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Classical Myth

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780131962941

ISBN10:
0131962949
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2009
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

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.This book covers myths of creation, myths of fertility, myths of the Olympians, Heracles, Oedipus, Trojan War, Roman Myth, Odysseus, and more. It also introduces students to classic literary works by Homer, Hesiod, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Ovid.For anyone interested in learning more about the creation and modern interpretation of classical myths.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
PART I Definitions and Background
The Nature of Myth
1(17)
The Cultural Context of Classical Myth
18(34)
The Development of Classical Myth
52(26)
PART II Divine Myth
Myths of Creation: The Rise of Zeus
78(34)
Myths of Creation: The Origins of Mortals
112(29)
Myths of the Olympians: Zeus and Hera
141(18)
Myths of the Olympians: The Male Deities
159(44)
Myths of the Olympians: The Female Deities
203(25)
Myths of Fertility: Demeter
228(35)
Myths of Fertility: Dionysus
263(34)
Myths of Death: Encounters with the Underworld
297(32)
PART III Legends
Introduction to Heroic Myth
329(17)
Perseus and Myths of the Argive Plain
346(23)
Heracles
369(39)
Theseus and the Myths of Athens
408(33)
The Myths of Crete
441(26)
Oedipus and the Myths of Thebes
467(27)
Jason and the Myths of Iolcus and Calydon
494(36)
The Trojan War
530(36)
The Fall of Troy
566(27)
The Return of Odysseus
593(29)
PART IV Roman Myth
Legends of Aeneas
622(27)
Legends of Early Rome
649(25)
PART V Interpretation
Theories of Myth Interpretation
674


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