Hermes

1st Edition

Arlene Allan

Routledge
Published February 25, 2020
Reference - 214 Pages - 21 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367496609 - CAT# 371062
Series: Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

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Summary

Hermes redresses the gap in modern English scholarship on this fascinating and complex god, presenting its readers with an introduction to Hermes’ social, religious and political importance through discussions of his myths, iconography and worship. It also brings together in one place an integrated survey of his reception and interpretation in contemporaneous neighbouring cultures in antiquity as well as discussion of his reception in the post-classical periods up to the present day. This volume is an invaluable resource for anyone wanting to explore the many facets of Hermes’ myth, worship and reception.

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