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The Resource Venus and Aphrodite : a biography of desire, Bettany Hughes

Venus and Aphrodite : a biography of desire, Bettany Hughes

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Venus and Aphrodite : a biography of desire
Title
Venus and Aphrodite
Title remainder
a biography of desire
Statement of responsibility
Bettany Hughes
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Aphrodite was said to have been born out of the sea, rising out of a froth of white foam. But long before the Ancient Greeks conceived of this voluptuous blonde, she existed as an early spirit of fertility on the shores of Cyprus-and thousands of years before that, as a ferocious warrior-goddess in the Middle East. She's been a carnal symbol to Sappho, a Humanist muse to Renaissance artists, and a raunchy but subversive Shakespeare heroine. Proving that this mythological figure is so much more than just an excuse for chocolate-box romance, historian Bettany Hughes reveals the remarkable life of one of antiquity's most potent forces. Venus and Aphrodite brings together ancient art, evocative myth, and exciting archaeological revelations to tell the story of human desire. From Mesopotamia to modern-day London, from Botticelli to Beyoncé, Hughes explains why this immortal goddess continues to ensnare our imaginations today-and how we trivialize her power at our peril"--
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Provided by publisher
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Hughes, Bettany
Dewey number
292.2/114
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL473.5
LC item number
.H84 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Aphrodite
  • Venus (Roman deity)
  • Venus deities
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Venus and Aphrodite : a biography of desire, Bettany Hughes
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=5208452
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- A birth -- Fornicating and fighting -- Party queen -- A working goddess and working girls -- Ta Aphrodisia: the things of sex -- Manikos eros -- Venus and empire without limits -- Eastern queen -- Venus in the MIddle Age -- A humanist muse -- Venus at the box office -- A very modern goddess -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
1 online resource (v, 188 pages ):
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781541674240
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations.
Publisher number
EB00802142
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
66DA6C1E-4BB6-4316-B4DC-F08532126E01
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1200260128
  • (OCoLC)on1200260128
Label
Venus and Aphrodite : a biography of desire, Bettany Hughes
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=5208452
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- A birth -- Fornicating and fighting -- Party queen -- A working goddess and working girls -- Ta Aphrodisia: the things of sex -- Manikos eros -- Venus and empire without limits -- Eastern queen -- Venus in the MIddle Age -- A humanist muse -- Venus at the box office -- A very modern goddess -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
1 online resource (v, 188 pages ):
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781541674240
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations.
Publisher number
EB00802142
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
66DA6C1E-4BB6-4316-B4DC-F08532126E01
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1200260128
  • (OCoLC)on1200260128

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