The Gods of Greece

Arianna Stassinopoulos and Roloff Beny

“… Arianna Stassinopoulos explores the unique nature of the great Olympians – Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Athena, Apollo, Dionysos, Hermes, Artemis, Hestia, Aphrodite, Demeter, Hephaistos and Ares – and shows how they, as the embodiment of man’s most fundamental characteristics, still have relevance today. When we recognize the psychological forces – such as love, jealousy, aggression, loyalty, madness – personified by the gods, we see them for what they are: not self-conscious poetic fancies but universal images. ‘Once we discover the connecting thread between the old myths and ourselves, we become open to dimensions in the stories of the gods which reveal new depts in them and new vital meaning.’

The gods and goddesses are visually voked in Roloff Beny’s unique photographs. Many of them were taken specially for this book, but included also are unpublished images from visits to Greece over a period of twenty years. Statues and reliefs in marble, stone and bronze are shown, often in unexpected detail revealing new beauty and mystery. The temples and landscapes, flowers and fruits, associated with the gods and goddesses from time immemorial are also include – Delphi, Olympia, Dodona, and many more sites, cities and islands rich in a mythological past. …”





Weidenfeld & Nicolson



Artikelnummer: 9805 Categorie:
Talen Engels
Landen Griekenland


29x24cm, hardcover, met stofomslag, 216 blz, in goede staat


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