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Classical Mythology

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780195153446

ISBN10:
0195153448
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/25/2002
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press
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Summary

Featuring the authors' extensive, clear, and faithful translations of original sources, Classical Mythology, Seventh Edition , retells the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and engaging style. Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, it incorporates a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary to make classical myths come alive for students. The discussion covers comparative and interpretative approaches as well as evidence from art and archaeology. The authors also examine the enduring survival of classical mythology in the fields of art, literature, music, dance, and film. Classical Mythology, Seventh Edition , enables students to explore the fascinating nature of Greek and Roman gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines and to appreciate the most significant ancient sources of classical legends and myths. The text is beautifully enhanced by 180 illustrations, in both color and black and white. Classical Mythology, Seventh Edition features: * More extensive translations of works by the ancient authors: Selections by Greek authors include all thirty-three Homeric Hymns; the important passages in Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days ; and excerpts from Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Plato, Lucian, Pindar, the Pre-Socratic philosophers, and the Lyric poets. Works by Latin authors including Ovid, Vergil, Statius, Manilius, and Seneca are also provided. * An expanded art program: Sixty-six new illustrations --selected from both the ancient and the modern world--appear throughout the text and are accompanied by substantial and informative captions. Three new maps are also included. * Text boxes --incorporated for the first time--explore a variety of new topics and highlight interpretative approaches. * A selected bibliography is included for each chapter. * More explanatory material is integrated throughout, including a "Glossary of Mythological Words and Phrases in English." * Companion website: www.classicalmythology.org includes chapter-by-chapter summaries, suggested activities, maps, practice test questions, and PowerPoint lecture slides. The website has been revised to enhance the multifaceted subjects treated in the text and to provide links to numerous helpful resources.

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

Plates, Maps, and Figures ix
Preface xiii
About the Authors xvii
PART ONE THE MYTHS OF CREATION: THE GODS
Interpretation and Definition of Classical Mythology
3(36)
Appendix to Chapter I: Sources for Classical Mythology
26(13)
Historical Background of Greek Mythology
39(12)
Myths of Creation
51(25)
Additional Reading: Hesiod and the Muses (Theogony, 1-115)
71(5)
Zeus' Rise to Power: The Creation of Mortals
76(32)
Additional Reading: Parallels in Myths of Greece and the Ancient Near East
98(10)
The Twelve Olympians: Zeus, Hera, and Their Children
108(20)
The Nature of the Gods
128(19)
Poseidon, Sea Deities, Group Divinities, and Monsters
147(10)
Athena
157(14)
Aphrodite and Eros
171(29)
Artemis
200(26)
Additional Reading: Selections from Euripides' Hippolytus
212(14)
Apollo
226(31)
Additional Reading: The Homeric Hymn to Pythian Apollo
246(11)
Hermes
257(17)
Dionysus, Pan, Echo, and Narcissus
274(33)
Demeter and the Eleusinian Mysteries
307(21)
Views of the Afterlife: The Realm of Hades
328(26)
Orpheus and Orphism: Mystery Religions in Roman Times
354(21)
PART TWO THE GREEK SAGAS: GREEK LOCAL LEGENDS
The Theban Saga
375(29)
The Mycenaean Saga
404(32)
Additional Reading: Orestes and the Three Electras
416(20)
The Trojan Saga and the Iliad
436(46)
The Returns and the Odyssey
482(23)
Perseus and the Legends of Argos
505(14)
Heracles
519(29)
Theseus and the Legends of Attica
548(25)
Jason, Medea, and the Argonauts
573(29)
Additional Reading: Jason and Medea in Euripides
589(13)
Myths of Local Heroes and Heroines
602(21)
PART THREE THE NATURE OF ROMAN MYTHOLOGY
Roman Mythology and Saga
623(44)
PART FOUR THE SURVIVAL OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
Classical Mythology in Literature and Art
667(38)
Classical Mythology in Music, Dance, and Film
705(58)
Select Bibliography 763(1)
Glossary of Mythological Words and Phrases in English 764(12)
The Greek Spelling of Names 776
Indexes 1
Index Of Authors, Composers, and Titles
1
Glossary/Index of Mythological and Historical Persons, Places, and Subjects
14


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