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Gods and Other Odd Creatures
 

A tongue-in-cheek but scholarly-grounded survey of Greek and Roman mythology, Gods and Other Odd Creatures offers some unique features. It begins with a careful comparison of the twelve great Olympians of the Greeks and the twelve Di Consentes of the Romans. They are generally considered equivalent but there are differences—in fact, they are not even exactly the same twelve. Ceres, for example, is a member of the Di Consentes, while Demeter is not an Olympian. The book discusses how the Romans group the gods differently than do the Greeks. For example, the Roman gods tend to fall into triads that have triple temples. Some of these triads are patrician, some plebeian, and their duties and the like are not quite the same as those of their Greek counterparts. Some important Roman gods have no Greek counterparts. The last part of the book is a detailed study of the two cultures' temples and festivals, which tell so much about a society and its worship. Throughout the book, Williams stresses the ancient attitude toward divinity, which was very differnt from the modern one. Excerpts from Cicero and other ancient writers commenting on the gods document the ancient attitude.

 
 

Greek and Latin in English Today
 

Shaping the content of a college-level vocabulary-building course is never easy. This is especially the case when the students enrolled are likely to be pursuing a great range of academic majors from medicine to law, from literature to geology, from psychology to mathematics.

 
 

Guide to the Aqueducts of Ancient Rome
 

Aicher's work is a unique fusion of tour guide and archaelogical handbook, allowing the reader to view the Eternal City from the vantage point of an unmistakable yet overlooked feature of its topography.

 
 

Guide to the Aqueducts of Ancient Rome
 

Aicher's work is a unique fusion of tour guide and archaelogical handbook, allowing the reader to view the Eternal City from the vantage point of an unmistakable yet overlooked feature of its topography.

 
 

Jesuit Latin Poets of the 17th and 18th Centuries: An Anthology of Neo-Latin Poetry
 

The original text and translations of 62 poems written by 19 authors are included in this book, offering a unique and illuminating look at neo-Latin poetry. Includes notes and vocabulary.

 
 

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