The Sphinx, 1st Edition

  • Stuart A. Kallen
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  • ISBN-10: 1601522231
  • ISBN-13: 9781601522238
  • DDC: 398.45
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released July 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Most people know the sphinx as the half-man, half-lion stone statue crouched before the Great Pyramids of Giza. But the ancient mythical creature has been an inspiration for artists, writers, architects, scholars, and theologians for millennia. The Sphinx reveals the significant symbolic role this creature has played in human civilization from ancient Egypt through classical Greece and the Renaissance into the twenty-first century.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Half Human, Half Beast.
1: The Egyptian Sphinx.
2: The Sphinx in Classical Greece.
3: Sphinxes in the Modern Era.
4: Ancient Monument, Modern Theories.
Source Notes.
For Further Exploration.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.