Classical Mythology, International Edition

Classical Mythology, International Edition

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ISBN-13: 9780199997398
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/16/2014
Edition description: Internatio
Pages: 880
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author



Mark P.O. Morford is Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Virginia

Robert J. Lenardon is Professor of Classics Emeritus at The Ohio State University

Michael Sham is Professor of Classics at Siena College

Table of Contents



Maps, Figures, and "Myth and Culture" vii
Preface ix
About the Authors xiii
About the Website xv

PART ONE
THE MYTHS OF CREATION: THE GODS
1 Interpretation and Definition of Classical Mythology 3
Appendix to Chapter 1: Sources for Classical Mythology 26
2 Historical Background of Greek Mythology 40
3 Myths of Creation 61
4 Zeus' Rise to Power: The Creation of Mortals 84
Appendix to Chapter 4: Parallels in Myths of Greece and the Ancient Near East 104
5 The Twelve Olympians: Zeus, Hera, and Their Children 117
6 The Nature of the Gods and Greek Religion 140
7 Poseidon, Sea Deities, Group Divinities, and Monsters 168
8 Athena 179
9 Aphrodite and Eros 193
10 Artemis 227
Additional Reading: Euripides' Hippolytus 237
11 Apollo 251
Additional Reading: The Homeric Hymn to Pythian Apollo 272
12 Hermes 285
13 Dionysus, Pan, Echo, and Narcissus 304
14 Demeter and the Eleusinian Mysteries 339
15 Views of the Afterlife: The Realm of Hades 359
16 Orpheus and Orphism: Mystery Religions in Roman Times 388

PART TWO
THE GREEK SAGAS
Introduction to the Greek Sagas 409
17 The Theban Saga 414
18 The Mycenaen Saga 445
Additional Reading: Orestes and the Three Electras 455
19 The Trojan Saga and the Iliad 475
Appendix to Chapter 19: Meleager and the Calydonian Boar Hunt 516
20 The Returns and the Odyssey 525
21 Perseus and the Legends of Argos 548
Appendix: Bellerophon and the Chimera 557
22 Heracles 562
23 Theseus and the Legends of Attica 589
24 Jason, Medea, and the Argonauts 614
Additional Reading: Jason and Medea in Euripides 627

PART THREE
THE NATURE OF ROMAN MYTHOLOGY
25 Greek Mythology in the Roman World 643
26 Roman Mythology and Saga 673

PART FOUR
THE SURVIVAL OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
27 Classical Mythology in Literature 713
28 Classical Mythology in Music, Dance, and Film 742

Glossary of Mythological Words and Phrases in English 792
The Greek Spelling of Names 804
Indexes
A. Index of Authors, Composers, and Titles I-1
B. Glossary/Index of Mythological and Historical Persons, Places, and Subjects I-13

Color Plates 1-9 follow page 397
Color Plates 10-20 follow page 443

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