Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology

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Featuring new translations, expanded critical coverage, an expanded art programme, and a new web site, this work fosuses on the literary tradition of Greek and Roman mythology through extensive translations of original mythological sources. Morford and Lenardon present a discussion of classical myths in their historical and cultural settings, as well as their survival in literature, art, music, and film.
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  • Paperback | 698 pages
  • 158 x 230 x 30mm | 938.93g
  • New York, United States
  • New edition
  • 6th New edition
  • 22 colour plates, 61 halftones, 11 line drawings, notes, bibliography, indexes
  • 0195143388
  • 9780195143386

Table of contents

Part I The myths of creation - The Gods: myths of creation; Zeus' rise of power - the creation of mortals; the twelve olympians - Zeus, Hera, and their Children; anthropomorphism and Greek humanism; Poseidon sea deities, group divinities and monsters; Athena; Aphrodite and Eros; Artemis; Apollo; the Homeric hymn to Apollo ; Hermes; Dionysys, Pan, Echo, and Narcissus; Demeter and the Eleusinian mysteries; views of the afterlife - the realm of Hades; Orpheus and Orphism - mystery religions in Roman times. Part II The Greek Sagas - Greek local legends: the Theban saga; the Mycenaean saga; the Trojan saga and the Iliad ; the returns and the Odyssey ; Perseus and the legends of Argos; Heracles; Theseus and the legends of Attica; Jason, Medea, and the Argonauts; myths of local heroes and heroines. Part III The survival of classical mythology: the nature of Roman mythology; the survival of classical mythology in literature and art; classical mythology in music and film.
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