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Since its original publication by Little, Brown & Company in 1942, this author's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world & established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, & mass market paperback. Mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern readeer the Greek, Roman & Norse myths & legends that are the keystone of Western culture - the stories of gods & heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present. This new Back Bay trade paperback edition of Mythology replaces the Meridian edition formerly available from the Penguin Group. In August 1998 a new mass market paperback edition of Mythology published by Warner Books will replace the Mentor/Dutton Signet mass market edition formerly available from the Penguin Group.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Classical Mythology||p. 3|
|The Mythology of the Greeks||p. 4|
|The Greek and Roman Writers of Mythology||p. 15|
|The Gods, the Creation, and the Earliest Heroes|
|The Gods||p. 21|
|The Titans and the Twelve Great Olympians||p. 21|
|The Lesser Gods of Olympus||p. 38|
|The Gods of the Waters||p. 41|
|The Underworld||p. 42|
|The Lesser Gods of Earth||p. 44|
|The Roman Gods||p. 49|
|The Two Great Gods of Earth||p. 53|
|Demeter (Ceres)||p. 57|
|Dionysus or Bacchus||p. 64|
|How the World and Mankind Were Created||p. 77|
|The Earliest Heroes||p. 95|
|Prometheus and Io||p. 95|
|The Cyclops Polyphemus||p. 105|
|Flower-Myths: Narcissus, Hyacinth, Adonis||p. 111|
|Stories of Love and Adventure|
|Cupid and Psyche||p. 121|
|Eight Brief Tales of Lovers||p. 135|
|Pyramus and Thisbe||p. 135|
|Orpheus and Eurydice||p. 138|
|Ceyx and Alcyone||p. 142|
|Pygmalion and Galatea||p. 145|
|Baucis and Philemon||p. 150|
|Alpheus and Arethusa||p. 157|
|The Quest of the Golden Fleece||p. 159|
|Four Great Adventures||p. 180|
|Pegasus and Bellerophon||p. 184|
|Otus and Ephialtes||p. 190|
|The Great Heroes before the Trojan War|
|The Heroes of the Trojan War|
|The Trojan War||p. 255|
|Prologue: The Judgment of Paris||p. 256|
|The Trojan War||p. 259|
|The Fall of Troy||p. 277|
|The Adventures of Odysseus||p. 291|
|The Adventures of Aeneas||p. 319|
|From Troy to Italy||p. 320|
|The Descent into the Lower World||p. 328|
|The War in Italy||p. 335|
|The Great Families of Mythology|
|The House of Atreus||p. 345|
|Tantalus and Niobe||p. 346|
|Agamemnon and His Children||p. 350|
|Iphigenia among the Taurians||p. 363|
|The Royal House of Thebes||p. 372|
|Cadmus and His Children||p. 372|
|The Seven against Thebes||p. 388|
|The Royal House of Athens||p. 392|
|Procne and Philomela||p. 394|
|Procris and Cephalus||p. 397|
|Orithyia and Boreas||p. 399|
|Creusa and Ion||p. 400|
|The Less Important Myths|
|Midas - and Others||p. 411|
|The Danaids||p. 415|
|Glaucus and Scylla||p. 417|
|Pomona and Vertumnus||p. 422|
|Brief Myths Arranged Alphabetically||p. 424|
|The Mythology of the Norsemen|
|Introduction to Norse Mythology||p. 443|
|The Stories of Signy and Sigurd||p. 447|
|The Norse Gods||p. 454|
|The Creation||p. 460|
|The Norse Wisdom||p. 462|
|Geneological Tables||p. 467|
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