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…  See more details below

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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

Pt. 1The myths of creation : the gods
1Interpretation and definition of classical mythology3
2Historical background of Greek mythology40
3Myths of creation55
4Zeus' rise to power : the creation of mortals78
5The twelve Olympians : Zeus, Hera, and their children113
6The nature of the gods135
7Poseidon, sea deities, group divinities, and monsters154
8Athena165
9Aphrodite and Eros179
10Artemis210
11Apollo238
12Hermes272
13Dionysus, Pan, Echo, and Narcissus292
14Demeter and the Eleusinian mysteries327
15Views of the afterlife : the realm of Hades349
16Orpheus and Orphism : mystery religions in Roman times377
Pt. 2The Greek sagas
17The Theban saga401
18The Mycenaean saga433
19The Trojan saga and the Iliad466
20The returns and the Odyssey522
21Perseus and the legends of Argos547
22Heracles564
23Theseus and the legends of Attica593
24Jason, Medea, and the Argonauts621
25Greek and Roman legends in Ovid's poetry651
Pt. 3The nature of Roman mythology
26Roman mythology and saga663
Pt. 4The survival of classical mythology
27Classical mythology in literature and art707
28Classical mythology in music, dance, and film748

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