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Title Tracking Hermes, pursuing Mercury / edited by John F. Miller and Jenny Strauss Clay
Edition First edition
Published Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019


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Contents Like mother, like son? : Hermes and Maia in text and image / H.A. Shapiro -- Hermes among Pan and the nymphs on fourth-century votive reliefs / Carolyn M. Laferrière -- Hermes and Heracles / Jennifer Larson -- Hide and go seek : Hermes in Homer / Jenny Strauss Clay -- Hermes Iambicus / Andrea Capra, Cecilia Nobili -- The God and his double : Hermes as character and speaking statue in Greek comedy / Simone Beta -- Hermes/Mercury : god of comedy? / Erin K. Moodie -- Hermes in love : the erotic career of a Mercurial character / Joseph Farrell -- Lascivas Puer : Cupid, Hermes, and hymns in Ovid's Metamorphoses / Micah Young Myers -- Horace's Mercury and Mercurial Horace / S.J. Harrison -- Crossing the borders : Vergil's intertextual Mercury / Sergio Casali -- Mercury and materialism : images of Mercury and the Tabernae of Pompeii / Duncan E. MacRae -- Did Mercury build the ship of Aeneas? / Thomas Biggs -- Communicating with the divine : herms in attic vase painting / Hélène Collard -- Hermes as visible in votive inscriptions / Jenny Wallensten -- Hermes, Kyllene, Samothrace, and the sea / Sandra Blakely -- The Greek magical hymn to Hermes : syncretism or disguise? The Hellenization of Thoth in Graeco-Egyptian magical literature / Ljuba Merlina Bortolani -- Hermes and the figs : on P. Oxy. 17.2084 / Athanassios Vergados -- Rethinking Hermes : cosmic justice and proportional distributions / Nicola Reggiani -- Great Hermes : three ways toward stardom / Henk Versnel
Summary Of all the divinities of classical antiquity, the Greek Hermes (Mercury in his Roman alter ego) is the most versatile and enigmatic. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, this volume offers an overview of the myriad aspects of this elusive figure, tracking the god's footprints across the many domains in which he partakes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes "The present volume grew out of a conference, "Tracking Hermes/Mercury," held at the University of Virginia in the Spring of 2014"--Page 1
Subject Hermes (Greek deity)
Mercury (Roman deity)
Hermes (Greek deity)
Mercury (Roman deity)
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Spirituality -- Paganism & Neo-Paganism.
RELIGION -- Antiquities & Archaeology.
Form Electronic book
Author Miller, John F., editor
Clay, Jenny Strauss, editor.
ISBN 9780191823060