Venus and Aphrodite

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 21st 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 more complex than Through ancient art, evocative myth, exciting archaeological revelations and philosophical explorations Bettany Hughes...

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Title:Venus and Aphrodite
Author:Bettany Hughes
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Venus and Aphrodite
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Venus and Aphrodite Reviews

  • Natalie
    Dec 14, 2019
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  • Jo
    Nov 26, 2019
    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. ...
  • Tina
    Jan 07, 2020
    A superb history of the goddess figure, tracing the lineage from far beyond the Roman and Greek myths. Well written, witty and very informative; strongly recommended. ...
  • Tony
    Dec 31, 2019
    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-crea...
  • Tracey Sinclair
    Jan 09, 2020
    Interesting look at the history of the goddess. ...
  • Deepak Rana
    Dec 06, 2019
    Interesting history ...
  • Andy
    Nov 25, 2019
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  • Rebecca Roose
    Nov 27, 2019
    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 ...
  • Jess
    Jan 01, 2020
    Review to come! ...
  • Nicole
    Jan 09, 2020
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  • Ula
    Dec 22, 2019
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  • Seher
    Dec 15, 2019
    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 introd...
  • Tessa Fear
    Jan 10, 2020
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  • Meg
    Jan 14, 2020
    I enjoyed it. A historical biography of Aphrodite-Venus-Inanna with many classical quotations and references to great works of art through the ages. I enjoyed the feminist perspective.... But it was very much shorter than the other excellent works by this author, and I read it in 2 day...
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    Dec 04, 2019
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    Jan 13, 2020
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    Nov 20, 2019
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  • Karina Webster
    Nov 21, 2019
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  • Rob Grand-Hart
    Jan 14, 2020
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    Jan 12, 2020
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  • John Teller
    Dec 12, 2019
    Sound scholarship This journey through the iterations of Aphrodite captures the ambivalence with which this important figure has been held. Excellent scholarship. ...
  • sue stentiford
    Dec 20, 2019
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    Nov 17, 2019
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    Jan 16, 2020
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    Dec 08, 2019
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  • Richard Hellsten
    Dec 18, 2019
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  • Jade Duxbury
    Nov 23, 2019
    Thank you to Hachette for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! If you are a fan of Greek Mythology works then this is for you! It delves deep into the history of Venus/Aphrodite and how she is more than just the Goddess of Love and it explores her birth a...
  • Lauren de Lange-van Zoonen
    Nov 03, 2019
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  • Glain Jones-Berry
    Jan 05, 2020
    I really enjoyed learning about Aphrodite and what she represented and what she still represents. Reading this made me realise that theres so much more to Aphrodite! ...
  • Hannah Early
    Dec 14, 2019
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