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The River Gods of Greece: Myths and Mountain Waters in the Hellenic World
This text explores the rivers of Greece which were gods and gods who were rivers, as individual deities in myth and art. Accounts of them are given by historians, mythographers and travellers, as well as by writers from Homer to Ovid.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 15th 1997 by I. B. Tauris
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This is a short book which covers the main rivers of Greece, their gods, and their myths connected to them. The most interesting aspect of this book is the fact that the author himself has personally been to all these rivers and streams he has talked about and laughingly all but one he has swam in as well. He generously inserts portions of the mythology, as well as the historical accounts (Greek and Roman) as well as more recent accounts from the 1800s and up. His personal accounts of these plac ...more