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Cook, Arthur Bernard 1868-1952

Overview
Works: 80 works in 226 publications in 2 languages and 1,792 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BL820.J8, 292.211
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Most widely held works by Arthur Bernard Cook
Zeus; a study in ancient religion by Arthur Bernard Cook( Book )

36 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A.B. Cook (1868-1952) published the first version of his monumental Zeus: A Study in Ancient Religion in 1914. This comprehensive work traces the genesis, development, and cult of Zeus from Hellenic worship of the 'bright sky' to the personified and anthropomorphized Zeus, the god of the sky. It focuses on the development of mountain-cults, religious syncretism with solar cults, and the importance of the sun, moon, and stars to the worship of Zeus. Cook skillfully integrates both archeological and ancient literary evidence as well as offering a synthesis of scholarly knowledge. This sumptuous work is a treasure-trove of primary texts, epigraphic material and archeological data. It contains over 600 illustrations and the most important literary sources, both Greek and Latin, are quoted in full. It is an indispensable tool for students of classics, mythology, and ancient religion"--Publisher
The metaphysical basis of Plato's ethics by Arthur Bernard Cook( Book )

9 editions published between 1895 and 2013 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and progress of classical archaeology, with special reference to the University of Cambridge, an inaugural lecture by Arthur Bernard Cook( Book )

9 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeus : a study in ancient religion by Arthur Bernard Cook( Book )

10 editions published between 1914 and 1964 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeus : a study in ancient religion by Arthur Bernard Cook( Book )

9 editions published between 1925 and 1965 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeus : a study in ancient religion by Arthur Bernard Cook( Book )

13 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailing the mythology behind the Greek god Zeus, this volume also includes information about the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Sculpted in 432 BC by Greek artist Phidias, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia is one of the most recognized Ancient Wonders. Nearly 40 feet (12 meters) tall, the statue occupied half of the width of the temple where it sat. Ancient Greek geographer Strabo once noted in the first century BC that “if Zeus were to stand up, he would unroof the temple.” Made of ivory and gold-plated bronze, the statue sat in an intricate throne of cedar inlaid with ivory, gold, ebony and precious gems. In Zeus’ right hand, he held a small statue of the goddess of victory, Nike. In his left hand, there was a scepter with an eagle perched on top. It is believed that the Roman Emperor Caligula was the cause of the statue’s destruction. According to Roman historian Suetonius, Caligula gave orders that statues of gods that were especially famous, including that of Zeus at Olympia, were to be brought from Greece in order to have their heads removed and a marble head of Caligula put in their place. According to legend, just as workers were moving stones to disassemble the Statue of Zeus, there was a loud moment of laughter, followed by the collapsing of scaffolding and the structure, killing some workers and leaving others to flee for their lives. Until recently, historians and archaeologists debated the time period in which the statue was built. The recent discovery of Phidias’ workshop in the 1950s confirms that the temple was completed around the third quarter of the fifth century BC. Today, archaeologists continue to study the techniques Phidias used to construct the temple and the statue, and admirers of Ancient Greece admire the statue’s place on the Ancient Wonders list
Zeus : a study in ancient religion by Arthur Bernard Cook( Book )

6 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeus : a study in ancient religion by Arthur Bernard Cook( Book )

8 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The renowned classical scholar and archaeologist A. B. Cook (1868-1952) published the final volume of his monumental Zeus: A Study in Ancient Religion in 1940. Part I, which contains the main body of text for the volume, weaves together archaeological, artistic and ancient literary evidence to explore the concept of Zeus as a weather-god - the god of earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain and meteorites. In this final volume Cook draws together his conclusions on the major theme spanning all three volumes: Zeus as god of the sky. This sumptuous work, encyclopaedic in its breath, is a treasure-trove of primary texts, epigraph material and archaeological data. It contains hundreds of illustrations, including images of pottery, statues, friezes and ancient coins and the most important literary sources, both Greek and Latin, are quoted in full. It is an indispensable tool for students and scholars of classics, mythology and ancient religion
Zeus : a study in ancient religion by Arthur Bernard Cook( Book )

4 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and notes by Arthur Bernard Cook( Book )

2 editions published between 1925 and 1940 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appendixes and Index by Arthur Bernard Cook( Book )

2 editions published between 1925 and 1940 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeus : a study in ancient religion by Arthur Bernard Cook( Book )

5 editions published between 1925 and 1964 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeus by Arthur Bernard Cook( Book )

5 editions published between 1914 and 1964 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeus, god of the bright sky by Arthur Bernard Cook( Book )

3 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeus God of the dark sky (thunder and lightning) by Arthur Bernard Cook( Book )

5 editions published between 1925 and 1965 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeus, a study in ancient religion by Arthur Bernard Cook( Book )

2 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeus God of the dark sky (thunder and lightning) by Arthur Bernard Cook( Book )

5 editions published between 1925 and 1965 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeus : a study in ancient religion by Arthur Bernard Cook( Book )

5 editions published between 1925 and 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The renowned classical scholar and archaeologist A. B. Cook (1868-1952) published the second volume of his monumental Zeus: A Study in Ancient Religion in two parts in 1925. Part I, containing the main text of the study, surveys the theme of Zeus as god of lightning and thunder, an idea that became common during the classical period. Weaving together archaeological, artistic and ancient literary evidence, Cook investigates in detail the concept of the 'Diosemia' or the Zeus-sign; the ideas of the Zeus-struck man, the heavenly road of Zeus and Greek sky-pillars; the relationship between Zeus and Dionysus; and the role of the shrine at Delphi (usually associated with Apollo) in Zeus worship. This sumptuous work is a treasure of primary texts, epigraph material and archaeological data. It contains hundreds of illustrations, and is an indispensable tool for students of classics, mythology and ancient religion
The Cambridge ritualists : an annotated bibliography of the works by and about Jane Ellen Harrison, Gilbert Murray, Francis M. Cornford, and Arthur Bernard Cook by Shelley Arlen( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeus : a study in ancient religion by Arthur Bernard Cook( Book )

3 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Arthur Bernard Cook britischer Klassischer Archäologe und Religionswissenschaftler

Arthur Bernard Cook Brits kunsthistoricus (1868-1952)

Cook, A. B. 1868-1952

Cook, A. B. (Arthur Bernard), 1868-1952

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