Biblical and Classical Myths: The Mythological Framework of Western Culture / Edition 2

Biblical and Classical Myths: The Mythological Framework of Western Culture / Edition 2

by Estate of Northrop Frye, Jay Macpherson
     
 

By complementing the biblical tradition with the classical, this volume imparts a comprehensive understanding of western mythology. With a preface by Alvin Lee, general editor of the Collected Works of Northrop Frye, Biblical and Classical Myths is an essential volume and represents a unique achievement in scholarship.

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By complementing the biblical tradition with the classical, this volume imparts a comprehensive understanding of western mythology. With a preface by Alvin Lee, general editor of the Collected Works of Northrop Frye, Biblical and Classical Myths is an essential volume and represents a unique achievement in scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802086952
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Series:
Frye Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
500
Sales rank:
1,313,120
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Combined Edition by Alvin A. Lee

Symbolism in the Bible

Foreword by Robert D. Denham

  1. An Approach to the Bible and Translations of the Bible
  2. The Shape of the Bible
  3. Images of Paradise: Trees and Water
  4. Parody and Manifest Demonic: Trees and Water
  5. Sexual Imagery: The Bride and the Bridegroom; The Great Whore and the Forgiven Harlot
  6. Pastoral and Agricultural Imagery
  7. The World of Angels; Leviathan, Dragons, and the Antichrist
  8. Demonic Parodies and the Hero from across the Sea
  9. The Double Mirror: Exodus and Gospel
  10. The Metaphor of Kingship
  11. King, Priest, and Prophet
  12. The Question of Primogeniture
  13. Genesis: In the Beginning
  14. Genesis: Creating the Sexes; Exodus: A Revolutionary Heritage
  15. Law: Ordering a Society
  16. Law and Revolution; Wisdom: The Proverb
  17. Wisdom: Playing before God; Ecclesiastes: Vanity of Vanities
  18. Job: A Test
  19. Job and the Question of Tragedy
  20. Job and Restored Humanity
  21. The Language of Proclamation: Style and Rhythm in the Bible; The Gospel: Rewriting the Commandments
  22. Revelation: Removing the Veil
  23. Revelation: After the Ego Disappears
  24. The Language of Love

  • Maps
  • The Bible and Further Readings
  • Note on the Illustrations
  • Notes

Four Ages: The Classical Myths

Foreword

Introduction

  1. 1. In The Beginning
    • The Creation / The Golden Age / War in Heaven / The Reign of Zeus / Prometheus / Pandora's Box / Deucalion's Flood / Phaethon
  2. II. Spring and Winter
    • Demeter and Persephone / Adonis / Hyacinthus / Narcissus / Orpheus
  3. III. Loves of the Gods and Metamorphoses
    • Loves of Zeus: Callisto, Io / Pan and Syrinx / Apollo and Daphne / Clytie / Endymion / Arachne / Procne and Philomela / Midas' Touch / Ceyx and Alcyone / Nisus and Scylla / Philemon and Baucis
  4. IV. The Heroes
    • Perseus / The Labours of Heracles / Jason and the Golden Fleece / Bellerophon and Pegasus / Theseus
  5. V. The Royal House of Thebes
    • The Children of Agenor / Zeus and Semele / Ino and Athamas / Pentheus / Actaeon / Oedipus
  6. VI. The Tale of Troy
    • The Apple of Discord / The War / The Fall of the City / The Returns / The Return of Menelaus / The Return of Agamemnon / The Return of Aeneas / The Return of Odysseus
  7. VII. Cupid and Psyche
  8. VIII. Conclusion: The Passing and Afterlife of the Gods
  • Family Trees
  • Mythology-History Chart
  • Sources of Quotations
  • Maps
  • Suggestions for Further Reading
  • Note on the Illustrations
  • Note on Classical Names
  • Notes

Pronouncing and Descriptive Index of Classical Names

Index of Biblical Subjects and Names

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