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Bowden, Hugh

Works: 32 works in 103 publications in 5 languages and 3,675 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Literature  Fiction  Graphic novels  Biography  Comics (Graphic works)  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: D58, 930
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Most widely held works by Hugh Bowden
Mystery cults of the ancient world by Hugh Bowden( Book )

20 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first book to describe and explain all of the ancient world's major mystery cults -- one of the most intriguing but least understood aspects of Greek and Roman religion. In the nocturnal Mysteries at Eleusis, participants dramatically re-enacted the story of Demeter's loss and recovery of her daughter Persephone; in the Bacchic cult, bands of women ran wild in the Greek countryside to honor Dionysus; and in the mysteries of Mithras, men came to understand the nature of the universe and their place within it through frightening initiation ceremonies and astrological teachings. These cults were an important part of life in the ancient Mediterranean world, but their actual practices were shrouded in secrecy, and many of their features have remained unclear until now. By richly illustrating the evidence from ancient art and archaeology, and drawing on enlightening new work in the anthropology and cognitive science of religion, Mystery Cults of the Ancient World allows readers to imagine as never before what it was like to take part in these ecstatic and life-changing religious rituals -- and what they meant to those who participated in them. Stunning images of Greek painted pottery, Roman frescoes, inscribed gold tablets from Greek and South Italian tombs, and excavated remains of religious sanctuaries help show what participants in these initiatory cults actually did and experienced. A fresh and accessible introduction to a fascinating subject, this is a book that will interest general readers, as well as students and scholars of classics and religion."--Jacket
Classical Athens and the Delphic oracle : divination and democracy by Hugh Bowden( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Delphic Oracle was where, according to Greek tradition, Apollo would speak through his priestesses. This text explores the importance placed on consultations at Delphi by Athenians in the city's age of democracy
Ancient Greece by Stewart Ross( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and German and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Read the action-packed adventures of the greatest athletes in ancient Greece and find out what it was really like to live in this land of legends and gods. Every page is packed with amazing illustrations, astonishing facts and detailed cutaways
Alexander the Great : a very short introduction by Hugh Bowden( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 336 BC Alexander the Great became king of Macedon. During his twelve-year reign he conquered the Achaemenid Persian Empire, the largest to have yet existed, and in the process had a profound effect on the world he moved through. In this examination of his life and career, Hugh Bowden explores his cultural and historical legacy
Tales of the dead : Ancient Rome by Stewart Ross( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A graphic novel presents the story of Publius and Sabina, the children of a North African soldier who are sold into slavery after their father is injured by Roman forces. The graphic novel is accompanied by maps and other nonfiction information about daily life in Ancient Rome
A chronology of world Christianity by John Bowden( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Chronology of World Christianity may be seen as a diary, a listing of events in Christianity all over the world, year by year, month by month and sometimes day by day, from the time of Jesus to the present. The strength of a chronology over a history is that it can set side by side events taking place in different parts of the world. The compactness of the presentation makes it possible to view a wide horizon. The mere variety of developments, from wars and political changes in well-established societies to exploration of new regions and the spread of missions, from the building of cathedrals and the founding of universities to the rise of Christian belief and practice can put familiar information in fascinating new contexts." "And what is Christianity? The Chronology describes three aspects: it chronicles the activity of those who call themselves Christians; the set of ideas and beliefs that Christians hold, as set down by councils and individual theologians; and those areas of culture where Christianity has left and indelible mark, works of art which are not necessarily created as Christian art, but which are nevertheless part of the story of Christianity." "By means of cross-references, events are linked together so that they form 'stories' which can be traced over a period of time. Those who pick it up and glance through it will find that it not only contains a wealth of information but is also extremely readable."--Jacket
Herakles and Hercules : exploring a Graeco-Roman divinity( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Herakles and Hercules: two names for a figure of pervasive appeal in Antiquity. The eleven new studies in this volume explore why this figure appealed so widely in Antiquity. They examine his role in ancient myth and philosophy, drama and art, as well as in politics and propaganda, warfare and religion."--Jacket
The history of the Argeads : new perspectives by Sabine Müller( )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Macedonian Argead Empire had an interesting and fascinating history already before its rise under its most famous rulers Philip II and his son Alexander III. Furthermore, the history of their predecessors provides a context for understanding their activities. This volume, based on a conference on Argead Macedonia in 2015, offers an account of the place of Argead Macedonia in the wider ancient world from the sixth century BC to the second century AD and beyond. Argead Macedonia is explored in the context of its regal, structural, historical, courtly and military traditions. Its alliances and enmities, its political networks and environment are scrutinized particularly in regard to Persia, but also to Greece
The Times ancient civilizations by Hugh Bowden( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bronze Age - Pyramids at Giza - Mesopotamia - Sumer - Minoan Crete - Indus civilization - The Hittites - Shang China - Etruscans - Greek city states - Phoenicians - Assyrian empire - Alexander the Great - Republican Rome - The Roman Empire - Pompeii - Ancient civilizations in the New World - Aztecs - Mayan - Andean civilizations
Ancient civilizations( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity : the complete guide by John Bowden( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Almost 200 contributors - a team of scholars from the United States, Europe and the British Commonwealth who are all experts in their subjects - have written over 300 major articles which the book contains. In addition, 166 'boxes' provide succinct summaries of information on a whole variety of issues, supplemented by a 'Who's Who' of key figures, along with illustrations, diagrams, maps, time chart, and a comprehensive index. The Guide assumes that its readers are completely unfamiliar with Christianity and is focused primarily on them: no word or idea goes unexplained. But at the same time it is based on a wealth of scholarship, so that it can serve as an authoritative reference work. And for those who do not just want information but an answer to the fundamental questions of evil, suffering, death and the meaning of life, it offers possible answers based on the resources of the Christian tradition."--Jacket
Herodotos & Greek sanctuaries by Hugh Bowden( )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La antigua Grecia by Stewart Ross( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abenteuer im alten Rom [eine spannende Geschichte um Sklaverei und Flucht] by Stewart Ross( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete guide to Christianity( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Batalla de Salamina The battle of Salamis( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history by Herodotus( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Grene, one of the best known translators of the Greek classics, splendidly captures the peculiar quality of Herodotus, the father of history. Here is the historian, investigating and judging what he has seen, heard, and read, and seeking out the true causes and consequences of the great deeds of the past. In his History, the war between the Greeks and Persians, the origins of their enmity, and all the more general features of the civilizations of the world of his day are seen as a unity and expressed as the vision of one man who as a child lived through the last of the great acts in this universal drama. In Grene's remarkable translation and commentary, we see the historian as a storyteller, combining through his own narration the skeletal "historical" facts and the imaginative reality toward which his story reaches. Herodotus emerges in all his charm and complexity as a writer and the first historian in the Western tradition, perhaps unique in the way he has seen the interrelation of fact and fantasy
Antikens Grekland : [en historia om de olympiska spelen och kampen om ära och berömmelse] by Stewart Ross( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek settlement and sanctuaries at Naukratis : Herodotus and archaelogy by Hugh Bowden( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herodotus and his world : essays from a conference in memory of George Forrest( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Stunning in range and diversity, this collection of essays by an international group of scholars illuminates Herodotus and the world in and about which he wrote."--Jacket
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Mystery cults of the ancient world
Classical Athens and the Delphic oracle : divination and democracyAncient GreeceTales of the dead : Ancient RomeA chronology of world ChristianityHerakles and Hercules : exploring a Graeco-Roman divinityThe Times ancient civilizationsChristianity : the complete guideLa antigua GreciaThe history