede quickly discovers, they will do anything to keep themselves entertained, both at his expense and at one another's...

Olympos the Selfish Squirrel


Author: Darla DeSosa-Rocha

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1607994917

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 38

View: 4562

When Olympos the squirrel seeks out the most dangerous animal in the forest to help him in his quest to become a different animal, the task she gives him puts his friends in grave danger.

Poppy & Pollo go to Mount Olympos!


Author: Paul Watkins

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 0903372169

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9264

A beautifully illustrated duo of children’s books engage two pairs of adventurous kids with a quirky exotic wildlife and a humorous re-imagining of the Greek gods Poppy and Pollo, children of the mysterious Zeus, go in search of their long-lost father on Greece’s mighty Mount Olympos, with the help of their oddly assorted but divinely inspired family. Uncle Poseidon, sister Athena and brothers Hermes, Hephaistos, Dionysos and Ares are all on hand to show them the way. Even the delights of sister Aphrodite, the schemes of uncle Hades, or the power of god Zeus himself, do not divert them! Published by Format Books, 2018

The New Politics of Olympos

Kingship in Kallimachos' Hymns


Author: Michael Brumbaugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190059273

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 1839

The New Politics of Olympos explores the dynamics of praise, power, and persuasion in Kallimachos' hymns, detailing how they simultaneously substantiate and interrogate the radically new phenomenon of Hellenistic kingship taking shape during Kallimachos' lifetime. Long before the Ptolemies invested vast treasure in establishing Alexandria as the center of Hellenic culture and learning, tyrants such as Peisistratos and Hieron recognized the value of poetry in advancing their political agendas. Plato, too, saw the vast power inherent in poetry, and famously advocated either censoring it (Republic) or harnessing it (Laws) for the good of the political community. As Xenophon notes in his Hieron and Pindar demonstrates in his politically charged epinikian hymns, wielding poetry's power entails a complex negotiation between the poet, the audience, and political leaders. Kallimachos' poetic medium for engaging in this dynamic, the hymn, had for centuries served as an unparalleled vehicle for negotiating with the super-powerful. The New Politics of Olympos offers the first in-depth analysis of Kallimachos' only fully extant poetry book, the Hymns, by examining its contemporary political setting, engagement with a tradition of political thought stretching back to Homer, and portrayal of the poet as an image-maker for the king. In addition to investigating the political dynamics in the individual hymns, this book details how the poet's six hymns, once juxtaposed within a single bookroll, constitute a macro-narrative on the prerogatives of Ptolemaic kingship. Throughout the collection Kallimachos refigures the infamously factious divine family as a paradigm of stability and good governance in concert with the self-fashioning of the Ptolemaic dynasty. At the same time, the poet defines the characteristics and behaviors worthy of praise, effectively shaping contemporary political ethics. Thus, for a Ptolemaic reader, this poetry book may have served as an education in and inducement to good kingship.

Mount Olympos


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Olympus, Mount (Greece)

Page: 31

View: 5417

Before Olympos

A Study of the Aniconic Origins of Poseidon, Hermes, and Eros


Author: Elmer G. Suhr

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cupid (Roman deity)

Page: 175

View: 7208

The Gods of Olympos

Or, Mythology of the Greeks and Romans


Author: August Heinrich Petiscus

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mythology, Classical

Page: 271

View: 3019


Tales of the Gods of Greece and Rome


Author: Talfourd Ely

Publisher: N.A


Category: Greece, Ancient

Page: 298

View: 817