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Name:  Nanno Marinatos  

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Nanno is a professor of classics at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

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Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess: A Near Eastern Koine
ISBN: 0252033922

University of Illinois Press. 2010

Ancient Minoan culture has been typically viewed as an ancestor of classical Greek civilization, but this book shows that Minoan Crete was on the periphery of a powerfully dynamic cultural interchange with its neighbors. Rather than viewing Crete as the autochthonous ancestor of Greece's glory, Nanno Marinatos considers ancient Crete in the context of its powerful competitors to the east and south.

Analyzing the symbols of the Minoan theocratic system and their similarities to those of Syria, Anatolia, and Egypt, Marinatos unlocks many Minoan visual riddles and establishes what she calls a "cultural koine," or standard set of cultural assumptions, that circulated throughout the Near East and the eastern Mediterranean at the time Minoan civilization reached its peak. With more than one hundred and fifty illustrations, Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess delivers a comprehensive reading of Minoan art as a system of thought.

Minoan Religion: Ritual, Image, and Symbol (Studies in Comparative Religion)
ISBN: 0872497445

Univ of South Carolina Pr. 1993

"book should establish itself as a reference work"

Goddess and the Warrior: The Naked Goddess and Mistress of the Animals in Early Greek Religion
ISBN: 0415619432

Routledge. 2011

A stimulating, provocative and lavishly illustrated analysis of the role of the naked goddess and the mistress of the animals within Greek religion. This book explores the power of naked females in the art of the Levant and Greece.

Minoan Sacrificial Ritual: Cult Practice & Symbolism (Acta Instituti Atheniensis Regni Sueciae, series in 8⁰)
ISBN: 9185086959

Paul Astroms. 1986

Hard to Find book

Goddess and the Warrior: The Naked Goddess and Mistress of the Animals in Early Greek Religion
ISBN: B000Q35UE2

Routledge. 2002

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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