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Bettany Hughes

Autor(a) de Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore

20+ Works 1,585 Membros 36 Críticas 1 Favorited

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Inclui os nomes: Bettany Hughes, Bettany Huhges

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Obras por Bettany Hughes

Associated Works

The King Must Die (1958) — Introdução, algumas edições2,688 exemplares
Seven Ages of Britain [2010 TV series] (2010) — Narrador — 47 exemplares
Sin City: London in Pursuit of Pleasure (2002) — Prefácio, algumas edições43 exemplares
Seven Ages of Britain (2003) — Prefácio — 37 exemplares
Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World [2011 film] (2012) — Narrador — 8 exemplares
Helen of Troy [2005 film] (2005) — Narrador — 3 exemplares
The Nile: 5,000 years of History [2019 film] — Narrador — 2 exemplares

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I haven't read it yet, but I hardly think she'll stop being top quality
 
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mrsnickleby | Jan 18, 2024 |
Bettany Hughes' history of the goddess of love and fertility includes not only the classical divinities named in the title but also their Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Phoenician precursors. It is fascinating how these cultural icons, while superficially similar, varied between cultures and over time. The Semitic goddess Astarte and early Greek Aphrodite, for example, were seen as fierce goddesses of war and conflict, not just the gentle goddess of love and lust with whom we are familiar. The author goes on to show how Aphrodite/Venus influenced the Christian image of the Virgin Mary and continues to have an impact on popular culture. The text is accompanied by excellent illustrations. My only complaint about the book is its brevity--I would have liked more.… (mais)
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VenRandle | 2 outras críticas | Jan 15, 2024 |
Audiobook. Rather wonderful. vast sweep of history is all there even the links between King Arthur's Tintagel and Byzantium. sometimes almost mythical in making the City come alive as personality. Well read, Bettany: she is and did.
 
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vguy | 8 outras críticas | May 28, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
20
Also by
7
Membros
1,585
Popularidade
#16,275
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
36
ISBN
55
Línguas
9
Marcado como favorito
1

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