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Classical Mythology,9780195143386

Classical Mythology

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780195143386

ISBN10:
0195143388
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/22/2000
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press, USA
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Summary

Classical Mythology, Sixth Edition, continues to build on its best-selling tradition of focusing on the literary tradition of Greek and Roman mythology through extensive translations of original mythological sources. Its coverage of comparative and interpretative approaches as well as evidencefrom art and archeology is expanded in this edition. Morford and Lenardon's insightful and accessible discussion of classical myths in their historical and cultural settings, as well as their survival in literature, art, music, and film, remains unparalleled: This comprehensive introduction toclassical mythology features new translations, expanded critical coverage, an expanded art program, and a new web site.

Author Biography

Mark P. O. Morford is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Virginia Robert J. Lenardon is Professor Emeritus of Classics at The Ohio State University

Table of Contents

Illustrations and Works of Art
ix
Preface xiii
Introduction 1(34)
Part One The Myths of Creation: The Gods
Myths of Creation
35(15)
Zeus' Rise to Power: The Creation of Mortals
50(20)
The Twelve Olympians: Zeus, Hera, and Their Children
70(15)
Anthropomorphism and Greek Humanism
85(13)
Poseidon, Sea Deities, Group Divinities, and Monsters
98(7)
Athena
105(11)
Aphrodite and Eros
116(25)
Artemis
141(22)
Appendix to Chapter 8: Euripides, Hippolytus
150(13)
Apollo
163(26)
Appendix to Chapter 9: The Homeric Hymn to Apollo
182(7)
Hermes
189(15)
Dionysus, Pan, Echo, and Narcissus
204(29)
Demeter and the Eleusinian Mysteries
233(17)
Views of the Afterlife: The Realm of Hades
250(23)
Orpheus and Orphism: Mystery Religions in Roman Times
273(16)
Part Two The Greek Sagas: Greek Local Legends
The Theban Saga
289(28)
The Mycenaean Saga
317(31)
Appendix to Chapter 16: The Three Electras
328(20)
The Trojan Saga and the Iliad
348(40)
The Returns and the Odyssey
388(18)
Perseus and the Legends of Argos
406(10)
Heracles
416(26)
Theseus and the Legends of Attica
442(22)
Jason, Medea, and the Argonauts
464(16)
Myths of Local Heroes and Heroines
480(23)
Part Three The Survival of Classical Mythology
The Nature of Roman Mythology
503(39)
The Survival of Classical Mythology in Literature and Art
542(35)
Classical Mythology in Music and Film
577(18)
Notes 595(36)
Select Bibliography 631(2)
The Greek Spelling of Names 633
Indexes I-1(1)
Index of Authors, Artists, Composers, and Titles
Glossary / Index of Mythological and Historical Persons, Places, and Subjects


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