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

Preface
Ch. 1The Nature of Myth1
Ch. 2The Cultural Context of Classical Myth21
Ch. 3The Development of Classical Myth51
Ch. 4Myths of Creation: The Rise of Zeus75
Ch. 5Myths of Creation: The Origins of Mortals109
Ch. 6Myths of the Olympian Gods: The First Generation135
Ch. 7Myths of the Olympian Gods: The Second Generation, Part I163
Ch. 8Myths of the Olympian Gods: The Second Generation, Part II185
Ch. 9Myths of Fertility: Demeter and the Great Goddess211
Ch. 10Myths of Fertility: Dionysus243
Ch. 11Myths of Death: Encounters with the Underworld281
Ch. 12The Myths of Athens311
Ch. 13The Myths of Crete346
Ch. 14The Myths of Mycenae and Tiryns: Perseus and his Descendants372
Ch. 15Heracles398
Ch. 16The Myths of Thebes436
Ch. 17The Myths of Iolcus and Calydon465
Ch. 18The Trojan War Part I: The House of Atreus; The Anger of Achilles499
Ch. 19The Trojan War Part II: The Fall of Rome; The Return of Agamemnon534
Ch. 20The Return of Odysseus556
Ch. 21Roman Myth583
Ch. 22Theories of Myth Interpretation616
Index645
Greek and Roman Gods Chart669
Chronological Chart670

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