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Great book  April 18, 2011

This well honed 8th edition is an entrancing and beautiful description of the mythology of ancient Greece and Rome. The emphasis is Greece, naturally, since the Romans based so much of their beliefs on the Greeks. No prior knowledge of the subject is assumed. But the textbook is not some simple entry level exposition, like some freshman texts. I think this textbook is a necessity for anyone wishing to learn more about ancient religion or to anyone who needs a reliable reference for this subject. I ordered this cheap textbook from ecampus and I'm glad to receive it in time.

Classical Mythology: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, Classical Mythology, Ninth Edition, is the most comprehensive survey of classical mythology available--and the first full-color textbook of its kind. Featuring the authors' clear and extensive translations of original sources, it brings to life the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and engaging style.

The text contains a wide variety of faithfully translated passages from Greek and Latin sources, including Homer, Hesiod, all the Homeric Hymns, Pindar, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Plato, Lucian, Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, and Seneca.

Acclaimed authors Mark P.O. Morford and Robert J. Lenardon--joined by new coauthor Michael N. Sham--incorporate a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary to make the myths come alive for students. Offering historical and cultural background on the myths (including evidence from art and archaeology) they also provide ample interpretative material and examine the enduring survival of classical mythology and its influence in the fields of art, literature, music, dance, and film.

Table of Contents

The Myths Of Creation: The Gods
Interpretation and Definition of Classical Mythology
Appendix to Chapter 1: Sources for Classical Mythology
Historical Background of Greek Mythology
Myths of Creation
Zeus' Rise to Power: The Creation of Mortals
Additional Reading: Parallels in Myths of Greece and the Ancient Near East
The Twelve Olympians: Zeus, Hera, and Their Children
The Nature of the Gods
Appendix to Chapter 6: Greek Religion
Poseidon, Sea Deities, Group Divinities, and Monsters
Aphrodite and Eros
Additional Reading: Selections from Euripides' Hippolytus
Additional Reading: The Homeric Hymn to Pythian Apollo
Dionysus, 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
The Greek Sagas: Greek Local Legends
The Theban Saga
The Mycenaean Saga
Additional Reading: Orestes and the Three Electras
The Trojan Saga and the Iliad
Appendix to Chapter 19: Meleager and the Calydonian Boar Hunt
The Returns and the Odyssey
Perseus and the Legends of Argos
Appendix to Chapter 21: Bellerophon
Theseus and the Legends of Attica
Jason, Medea, and the Argonauts
Additional Reading: Jason and Medea in Euripides
Greek and Roman Legends in Ovid's Poetry
The Nature Of Roman Mythology
Roman Mythology and Saga
The Survival Of Classical Mythology
Classical Mythology in Literature and Art
Classical Mythology in Music, Dance, and Film
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