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Studies in the use of fire in ancient Greek religion

William D Furley

Studies in the use of fire in ancient Greek religion

by William D Furley

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Published by Ayer Co. in Salem, N.H .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fire -- Folklore -- Congresses,
  • Greece -- Religion

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWilliam D. Furley
    SeriesMonographs in classical studies
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 259 p., 16 p. of plates :
    Number of Pages259
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14057635M
    ISBN 100881430269

    A rather difficult question to answer.! WHY? because Fire in Greek has a Philosophical meaning. What do U mean by fire? Do U mean the ordinary “fire”? this that U see?, that U can be burnt off?, this that U can light with?, to get warm?. Then. Greek mythology tells of many heroes who defeated their enemies by superior wit. Odyesseus, for example, was said to have thought of the wooden Trojan horse, inside which were hidden invading Greek soldiers. Greek intelligence went much further than clever strategy. The Greeks had a clear-eyed curiosity about them-selves and all creation.

    Ancient Greek and pre-Greek studies. The second, perhaps the most enjoyable, is The Greek Myths by Robert Graves. Graves’ book is a retelling of most of the major Greek myths, some in their many different forms, followed by an analysis and explanation of the myths told. The third, another helpful and highly enjoyable book.   ‘Υγρό Πυρ’, or ‘Liquid Fire’ if translated in English, is known as ‘ Greek Fire ’, or ‘Sea Fire’, in literature, and was a weapon invented in the 7 th century AD by the Byzantine Empire. According to the historian Theophanes, it was invented during the 6 th century AD by the Greek architect Kallinikos, a former resident of Heliopolis who was residing in Baalbeck.

    Eratosthenes, another Greek, accurately calculated the earth's circumference and its diameter. Physics, the study of the nature of things, began seriously in Greece in the 6 th Century BC. With few exceptions (e.g. the work of Aristotle and Pythagoras) the study was an intellectual pursuit unaided by much in the way of controlled. Spectrum Colour Library/Heritage-Images. The origins of Greek religion can be traced back to very ancient times. The sky god Zeus, for example, was worshipped as early as the 2nd millennium r, the established form of the religion lasted from about the time of the poet Homer (about the 9th or 8th century bc) to around the 4th century ad, when the religion of Greece began to be.


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