The Resource Helen of Troy : goddess, princess, whore, Bettany Hughes

Helen of Troy : goddess, princess, whore, Bettany Hughes

Label
Helen of Troy : goddess, princess, whore
Title
Helen of Troy
Title remainder
goddess, princess, whore
Statement of responsibility
Bettany Hughes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For close to three thousand years, Helen of Troy has been both the embodiment of absolute female beauty and a reminder of the terrible power that beauty can wield. Because of her double marriage to the Greek king Menelaus and the Trojan prince Paris, Helen was held responsible for an enduring enmity between East and West. But who was she? Helen exists in many guises: a matriarch from the Age of Heroes; the focus of a cult that conflated Helen the heroine with a pre-Greek fertility goddess; the home-wrecker of the Iliad; the bitch-whore of Greek tragedy; the pin-up of Romantic artists. Focusing on a flesh-and-blood aristocrat from the Greek Bronze Age, cultural and social historian Hughes reconstructs the context of her life. Through the eyes of a young Mycenaean princess, Hughes examines the physical, historical, and cultural traces that Helen has left on locations in Greece, North Africa, and Asia Minor.--From publisher description
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DLC
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Hughes, Bettany
Dewey number
398/.352
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BL820.H45
LC item number
H84 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Helen
  • Helen of Troy (Greek mythology)
Target audience
adult
Label
Helen of Troy : goddess, princess, whore, Bettany Hughes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-443) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxxvii, 458 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400041787
Lccn
2005044460
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
OCM61362166
Label
Helen of Troy : goddess, princess, whore, Bettany Hughes
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-443) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxxvii, 458 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400041787
Lccn
2005044460
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
OCM61362166

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