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Buxton, R. G. A.

Overview
Works: 39 works in 236 publications in 8 languages and 9,785 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Terminology  Academic theses  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: BL782, 292.13
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by R. G. A Buxton
From myth to reason? : studies in the development of Greek thought by R. G. A Buxton( )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 2,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has often been asserted that Greek civilization underwent a transition from myth to reason. But what does such an assertion mean? And how much truth is there in it? Were the Greeks special in having evolved 'our' sort of reason, or is that a mirage?" "In this book, some of the world's leading experts on ancient Greek myth, religion, philosophy, and history reconsider these fundamental issues." "This wide-ranging but coherent exploration of a theme should prove of value to scholars and graduate students in the fields of Hellenic studies, ancient philosophy, ancient history, anthropology, and sociology."--Jacket
Forms of astonishment : Greek myths of metamorphosis by R. G. A Buxton( )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 1,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forms of Astonishment sets out to interpret a number of Greek myths about the transformations of humans and gods. Such tales have become familiar in their Ovidian dress, as in the best-selling translation by Ted Hughes; Richard Buxton explores their Greek antecedents. One pressing question which often occurs to the reader of these tales is: Did the Greeks take them seriously? Buxton repeatedly engages with this topic, and attempts to answer it context by context and author by author. His book raises issues relevant to an understanding of broad aspects of Greek culture (e.g. how 'strange' were Greek beliefs?'); in so doing, it also illuminates issues explored by anthropologists and students of religion
The complete world of Greek mythology by R. G. A Buxton( Book )

39 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: From the first millennium BC onwards, Greek myths have been repeated in an inexhaustible series of variations and reinterpretations. Nowadays they can be found in film, television and computer games. This book combines a retelling of Greek myths with a comprehensive account of the world in which they developed. Throughout, the author draws upon the latest research into ancient Greek story-telling, presenting the material in an attractive, accessible and authoritative style
Myths and tragedies in their ancient Greek contexts by R. G. A Buxton( )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work brings together Richard Buxton's studies of Greek mythology and Greek tragedy, focusing especially on the interrelationship between the two. Situating and contextualising topics and themes within the world of ancient Greece, he traces the intricate variations and retellings which they underwent in Greek antiquity
Imaginary Greece : the contexts of mythology by R. G. A Buxton( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persuasion in Greek tragedy : a study of peitho by R. G. A Buxton( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles by R. G. A Buxton( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford readings in Greek religion( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The study of ancient Greek religion has been excitingly renewed in the last thirty years. Key areas of interest have been: the relationship between religion and politics; new and unexpected perspectives opened up by archaeological finds; the symbiosis between myth and ritual; the role of gender differences in the practice and perception of religion; conceptual problems raised by the very notion of "religion." This volume gathers together challenging papers by many of the participants in this renewal. Almost all the articles have been revised by their authors and/or provided with Addenda, to take account of the most recent scholarship. One article has been translated specifically for this collection; another is for the first time provided with illustrations. No single school or style of approach is privileged: the aim is to illustrate a range of possible methods which may be adopted in the investigation of this endlessly fascinating material."--Jacket
Cyclops : the myth and its cultural history by Mercedes Aguirre( )

7 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Cyclops is popularly assumed to be nothing more than a flesh-eating, one-eyed monster. In an accessible, stylish, and academically authoritative investigation, this book seeks to demonstrate that there is far more to it than that - quite apart from the fact that in myths the Cyclopes are not always one-eyed! This book provides a detailed, innovative, and richly illustrated study of the myths relating to the Cyclopes from classical antiquity until the present day. The first part is organized thematically: after discussing various competing scholarly approaches to the myths, the authors analyse ancient accounts and images of the Cyclopes in relation to landscape, physique (especially eyes, monstrosity, and hairiness), lifestyle, gods, names, love, and song. While the man-eating Cyclops Polyphemus, famous already in the Odyssey, plays a major part, so also do the Cyclopes who did monumental building work, as well as those who toiled as blacksmiths. The second part of the book concentrates on the post-classical reception of the myths, including medieval allegory, Renaissance grottoes, poetry, drama, the visual arts, contemporary painting and sculpture, film, and even a circus performance. This book aims to explore not just the perennial appeal of the Cyclopes as fearsome monsters, but the depth and subtlety of their mythology which raises complex issues of thought and emotion."--Dust jacket
Lexicon iconographicum mythologiae classicae (LIMC)( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek myths & tales : epic tales by R. G. A Buxton( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A potent pantheon of gods, heroes engaged in epic battles, fearsome mythical creatures and supernatural transformations - such fantastical elements infuse Greek myths with a wonder and excitement that's hard to beat. These tales of love, courage and intrigue, shared for thousands of years, still exercise a powerful influence on our modern lives
A pocket etymology of medical terms : an introduction to the Greek and Latin roots of medical terminology with a glossary of selected terms by D. J Anderson( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El imaginario griego : los contextos de la mitologi︠a by R. G. A Buxton( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El imaginario griego estudia la mitología griega desde la perspectiva de los contextos en los que se produjo. La priemera parte trata de los lugares y ocasones en los que se narraban los mitos: el hogar, las festividades públicas, la lesque. La segunda parte, la central del libro, examina la relación entre las realidades de la vida griega y las fantasías de la mitología revisando ámbitos como el paisaje, la familia y la religión. La tecera parte se ocupa de la función de la narración de mitos, tal y como fue concebida por los griegos y como ha sido entendida por observadores posteriores. El profesor Buxton ofrece una matizada e inteligente perspectiva desde la que avanzar en la comprensión de ese fascinante producto de la civilización griega que es la mitología. -
Sophocles by R. G. A Buxton( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek myths & tales : anthology of classic tales( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A potent pantheon of gods; heroes engaged in epic battles; fearsome mythical creatures; supernatural transformations--such fantastical elements infuse Greek myths with a wonder and excitement that's hard to beat. These tales of love, courage, conflict and intrigue--from the labours of Heracles to the adventures of Odysseus--shared for thousands of years, are still so powerful today."--
Myth, religion, and society : structuralist essays by Marcel Detienne( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this volume explore different aspects of the relation between Greek myth and Greek thought between the Archaic period (Homer and Hesiod) and the Hellenistic period, highlighting both the continuities and the contrasts in the Greek interpretations and 'uses' of myth. With the exception of the essay by Louis Gernet, all bear traces of the authors; attempts to combine older views stemming essentially from Durkheim and his pupils with Levi-Strauss's version of structuralism. Because the potential field is unmanageably large this selection concentrates on four important areas: the value of Greek myth in revealing the underlying coherence of Greek views of divinity; the manner in which Greek myth constructed meanings for Greek culture as a whole by selecting and combining certain motifs derived from different areas of life; the relationship between myth and delicate areas of social existence such as the nature of the value of certain objects and the passage of individuals from one status to another; and finally, the role of the myth in providing 'forms' for breaking rules - both in order to confirm the norm and to provide symbolic and actuals means of escape from dominant social rules and meanings. This book should be of interest to students in a number of disciplines concerned with myth and ancient society
La Grecia dell'immaginario : i contesti della mitologia by R. G. A Buxton( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles by R. G. A Buxton( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to dissect and understand medical terms by D. J Anderson( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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From myth to reason? : studies in the development of Greek thought
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Forms of astonishment : Greek myths of metamorphosisThe complete world of Greek mythologyImaginary Greece : the contexts of mythologyPersuasion in Greek tragedy : a study of peithoOxford readings in Greek religionMyth, religion, and society : structuralist essaysMyth : religion and society : structuralist essays by M. Detienne, L. Gernet, J.-P. Vernant and P. Vidal-Naquet ; edited by R.L. Gordon ... ; with an introduction by R.G.A. Buxton
Alternative Names
Buxton, R.G.A.

Buxton, R. G. A. 1940-

Buxton Richard

Buxton, Richard 1940-

Buxton, Richard G.

Buxton, Richard G. 1940-

Buxton, Richard G.A.

Buxton, Richard George Alexander

Buxton, Richard George Alexander 1940-

Buxton, Richard (Richard G.A.)

Richard Buxton britischer Gräzist

Richard Buxton hellenist

Бакстон, Ричард

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