Venus and Aphrodite: A Biography of Desire Bettany Hughes

Venus and Aphrodite: A Biography of Desire

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Book Title
Venus and Aphrodite: A Biography of Desire
Author
Bettany Hughes
ISBN
9781541674233
A cultural history of the goddess of love, from a New York Times bestselling and award-winning historian.Aphrodite was said to have been born from 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. Proving that this fabled figure is so much more than an avatar of commercialized romance, historian Bettany Hughes reveals the remarkable lifestory of one of antiquity's most potent myths. Venus and Aphrodite brings together ancient art, mythology, and archaeological revelations to tell the story of human desire. From Mesopotamia to modern-day London, from Botticelli to Beyonc , Hughes explains why this immortal goddess continues to entrance us today -- and how we trivialize her power at our peril.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Bettany HughesPublisher: Basic BooksPublished: 09/22/2020ISBN: 9781541674233Pages: 208Weight: 0.70lbsSize: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.80d
A cultural history of the goddess of love, from a New York Times bestselling and award-winning historian.
Aphrodite was said to have been born from 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. Proving that this fabled figure is so much more than an avatar of commercialized romance, historian Bettany Hughes reveals the remarkable lifestory of one of antiquity's most potent myths.
Venus and Aphrodite brings together ancient art, mythology, and archaeological revelations to tell the story of human desire. From Mesopotamia to modern-day London, from Botticelli to Beyonc , Hughes explains why this immortal goddess continues to entrance us today -- and how we trivialize her power at our peril.


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Bettany Hughes
Publisher: Basic Books
Published: 09/22/2020
ISBN: 9781541674233
Pages: 208
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.80d
A cultural history of the goddess of love, from a New York Times bestselling and award-winning historian.
Aphrodite was said to have been born from 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. Proving that this fabled figure is so much more than an avatar of commercialized romance, historian Bettany Hughes reveals the remarkable lifestory of one of antiquity's most potent myths.
Venus and Aphrodite brings together ancient art, mythology, and archaeological revelations to tell the story of human desire. From Mesopotamia to modern-day London, from Botticelli to Beyonc , Hughes explains why this immortal goddess continues to entrance us today -- and how we trivialize her power at our peril.


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Bettany Hughes
Publisher: Basic Books
Published: 09/22/2020
ISBN: 9781541674233
Pages: 208
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.80d