Classical Mythology / Edition 7

Classical Mythology / Edition 7

by Mark P. O. Morford, Robert J. Lenardon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195153448

ISBN-13: 9780195153446

Pub. Date: 08/01/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Featuring the authors' extensive, clear, and faithful translations of original sources, Classical Mythology, Seventh Edition, retells the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and engaging style. Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, it incorporates a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary to make

Overview

Featuring the authors' extensive, clear, and faithful translations of original sources, Classical Mythology, Seventh Edition, retells the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and engaging style. Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, it incorporates a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary to make classical myths come alive for students. The discussion covers comparative and interpretative approaches as well as evidence from art and archaeology. The authors also examine the enduring survival of classical mythology in the fields of art, literature, music, dance, and film. Classical Mythology, Seventh Edition, enables students to explore the fascinating nature of Greek and Roman gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines and to appreciate the most significant ancient sources of classical legends and myths. The text is beautifully enhanced by over 150 illustrations, in both color and black and white.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195153446
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
844
Product dimensions:
9.13(w) x 7.44(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Plates, Maps, and Figuresix
Prefacexiii
About the Authorsxvii
Part 1The Myths of Creation: the Gods
1Interpretation and Definition of Classical Mythology3
Appendix to Chapter 1: Sources for Classical Mythology26
2Historical Background of Greek Mythology39
3Myths of Creation51
Additional Reading: Hesiod and the Muses (Theogony, 1-115)71
4Zeus' Rise to Power: The Creation of Mortals76
Additional Reading: Parallels in Myths of Greece and the Ancient Near East98
5The Twelve Olympians: Zeus, Hera, and Their Children108
6The Nature of the Gods128
7Poseidon, Sea Deities, Group Divinities, and Monsters147
8Athena157
9Aphrodite and Eros171
10Artemis200
Additional Reading: Selections from Euripides' Hippolytus212
11Apollo226
Additional Reading: The Homeric Hymn to Pythian Apollo246
12Hermes257
13Dionysus, Pan, Echo, and Narcissus274
14Demeter and the Eleusinian Mysteries307
15Views of the Afterlife: The Realm of Hades328
16Orpheus and Orphism: Mystery Religions in Roman Times354
Part 2The Greek Sagas: Greek Local Legends
17The Theban Saga375
18The Mycenaean Saga404
Additional Reading: Orestes and the Three Electras416
19The Trojan Saga and the Iliad436
20The Returns and the Odyssey482
21Perseus and the Legends of Argos505
22Heracles519
23Theseus and the Legends of Attica548
24Jason, Medea, and the Argonauts573
Additional Reading: Jason and Medea in Euripides589
25Myths of Local Heroes and Heroines602
Part 3The Nature of Roman Mythology
26Roman Mythology and Saga623
Part 4The Survival of Classical Mythology
27Classical Mythology in Literature and Art667
28Classical Mythology in Music, Dance, and Film705
Select Bibliography763
Glossary of Mythological Words and Phrases in English764
The Greek Spelling of Names776
Indexes1
A.Index of Authors, Composers, and Titles1
B.Glossary/Index of Mythological and Historical Persons, Places, and Subjects14

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