Classical Mythology: Images and Insights / Edition 4

Classical Mythology: Images and Insights / Edition 4

by Stephen Harris, James G. Clawson, Gloria Platzner, Gloria Platzner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0072818492

ISBN-13: 9780072818499

Pub. Date: 07/16/2003

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Comprehensive and beautifully illustrated, this is the only classical mythology text that combines thorough coverage of theoretical approaches to myth with a substantial anthology of primary works. More than 700 pages of primary selections, many of them complete works, include major hymns, epics, and plays of classical myth, while more than 200 photographs of

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Comprehensive and beautifully illustrated, this is the only classical mythology text that combines thorough coverage of theoretical approaches to myth with a substantial anthology of primary works. More than 700 pages of primary selections, many of them complete works, include major hymns, epics, and plays of classical myth, while more than 200 photographs of classical works of art illustrate how the Greeks and Romans envisioned gods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072818499
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
07/16/2003
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
1104
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.61(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

PART I.
THE NATURE AND FUNCTION OF MYTH

1.
Introduction to Greek Myth

2.
Ways of Interpreting Myth

PART II.
EPIC MYTHS AND THE HEROIC QUEST

3.
In the Beginning: Hesiod's Theogony

4.
Alienation of the Human and Divine: Prometheus, Fire, and Pandora

5.
The Great Goddess and the Goddesses: The Divine Woman in Greek Mythology

6.
The Olympian Family of Zeus: Sharing Rule of the Universe

7.
In Touch with the Gods: Apollo's Oracle at Delphi

8.
Dionysus: Rooted in Earth and Ecstasy

9.
The Land of No Return: The Gloomy Kingdom of Hades

10.
Heroes of Myth: Man Divided Against Himself

11.
Heroines of Myth: Women in Many Roles

12.
Heroes at War: The Troy Saga

13.
A Different Kind of Hero: The Quest of Odysseus

PART III.
TRAGIC HEROES AND HEROINES

14.
The Theater of Dionysus: Myth and the Tragic Vision

15.
The House of Atreus: Aeschylus' Oresteia

16.
The Tragic House of Laius: Sophocles' Oedipus Cycle

17.
A Different Perspective on Tragedy: Euripides' Medea and the Bacchae

PART IV.
THE WORLD OF ROMAN MYTH

18.
The Roman Vision: Greek Myths and Roman Realities

19.
Virgil's Roman Epic: The Aeneid

20.
The Retelling of Greek Myths: Ovid's Metamorphosis

PART V.
THEWESTERN WORLD'S TRANSFORMATION OF MYTH

21.
The Persistence of Myth

Glossary

Selected Bibliography

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