Greek Mythology: An Introduction / Edition 1

Greek Mythology: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Fritz Graf
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801853958

ISBN-13: 9780801853951

Pub. Date: 05/28/1996

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

This revised translation of Fritz Graf's highly acclaimed introduction to Greek mythology offers a chronological account of the principal Greek myths that appear in the surviving literary and artistic sources and concurrently documents the history of interpretation of Greek mythology from the 17th century to the present. First surveying the various definitions of

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This revised translation of Fritz Graf's highly acclaimed introduction to Greek mythology offers a chronological account of the principal Greek myths that appear in the surviving literary and artistic sources and concurrently documents the history of interpretation of Greek mythology from the 17th century to the present. First surveying the various definitions of myth that have been advanced, Graf proceeds to examine topics such as the relationship between Greek myths and epic poetry, the connection between particular myths and shrines or holy festivals, the use of myth in Greek song and tragedy, and the uses and interpretations of myth by philosophers and allegorists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801853951
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Edition description:
English Language Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,073,751
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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