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Classical Mythology: Images and Insights

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6th
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9780073407524

ISBN10:
0073407526
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Pub. Date:
4/11/2011
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Classical Mythology: Images and Insightsgrew out of the authors' many years of teaching Greek and Roman myth to undergraduates at California State University, Sacramento. Unique among textbooks on this topic, our book approaches the study of myth through complete works of Greco-Roman literature, including six complete Greek dramas and generous excerpts from the narratives of Homer, Hesiod, Virgil, and Ovid, and through carefully-chosen examples of Classical works of art, both painting and sculpture. Combining literary masterpieces with the visual arts, this integrative approach offers readers a comprehensive experience with both cognitive and aesthetic appeal.

Table of Contents

Preface

PART ONE The Nature and Function of Myth

CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Greek Myth

CHAPTER 2 Ways of Interpreting Myth

PART TWO Epic Myths and the Heroic Quest

CHAPTER 3 In the Beginning: Hesiod’s Creation Story

CHAPTER 4 Alienation of the Human and Divine: Prometheus, Fire, and Pandora

CHAPTER 5 The Divine Woman in Greek Mythology

CHAPTER 6 The Olympian Family of Zeus: Sharing Rule of the Universe

CHAPTER 7 In Touch with the Gods: Apollo’s Oracle at Delphi

CHAPTER 8 Dionysus: Rooted in Earth and Ecstasy

CHAPTER 9 Land of No Return: The Gloomy Kingdom of Hades

CHAPTER 10 Heroes of Myth: Man Divided Against Himself

CHAPTER 11 Heroines of Myth: Women in Many Roles

CHAPTER 12 Heroes at War: The Troy Saga

CHAPTER 13 A Different Kind of Hero: The Quest of Odysseus

PART THREE Tragic Heroes and Heroines

CHAPTER 14 Myth and the Tragic Vision in the Theater of Dionysus: Euripides’ Bacchae

CHAPTER 15 The House of Atreus: Aeschylus’s Oresteia

CHAPTER 16 The Tragic House of Laius: Sophocles’ Oedipus Cycle

CHAPTER 17 A Different Perspective on Tragedy: Euripides’ Medea

PART FOUR The World of Roman Myth

CHAPTER 18 The Roman Vision: Greek Myths and Roman Realities

CHAPTER 19 Virgil’s Roman Epic: The Aeneid

CHAPTER 20 The Retelling of Greek Myths: Ovid’s Metamorphosis

PART FIVE The Western World’s Transformations of Myth

CHAPTER 21 The Persistence of Myth

Glossary

Selected Bibliography

Credits

Index



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