The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths & Legends
Macmillan, 1989 - 260 pages
Fully indexed and containing lavish color illustrations and a wealth of line drawings, this is the most up-to-date, beautiful, and graphically useful reference of its kind on the market today.
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Greek settlers and traders carried the worship of Dionysus to Italy; by 186 BC the
Roman Senate felt it necessary to pass ... Several thousand frenzied worshippers
(maenads) were executed before Dionysus was merged safely with the Italian ...
Situated on the Tiber, the principal river of central Italy, it could control not only
the trade routes from the north and south, but also the commerce along the river
itself. Once it established a port downstream at Ostia, it could extend its interests
After the Greek sack of Troy, AENEAs led a band of refugees to Italy where they
became the forerunners of the Roman people. What was probably the historical
site of the city was discovered in Turkey in 1873 by Heinrich Schliemann ...
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This gorgeously illustrated book is divided into three sections: essays on the role of myth in major civilizations, including non-European ones; an encyclopedia of gods and goddesses; and a micropedia ... Read full review