By Graham Anderson
The Greek and Roman global is usually famous for the rationalism of some striking thinkers. This ebook is set the conventional superstitions, ideals, taboos, folk-remedies, ghost tales, and people stories that haunted the remainder. alongside how it considers such questions as, Do glossy ways support or prevent our makes an attempt to work out old superstition from the interior? will we holiday down the limitations among people stories and myths? Did it actually matter even if a therapeutic herb was once picked by way of moonlight or now not? used to be there a Cinderella story within the old world?The quantity starts off via asking how we will try and outline folklore within the first position, and the way we will be able to make experience of the huge volume of fabrics on hand. It examines the prejudices of writers who record folkloric info and explores the cultural contexts that formed their fabrics. It comprises a variety of examples and texts, reminiscent of stories, legends, proverbs, jokes, riddles, and conventional customs. the amount overviews serious techniques to the research of old folklore, and it surveys the presence of Greek and Roman folklore in classical tradition. as a result of great curiosity within the old global, this quantity will meet the desires of highschool scholars and common readers.