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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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