Classical Myth

Classical Myth

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For courses in Classical Mythology in Classics, English, or other departments.Comprehensive and scholarly, this well-designed and class-tested text presents Greek and Roman myths in a lively and easy-to-read manner. It features fresh translations, numerous illustrations (ancient and modern) of classical myths and legends, and commentary that emphasizes the anthropological, historical, religious, sociological, and economic contexts in which the myths were told.show more

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  • Paperback | 683 pages
  • 178.3 x 233.9 x 26.9mm | 1,051.84g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130884421
  • 9780130884428

Table of contents

I. DEFINITIONS AND BACKGROUND. 1. The Nature of Myth. 2. The Cultural Context of Classical Myth. 3. The Development of Classical Myth. II. DIVINE MYTHS. 4. Myths of Creation: The Rise of Zeus. 5. Myths of Creation: The Origins of Mortals. 6. Myths of the Olympian Gods: Zeus and Hera. 7. Myths of the Olympian Gods: The Male Deities. 8. Myths of the Olympian Gods: The Female Deities. 9. Myths of Fertility: Demeter and the Great Goddess. 10. Myths of Fertility: Dionysus. 11. Myths of Death: Encounters with the Underworld. III. LEGENDS. 12. Introduction to Heroic Myth. 13. Perseus and Myths of the Argive Plain. 14. Heracles. 15. Theseus and the Myths of Athens. 16. The Myths of Crete. 17. Oedipus and the Myths of Thebes. 18. Jason and the Myths of Iolcus and Calydon. 19. The Trojan War: The House of Atreus; The Anger of Achilles. 20. The Trojan War: The Fall of Troy; The Return of Agamemnon. 21. The Return of Odysseus. 22. Roman Myth. IV. INTERPRETATION. 23. Theories of Myth Interpretation. Index. Greek and Roman Gods Chart. Chronological Chart.show more

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