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    DescriptionAn essential reference for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of classical mythology, this unique guide offers original source material on the social and historical background, interpretation, and commentary on major literary books on Greek myth--such as Homer, Hesiod, the tragedians, the historians, Ovid, Vergil, and in Greek art. Written in a clear and lucid manner, the book offers fresh and original interpretations based on the latest scholarship, and comes organized into three distinct parts: I: Definitions and Interpretations (devoted to theoretical issues); II: Background (to fill in information essential to understanding myth); and III: Themes (chapters directed toward specific topics in the study of myth). For general readers of English literature and/or classical mythology.


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    Title
    A Short Introduction to Classical Myth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Halls-Bascomb Professor of Classics Emeritus Barry B Powell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780130258397
    ISBN 10: 0130258393
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000, LIT004120
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRORLRIT
    DC22: 292.13
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, LIT004190
    DC22: 292.1/3
    LC classification: BL723 .P69 2002
    Publisher
    Pearson Education
    Imprint name
    Longman Publishing Group
    Publication date
    07 September 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Back cover copy
    In this brief book, Barry B. Powell provides the historical and theoretical background necessary to understand classical myth as it is found in its primary sources: the works of Homer, Hesiod, the Greek tragedians and historians, Ovid, and Vergil. Part One examines the origin of the concept of "myth" and the many approaches to interpreting myth that were put forward by ancient theorists and their more recent successors. Part Two describes the cultural context in which classical myth developed. Part Three examines a number of prominent themes in classical myth, exploring its relationship to the art, politics, society, and history of the ancient world. The book is designed as companion reading for students or others who are studying myth through original sources.