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Venus and Aphrodite Through Ancient Art, Evocative Myth, Exciting Archaeological Revelations And Philosophical Explorations Bettany Hughes Shows Why This Immortal Goddess Endures Through To The St Century And What Her Journey Through Time Reveals About What Matters To Us As Humans Charting Venus Origins In Powerful Ancient Deities, Bettany Demonstrates That Venus Is Far Complex Than First Meets The Eye Beginning In Cyprus, The Goddess Mythical Birthplace, Bettany Decodes Venus Relationship To The Greek Goddess Aphrodite And, In Turn, Aphrodite S Mixed Up Origins Both As A Cypriot Spirit Of Fertility And Procreation But Also As A Descendant Of The Prehistoric War Goddesses Of The Near And Middle East, Ishtar, Inanna And Astarte On A Voyage Of Discovery To Reveal The Truth Behind Venus, Hughes Reveals How This Mythological Figure Is So Much Than Nudity, Romance And Sex It Is The Both The Remarkable Story Of One Of Antiquity S Most Potent Forces And The Story Of Human Desire How It Transforms Who We Are And How We Behave [PDF / Epub] ☉ The End (The 30-Day Collective Book 1) Author Ellen A. Easton – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Evocative Myth ✬ The Light Over London Books ✮ Author Julia Kelly – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Exciting Archaeological Revelations And Philosophical Explorations Bettany Hughes Shows Why This Immortal Goddess Endures Through To The St Century And What Her Journey Through Time Reveals About What Matters To Us As Humans Charting Venus Origins In Powerful Ancient Deities [Epub] ↠ Cell Author Robin Cook – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Bettany Demonstrates That Venus Is Far Complex Than First Meets The Eye Beginning In Cyprus [Reading] ➬ Braving the Wilderness ➳ Brené Brown – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk The Goddess Mythical Birthplace !!> PDF / Epub ✈ Lightning / Midnight / The Bad Place ⚣ Author Dean Koontz – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Bettany Decodes Venus Relationship To The Greek Goddess Aphrodite And [PDF] ↠ A Cidade Das Trevas (Dean Koontzs Frankenstein, Author Dean Koontz – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk In Turn [Read] ➹ Iron Council (New Crobuzon, ➵ China Miéville – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Aphrodite S Mixed Up Origins Both As A Cypriot Spirit Of Fertility And Procreation But Also As A Descendant Of The Prehistoric War Goddesses Of The Near And Middle East !!> Epub ➥ Big Magic ➤ Author Elizabeth Gilbert – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Ishtar [Reading] ➸ Bloody Acquisitions (Fred, the Vampire Accountant, Author Drew Hayes – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Inanna And Astarte On A Voyage Of Discovery To Reveal The Truth Behind Venus [Ebook] ↠ Dangerous Author Amanda Quick – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Hughes Reveals How This Mythological Figure Is So Much Than Nudity [ PDF / Epub ] ★ Succeed and Grow Rich through Persuasion Author Napoleon Hill – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Romance And Sex It Is The Both The Remarkable Story Of One Of Antiquity S Most Potent Forces And The Story Of Human Desire How It Transforms Who We Are And How We Behave


About the Author: Bettany Hughes

Bettany Hughes is an English historian, author and broadcaster Her speciality is classical history.Bettany grew up in West London with her brother, the cricketer Simon Hughes Her parents were in the theatre she learnt early the importance and delight of sharing thoughts and ideas with a wider public Bettany won a scholarship to read Ancient and Modern History at Oxford University and then continued her post graduate research while travelling through the Balkans and Asia Minor In recognition of her contribution to research, she has been awarded a Research Fellowship at King s London.Bettany lectures throughout the world She has been invited to universities in the US, Australia, Germany, Turkey and Holland to speak on subjects as diverse as Helen of Troy and the origins of female Sophia to concepts of Time in the Islamic world She considers her work in the lecture hall and seminar room amongst the most important, and rewarding she does.



10 thoughts on “Venus and Aphrodite

  1. says:

    Well here s a surprise from Bettany Hughes Although Aphrodite has been a persistent background theme, particularly in her early work on Helen of Troy, the release of this book took me unawares, and I ll admit the only reason I didn t read it straight away was because I thought I would have to set aside a solid chunk of time for it But unlike Hughes previous books, which have


  2. says:

    I devoured this little book while lazing on the almost mythic, dreamy beaches of Australia s South West Something about that region always draws me to read write paint Greek mythology, so coming across this in a tiny bookshop seemed like serendipity.Bettany Hughes writes really beautifully Her writing style is smooth, evocative and never dry I enjoyed her creative way of presenting hi


  3. says:

    My friend Antonia kindly lent me her copy of Venus and Aphrodite so I stared reading it as soon as I could Bettany Hughes has this amazing talent for writing the text is wonderfully written, when you read the paragraphs you feel as a friend is excitingly telling you about their research In her approachable and lovely way of writing Bettany Hughes shows her readers that Venus is farcomplex than


  4. says:

    This is a sort of biography of the Greek goddess looking at the people who worshipped her, the stories that created her and how her image has been used and continues to be used to this day Short and sweet and a good introduction to the mythology.


  5. says:

    This was a lovely little book that complicated our understanding of what Aphrodite represented in the past I do wonder what this book would be like if we decentralized Aphrodite Venus and instead made an Egyptian goddess or African goddess the center of the story Or even if we introduced one of the others such as Athena or Hera alongside her At this point it seems a bit convenient to reduce everything to her.


  6. says:

    This is an immensely readable history of Venus Aphrodite Takes you through from Aphrodite s origins to her Greek and Roman representations, along to Renaissance interpretations and all the way up to modern depictions and views Very light and easy to read, but with a definite thoroughness of knowledge Most enjoyable


  7. says:

    Thank you to Netgalley, the author, and the publisher for a free copy in exchange for an honest review You can read the illustrated version of this review and what seltzer I paired with it here ve had a special affinity for Aphrodite after spending a Fulbright year on Cyprus, the legendary birthplace of the goddess of love and beauty It s hard to overstate the cultural importance of Aphrodite on the island The Cyprus Tourism Boa


  8. says:

    I ve always been interested in mythology the final year of my recently obtained Masters degree in English Literature was devoted to a dissertation on the representation of the Hades Persephone myth in several texts yet I knew comparatively very little about Aphrodite I found Venus and Aphrodite to be a fascinating read, and I learned a lot each page, barring those that hold an image of a painting, a sculpture, a photograph, holds at leas


  9. says:

    Check out this review andon my blog We all know Aphrodite She s the spiteful, mostly naked love goddess who started the Trojan war and gads about on seashells.Right Well, classic historian Bettany Hughes has something to say about that.In this short and sweet book, Hughes traces the origins of Aphrodite from the early goddesses who influenced her to her ancient Greek golden age, her time stripped and sexualised at the height of the Roman Empire a


  10. says:

    It s no secret to say there has been a longstanding connection in patriarchal societies and religions at least between sexual passion and violence Bettany Hughes here gives us a strong, clear history of Aphrodite, who became Venus, and who subsequently became all sorts of sub creatures good Venus, bad Venus, the goddess and the whore, the duality of insecurity in mostly male minds the allure of beauty, and the power of female sexual power to turn that all


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