Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2030 Disch, Thomas M. On Wings of Song. New York: St. Martin's Press (1978); pg. 117. "There was the most incredible lightning storm. Once you've seen lightning in the mountains, you can understand why the greeks put their most important god in charge of it.' "
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2030 Janks, Gregory. "The One-Eyed Man " in Writers of the Future: Volume XV (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1999); pg. 139. [Year is estimated.] "Like the Cyclops in the aftermath of Odysseus, I see what I cannot see. " [Also, note the title.]
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 307. "'...Daphne... Her real name was Daphoene, the bloody one. The Maenads, her priestesses, were supposed to chew laurel leaves to help them achieve an orgiastic frenzy... Apollo tried to rape her, and when she turned into a laurel, he made a wreath of her leaves as consolation...' "
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 308. "'...For the last century saw the deposition of the paternal God who was set on the throne of Zeus, which was once her throne. The Age of Theocracy in the West was already in decline when in our country Cromwell forcefully rejected the ceremonies that obscured the godhead from the common man... The god of science and reason, Apollo, was raised up in His place, and at either side of Apollo were Pluto and Mercury. I worshipped Apollo and Mercury when I was young, but it is Pluto who is in the ascendant now. Pluto, the hoarder, god of the geezers and the babushkas, god of all the people who hide away... in virtuality... But I think Apollo will have his revenge...' " [More.]
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2050 Aldiss, Brian. "A Whiter Mars " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001; c. 1995); pg. 218. "You've forgotten about the gods and goddesses, the Greek gods who gave their names to the constellations, the Baals and Isises and Roman soldier gods, the vengeful Almighty of the Old Testament, Allah -- all imaginary super-beings which supposedly controlled mankind's behavior before humanity could control itself. "
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 95. "'...So we have the Sumerian Enki, the Greek Prometheus and Hermes, Norse Loki, and so on... Trickster/Technologist is just one of the universals...' "
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2061 Clarke, Arthur C. 2061: Odyssey Three. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 7. Pg. 7: Achilles; Pg. 14: Pandora's box; Pg. 34: "Mount Zeus was an irregular pyramid, not the usual volcanic cone... " [More about this mountain, on Europa, pg. 34-35, 49, etc.]; Pg. 42: a ship named "The Raft of Medusa "
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2061 Clarke, Arthur C. 2061: Odyssey Three. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 54. "Her literary fame had been one of the sensations of the '40s. A scholarly study of the Greek pantheon was not usually a candidate for the bestseller lists, but Ms. M'Bala had placed its eternally inexhaustible myths in the contemporary space-age setting. Names that a century earlier had been familiar only to astronomers and classical scholars were now part of every educated person's world picture; almost every day there would be news from Ganymede, Callisto, Io, Titan, Iapetus... Carme, Pasiphae, Hyperion, Phoebe... Her book would have been no more than modestly successful, however, had she not focused on the complicated family life of Jupiter-Zeus, Father of the Gods (as well as much else). And by a stroke of luck, an editor of genius had changed her original title, The View From Olympus to The Passions of the Gods. Envious academics usually referred to it as Olympic Lusts, but invariably wished they had written it. "
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2065 Smith, Dean Wesley. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 48. [Based upon the film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within; screenplay by Alan Reinert and Jeff Vintar; based on an original story by Hironobu Sakagomi.] "'Zeus was completed a month ago, General Hein said as, far from the space station hologram, a beam was fired at the Earth below. 'If we attack the meteor with this weapon, we will eliminate the Phantoms at their home. Why hasn't this been done?'

On the holographic image, the Zeus beam hit the meteor in the crater, eliminating it effortlessly. " [Many other refs. to the Zeus space cannon and the Zeus space station, not in DB.]

Greco-Roman classical religion world 2075 Anderson, Poul. "Scarecrow " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 342. "'...Traditions like that had meaning once... A scarecrow was--it must have been--Osiris, Adonis, Kupala, Frey, the god of the land and its increase, holding off the evil spirits...' "
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2094 Sladek, John. Tik-Tok. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1985; 1st printed 1983); pg. 155. "...all fiction mentioning robots, from the latest TV episode of Meatless Friday to the ancient stories of Hephaestus, building golden women to help him at his forge. "
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2100 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 122. "He introduced a slight man with wispy light brown hair and delicate Apollonian features. 'Dr. Wallace Rainer of the University of Oklahoma...' "
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2110 May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 155. "Had not the ancients told tales of subterranean Asar, Avalon, the Elysian Fields, Ratmansu, and Ultima Thule? "
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2110 May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 157. "The anthropologist was amused. 'Oh, yes. Tree cults were almost universal in the ancient world... Greeks dedicated the ash to the sea-god Poseidon. Birches were sacred among the Romans. The rowan was a Celtic and Greek symbol of power over death... Greeks, Romans, Gaulish Celts, the British, Teutons, Lithuanians, Slavs--they all held the oak to be sacred...' "
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2130 Clarke, Arthur C. Rendezvous with Rama. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1973); pg. 276. "A Greek temple made of glass--that was his first impression. The building was filled with row upon row of vertical crystalline columns, about a meter wide and stretching from floor to ceiling. "
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2150 Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 50. "Her name, of course, came from dzianna, and sometimes it appeared as she used it, as Zina.

Going up to her, stopping behind her but standing very close to her, he said in her ear, 'Diana.'

At once she turned. And as she turned he saw her change. Her nose became different and instead of a girl he saw now a grown woman wearing a metal mask pushed back so that it revealed her face, a Greek face; and the mask, he realized, was the war mask. That would be Pallas. He was seeing Pallas, now, not Zina. But, he knew, neither one told him the truth about her. These were only images. Forms that she took. Still, the metal mask of war impressed him. It faded, now, this image, and he knew that no one but himself had seen it. She would never reveal it to other people.

'Why did you call me 'Diana'?' Zina asked.

'Because that is one of your names.' "

Greco-Roman classical religion world 2150 Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 102. "A metal mask had been pushed back from that visage, exposing wise, impassive eyes; a beautiful classic face, like Athena... "
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2150 Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 192. "'You are Diana, the fairy queen,' he said. 'You are Pallas Athena, the spirit of righteous war; you are the spring queen, you are Hagia Sophia...' "
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2160 Clarke, Arthur C. The Fountains of Paradise. New York: Ballantine (1980; 1st ed. 1978); pg. 295. "There seemed to be a continuous spectrum between absolute fantasy and hard historical facts, with every possible gradation between... At the other extreme were Zeus and Alice and King Kong and Gulliver... But what was one to make of Robin Hood and Tarzan... and Odysseus... they might well have been actual historic personages... "
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2166 Farmer, Philip Jose. "Riders of the Purple Wage " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1967); pg. 619. Pg. 619: "The barmaid, Athena, is bending over the table where she is serving nectar and pretzels to her distinguished customers. Aristotle, wearing goat's horns, is behind her. "; Pg. 623: "Rex Luscus' face fades away, goatlike, or, as he prefers to describe it, the face of Pan, a Faunus of the arts. " [Some other refs., not in DB.]
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2166 Farmer, Philip Jose. "Riders of the Purple Wage " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1967); pg. 641. "'There he goes, my beautiful grandson, bearing gifts to the Greeks. So far, that Hercules has failed to clean up his psychic Augean stable. Yet, he may succeed, that stumblebum Apollo, the Edipus Wrecked. He's luckier than most of his contemporaries...' " [Also pg. 650 (Venus), 662, 668]
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2210 Asimov, Isaac & Robert Silverberg. The Positronic Man. New York: Doubleday (1992); pg. 133. "A brief prologue sufficed to deal with the concepts of the robot in history and literature--the metal men of the ancient Greek myths... "
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2250 Zelazny, Roger & Jane Lindskold. Donnerjack. New York: Avon (1998; c.1997); pg. 300. Pg. 300: "'...Recall the hundred-handed giants spoken of by the ancient Greeks...' "; Pg. 419: Mercury; Pg. 464: "'Where's the local equivalent of Mount Olympus or Valhalla or wherever the gods hang their hats when they're at home?' "
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2267 Carey, Diane. Invasion! Book One: First Strike (novel excerpt) in Star Trek: Adventures in Time and Space (Mary P. Taylor, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 29. "'And life has been around the galaxy for millions of years. Is it really any surprise if Earth... might've had visitations [by alien races]?'

'...we'd better get used to carrying pitchforks,' McCoy said, 'because I think that's the conclusion... Unless they killed a human in the past twelve hours and somehow made this bone appear to my readouts as if it were four to six thousand years old. I think we got that mythological stuff from our Greeks and Egyptians and druids, but I think the Greeks and Egyptians and druids got it from them.' "

Greco-Roman classical religion world 2345 Bear, Greg. "Scattershot " in The Wind from a Burning Woman. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House (1983; story copyright 1981); pg. 120. Pg. 120: "It was cylindrical, with sides tapering to a fringed skirt at the base. Three levels of pink and nippled paps ringed it at equal intervals from top to bottom. A low, flat head surmounted the body, tiny black eyes examining the cabin with quick, nervous jerks. It looked like nothing so much as the Diana of Ephesus, Magna Mater to the Romans. "; pg. 123: "The Nemi had their Diana, Frobish had his wives, and Sonok had me. I had no one. " [Other refs. not in DB to Diana.]
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2350 Baker, Kage. "Son Observe the Time " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 572. "And who were we, you might ask? The present-time operatives of Dr. Zeus Incorporated, a twenty-fourth-century cabal of investors who have presided over the development of immortality and time travel, amongst other things. " [Other references to this organization throughout story, mostly referred to simply as 'the Company.']
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2377 David, Peter. Being Human (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 138. "'And you formed the basis for Greco-Roman myths?'

'More than that, actually, my dear captain. My beloved brother was actually somewhat modest. Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Norse . . . our people, my people, were the basis for all of them. Some even 'played' multiple roles...' " [Many other refs., not in DB.]

Greco-Roman classical religion world 2546 Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. New York: HarperCollins (1999; c. 1932, 1946); pg. 34. "...and where was Odysseus, where was Job, where were Jupiter and Gotama and Jesus? "
Greco-Roman classical religion world 2931 Stableford, Brian. "Mortimer Gray's History of Death " in Immortals (Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1995); pg. 189. Pg. 189: "He was almost as fascinated by the elaborate geography of the Greek Underworld, the characters associated with it--Hades and Persephone, Thanatos and the Erinnyes, Cerberus and Charon--and the descriptions of the unique fates reserved for such individuals as Sisyphus, Ixion, and Tantalus. The development of such myths as these Gray regarded as a triumph of the creative imagination. "; Pg. 246: Pillars of Hercules
Greco-Roman classical religion world 3000 Strugatsky, Arkady & Boris Strugatsky. Tale of the Troika in Roadside Picnic and Tale of the Troika. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co. (1977); pg. 172. Pandora's Box
Greco-Roman classical religion world 3001 Clarke, Arthur C. 3001: The Final Odyssey. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 197. "'Just like Antaeus--but in reverse!' she muttered darkly.

...'Who? asked Poole...

'Son of the Earth Goddess, Gaea. Hercules wrestled with him--but every time he was thrown to the ground, Antaeus renewed his strength.'

'Who won?'

'Hercules, of course--by holding Antaeus in the air, so Ma couldn't recharge his batteries.' "

Greco-Roman classical religion world 3417 Farmer, Philip Jose. Dayworld Breakup. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 43. "...named after Tyche, the ancient Greek goddess of Chance and Fortune. Tychenons were supposed to collect around... "
Greco-Roman classical religion world 3417 Farmer, Philip Jose. Dayworld Rebel. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1987); pg. 166. "'...But Jahweh and Allah and Buddha... and Woden and Thor and Zeus and Ceres and Ishtar and the Living Mantra and Jumala and Vishnu and--' "
Greco-Roman classical religion world 1000004000 Anderson, Poul. Genesis. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 180. " where winged victories lined the balustrade before the sanctuary of Nike Apteros. Their draperies flowed to movement he did not see and wind he did not feel. One was tying her sandals . . .

For a long while the two lingered a the Propylaea, its porticos, Ionics, Dorics... Christian had thought of the Parthenon as exquisite; so it was in the pictures and models... awesomeness and beauty founded their focus in the colossal Athene of Pheidias

--Long afterward, he stood with Laurinda on the Wall of Kimon, above the Asclepium and Theater of Dionysus... The sculpture especially, I suppose. Recorded history saved only the barest description of the Athene, for instance. "

Greco-Roman classical religion Zarathustra 2599 Piper, H. Beam. The Other Human Race in Fuzzy Papers (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1964); pg. 194. "A beautiful design. But God--Allah to Zeus, take your pick--only knew what gibbering nonsense it was putting into the trusting innards of that computer. "
Greek Orthodox California: Oakland 1992 Anderson, Poul. "Appendix A: Design for Two Worlds " in Murasaki (Robert Silverberg, ed.) New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 255. "They include low, colonnaded structures with high-pitched roofs and soaring towers, in a style suggesting some blend of our classical, Oriental, and Gothic motifs. (Not grotesque, however it may sound. In the Oakland hills is a Greek Orthodox church whose architecture is equally eclectic--one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen anywhere.) "
Greek Orthodox California: Orange County 2065 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Pacific Edge. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 11. "One day in sixth grade she had told him she was Roman Catholic, and he had told her that there were Greek Catholics too. She had denied it disdainfully, and so they had gone to look it up in the encyclopedia. They had failed to find a listing for 'Greek Catholic,' which Kevin could not understand, as his grandfather Tom had certainly mentioned such a church. But having been proved right Ramona became sympathetic, and scanned the index and found a listing for "Greek Orthodox Church,' which seemed to explain things. After that they sat before the screen and read the entry, and scanned through other articles, talking about Greece, the travels they had made... "
Greek Orthodox Greece 1997 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 63. "My grandfather never came back to Ayia Kyriaki. He had spoken of Smyrna with patriotic fervor--this from the priest's wife, Katerina's sister, who had it from the priest, who had it from the photographer--so Katerina chose to believe that her husband had joined the army. The Catastrophe made heroes of countless missing persons. In that Royalist adventure, Smyrna was burned to the ground, thirty thousand Greeks were slaughtered, and a quarter of a million swam for their lives. Six months later, the Great Exchange: a third of a million Greek Muslims were sent to Turkey; a million Turkish Christians arrived in Greece.' "
Greek Orthodox Greece 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 272. "'The locals don't take kindly to these things trying to convert them. Being Orthodox, and all that.'

The people who own these farms are mostly Muslims. The rebels are Greek Orthodox, remember? That's why Glass converted to Orthodoxy. Try and keep it straight.'

'Glass was an American Muslim before that,' Spike says, as if that explains everything. "

Greek Orthodox Greece: Crete 1997 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 47. Pg. 47: "But small boats with saints' names painted on their bows--Ayios Nikolaos, Ayia Varvara--still hauled out on the strip of yellow sand... "; Pg. 55: "The dozen raw stone houses of Ayia Kyriaki--the name means 'Holy Sunday'... " [Novel takes place mainly on Crete, in Greece. Many Greek Orthodox refs. in novel, and some practicing Greek Orthodox characters, but the denomination is not mentioned by name.]
Greek Orthodox Greece: Crete 1997 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 54. "'You won't obey?' he cried. 'To the devil with you, you whore of Babylon!'

At thirteen, Sophia was vague about his meaning, but whenever Papa Kriaris, the village priest, sang those verses of Revelations about the Whore of Babylon in church, he wore an expression of disgust on his bearded face, so it was probably worse than an ordinary insult. "

Greek Orthodox Greece: Crete 1997 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 66. "'All-Holy Mother, how can this be true?' Katerina whispered the words, then fell silent, her jaw slack, her palms pressed to her cheeks. Silently she beseeched the icons of Nicholas and George and the Virgin, paper prints framed in dark wood that were set on the shelf beside the dying fire. Sophia huddled in the corners below them... " [Also pg. 73-83, 92, 115-117.]
Greek Orthodox Greece: Crete 1997 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 81. "'And so I was baptized. The little church was full of the curious. It was a bit unusual for the priest to be the godfather to, but Kriaris managed without making obvious mistakes. He sprinkled the oil on the water and said the priestly words and then the godfather's words--'I surrender this child, baptized and anointed and given over to God'--and handed me back to my grandmother, who had succeeded in making Kriaris the guarantor of my safety on every possible level, spiritual, physical, and social.' "
Greek Orthodox Illinois 1940 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: In the Balance. New York: Ballantine (1994); pg. 11. "The capitol itself, a granite-domed white marble building in the shape of a Greek cross, dominated the low skyline of the city. "
Greek Orthodox Israel: Jerusalem 1997 Watson, Ian. God's World. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (this ed. 1990; copyright 1979); pg. 28. "The year 1997... It was Easter Day in Jerusalem. In the dingy cluttered Church of the Holy Sepulchre, to a crowded brawling congregation of Roman Catholics, Copts, Greek Orthodox and others... "
Greek Orthodox Massachusetts 1971 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 142. "...had carried the obituary of Mrs. Rita Teodori Bellini late in January of 1971. Services were held in the Albanian Orthodox Church in Boston. She was survived by her husband and infant son. The cause of her death was listed as exposure.'

'Hypothermia,' Wiley said. 'That checks with his story. Isn't Albanian one of the Balkans? It'd be her church where they held the services, so she'd be Albanian. Like Greek Orthodox, I guess.' "

Greek Orthodox New Mexico 1988 Ing, Dean. The Big Lifters. New York: Tor (1988); pg. 14. "Both were family men who took their religions--Greek Orthodox and Catholic--seriously. "
Greek Orthodox Newmanhome 2103 Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 128. "The Baptists had refused to be ecumenical with the Unitarians; the Church of Rome had separated itself from Greek Orthodox and Episcopalian. "
Greek Orthodox Pennsylvania 1989 Wilson, Robert Charles. Gypsies. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 130. "We took them for DPs because of their accent and all. Reverend Dahlquist told them there was a Greek Orthodox church downtown in Burleigh--he thought that must be more along their line. But they said no, the Assembly was what they wanted. "
Greek Orthodox Syria 1880 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 129. "It is a fact that I protested to the Turks when they sold the synagogue of the Damascan Jews to the Greek Orthodox bishop so he could turn it into a church. "
Greek Orthodox USA 1987 Cassutt, Michael. "Legends " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 454. "'The Democrats have several candidates, none without major weaknesses. Hart is sure to eliminate himself. Biden, Dukakis, any of the others could disappear tomorrow...' " [Dukakis's denomination is Greek Orthodox.]
Greek Orthodox USA 1992 Turrow, Scott. Personal Injuries. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1999); pg. 29. "As a boy, Stan had briefly been a seminarian preparing to enter the priesthood of the Greek Orthodox Church, and I always sensed that in his mind--as in my dad's--law and God were not far apart. "
Greek Orthodox world 2075 Silverberg, Robert. "Good News from the Vatican " (published 1971) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 243. [Year is estimated.] "'If he's elected [to be pope],' says Rabbi Mueller, 'he plans an immediate time-share agreement with the Dalai Lama and a reciprocal plug-in with the head programmer of the Greek Orthodox Church, just for starters.' "
Greek philosophy California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 147. "Sullivan had once read some Greek philosopher quoted to the effect that no man can step into the same river twice, because it's never again the same river, and he's never again the same man. "
Greek philosophy galaxy 2075 Jones, Raymond F. "Intermission Time " in The Non-Statistical Man. New York: Belmont Books (1964; copyright 1953); pg. 141. "He got up slowly and stood beside Doris. It was ancient Greece; it was an English countryside, the great forests of old Germany... Statuary as glorious as the Age of Pericles was spotted on the vast lawns. Besides this, Earth's cities as John remembered them were but great slums. "
Greek philosophy galaxy 2364 Dvorkin, David & Daniel Dvorkin. The Captains' Honor (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1989); pg. 34. "Gaius nodded, smiling. 'In ancient times, we learned from the Graeci--the Greeks, you would say--to admire heroes and personal honor and all the other warrior values. We also learned from them to value learning itself, for its own sake, even though we lack their gift for theory. And we absorbed their admiration of health and physical beauty.' He nodded toward the archway where the young women had exited. " [Entire novel takes place on a planet patterned after ancient Rome. Probably other refs., not in DB.]
Greek philosophy Greece -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 10. "Anaxagoras is the best of a bad lot. He speaks simply. He writes good Ionian Greek. Democritus read me his book Physics... 'The Greeks,' he has written, 'have a wrong conception of becoming and perishing. Nothing comes to be or perishes, but there is mixture and separation of things that exist...' " [This novel has extensive references to Greek philosophy, including Anaxagoras, Socrates, Pythagoras, etc. Many, many science fiction and other books refer explicitly to Greek philosophers and their writings, but usually we do not record this in the database. This novel, which is a historical novel and not a science fiction novel, has an unusually extensive focus on this subject matter.]
Greek philosophy Roman Empire 284 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 197. "'...Thus, there are the Sophists, who doubt everything, and the followers of Plato, who believe that only archetypes are real, the mystical Pythagoreans, and the Aristotelian logicians. Each philosophy gives us a different tool with which to understand the world.' " [More, not in DB.]
Greek philosophy Roman Empire 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 49. "At that time the classical school of Auranology said such a journey would be impossible because there was a Sphere of Fire between Earth and Selene and no air beyond that sphere, only unbreathable ether. But the modern school denied the existence of the Sphere of Fire and claimed that air extended all through the universe out to the Sphere of Fixed Stars. I told my audience how the modern school was proved right when Kroisos and Miltiades crashed the first celestial ship, Selene's Chariot, on the moon, and returned in triumph, flying on a piece of celestial matter they had carved out of the moon itself. "
Greek philosophy Roman Empire 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 9-10. "As for my personal honors, I graduated at the age of twenty from the Athenian Akademe and in the twenty-three years since then I served the League as a scholar in the fields of Pyrology and Ouranology. Most recently I held the post of Scientific commander of the celestial ship Chandra's Tear, and on that vessel I oversaw the researching, creation, and operation of Project Sunthief... Once again I bow before Phoibos and the Nine who follow him, and offer prayers for their assistance... but I had come to dream of once again walking across Gaea's stationary ground, and laying my motion-wracked body on her peaceful grassy surface, and enjoying the stillness of that static globe that lay at the center of the endlessly moving cosmos. " [Ancient Greek religion and philosophy are the central traditions this novel focuses on. Most refs. not in DB.]
Greek philosophy Tennessee 2054 Dick, Philip K. & Ray Nelson. The Ganymede Takeover. New York: Ace Books (1967); pg. 21. "'The Greeks believed, in their more philosophical moments... that there was only one blessing greater than a short life, and that was never to have been born at all. In times like these, one can see a great deal of wisdom in this.'

'If you're so damn philosophical,' Gus said angrily, 'you go with her.' "

Greek philosophy USA 1998 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. ix. [Acknowledgments] "...Aristocles and Homer... " [Last in a long list of people.]
Greek philosophy world -500 B.C.E. Feeley, Gregory. "The Crab Lice " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 306. "...raising successive objections, which Aristophanes must rebut in the manner of Socrates, drawing out each questioner... not toward Cleon... " [Many refs. throughout story. Greek philosophy seems to be the central subject matter.]
Greek philosophy world 1959 Campbell, Jr., John W. "'What Do You Mean . . . Human?' " in Analog: Readers' Choice: Vol. 2 (Stanley Schmidt, ed.) New York: David Publications (1981; story copyright 1959); pg. 172. "To the Greeks, the peoples of other lands didn't really speak languages--which meant Greek--but made mumbling noises that sounded like bar-bar-bar, which proved they were barbarians, and not really human. The law should treat all human beings alike; that's been held as a concept for a long, long time. The Athenians subscribed to that concept. Of course, barbarians weren't really human, so the Law didn't apply to them. "; Pg. 175: "How do you suppose an Athenian Greek of Pericles's time would have felt threatened with a change of feelings such that he would not feel disturbed of someone denied the reality of the Gods, or suggested that the Latins had a sounder culture? Why--only a nonhuman barbarian could feel that way! "
Greenpeace USA 1999 Cerasini, Marc. Godzilla 2000. New York: Random House (1997); pg. 218. Pg. 218: "Things began to fall apart all across the United States the moment Godzilla stepped out of San Francisco Bay. It was one of the blackest days in the nation's history. "; Pg. 219: "Meanwhile, the environmental group Greenpeace hailed Godzilla's return, calling the monster an 'eco-avenger' who would return the world to a 'more natural state.' "

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