Classical Myth / Edition 6

Classical Myth / Edition 6

by Barry B. Powell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0136061710

ISBN-13: 9780136061717

Pub. Date: 10/21/2008

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Comprehensive and scholarly, this well-designed text presents Greek and Roman myths in a lively and easy-to-read manner. The material has been rearranged to make it easier to find and the new edition has been streamlined. It features fresh translations, numerous illustrations (ancient and modern) of classical myths and legends, and commentary that emphasizes the

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Comprehensive and scholarly, this well-designed text presents Greek and Roman myths in a lively and easy-to-read manner. The material has been rearranged to make it easier to find and the new edition has been streamlined. It features fresh translations, numerous illustrations (ancient and modern) of classical myths and legends, and commentary that emphasizes the anthropological, historical, religious, sociological, and economic contexts in which the myths were told. It also provides a cultural context so that readers can see how mythology has influenced the world and how it continues to influence society today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136061717
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
10/21/2008
Series:
MySearchLab Series for Literature Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Part IDefinitions and Background
1The Nature of Myth1
2The Cultural Context of Classical Myth18
3The Development of Classical Myth52
Part IIDivine Myth
4Myths of Creation: The Rise of Zeus78
5Myths of Creation: The Origins of Mortals112
6Myths of the Olympians: Zeus and Hera141
7Myths of the Olympians: The Male Deities159
8Myths of the Olympians: The Female Deities203
9Myths of Fertility: Demeter228
10Myths of Fertility: Dionysus263
11Myths of Death: Encounters with the Underworld297
Part IIILegends
12Introduction to Heroic Myth329
13Perseus and Myths of the Argive Plain346
14Heracles369
15Theseus and the Myths of Athens408
16The Myths of Crete441
17Oedipus and the Myths of Thebes467
18Jason and the Myths of Iolcus and Calydon494
19The Trojan War530
20The Fall of Troy566
21The Return of Odysseus593
Part IVRoman Myth
22Legends of Aeneas622
23Legends of Early Rome649
Part VInterpretation
24Theories of Myth Interpretation674
List of Perspectives
1.1The "Myth" of Atlantis4
1.2The Brothers Grimm10
4.1Goya's Saturn Devouring His Children91
4.2The Biblical Creation Story108
5.1Prometheus and the Romantics119
5.2Plato's Aristophanes on Love and Human Origins136
6.1The Loves of Zeus
6.2The Three Graces150
7.1Bernini's Apollo and Daphne175
7.2Pan and Pastoral Tradition200
8.1Venus: Images of Beauty
9.1Rossetti's Proserpina Holding the Pomegranate238
9.2H.D.'s "Adonis"259
10.1Titian's Bacchus and Ariadne268
10.2Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy292
11.1Marcel Camus's Black Orpheus313
11.2Michelangelo's The Sibyl of Cumae319
11.3Dante's Inferno323
12.1Mythical Motifs in George Lucas's Star Wars336
12.2J.R.R. Tolkien's Hero in The Lord of the Rings341
13.1Vasari's Perseus and Andromeda360
13.2Classical Myth and the Stars363
14.1Daumier's Hercules in the Augean Stables384
14.2Carracci's Hercules at the Crossroads398
15.1Boccaccio's Misfortunes of Famous Men433
16.1Picasso's Minotauromachia453
16.2Brueghel's The Fall of Icarus457
17.1Gustave Moreau's Oedipus and the Sphinx477
18.1Seneca's Medea519
18.2Delacroix's Medee522
19.1Yeats' "Leda and the Swan"537
19.2The Beauty of Helen549
20.1Seamus Heaney's Suicide of Ajax569
20.2The Trojan War in European Art
20.3Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida584
21.1Ulysses594
21.2The Legends of Odysseus
21.3Cavafy's "Ithaca"614
22.1Aeneas, Augustus, and Mussolini643
23.1David's Oath of the Horatii657
23.2The Lucretia of Rembrandt and Shakespeare661
24.1Apuleius' Allegory of Cupid and Psyche679
Maps
IThe Ancient Mediterranean (inside front cover)
IISouthern and Central Greece20
IIIThe Ancient Near East59
IVAncient Italy626
VImperial Rome669
VIGreece, the Aegean, and Western Asia Minor

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