Genre : History
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN_10 : 9780192804761
Copyright Year : 2007-08-23
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From Zeus and Europa, to Diana, Pan, and Prometheus, the myths of ancient Greece and Rome seem to exert a timeless power over us. But what do those myths represent, and why are they so enduringly fascinating? This imaginative and stimulating Very Short Introduction goes beyond a simple retelling of the stories to explore the rich history and diverse interpretations of classical myths in both high art and popular culture.

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Genre : History
Publisher : Oxbow Books
ISBN_10 : 9781782976356
Copyright Year : 2014-05-31
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Jenny MarchΒ’s acclaimed Dictionary of Classical Mythology, first published in 1998 but long out of print, has been extensively revised and expanded including a completely new set of beautiful line-drawing illustrations for this Oxbow edition. It is a comprehensive A Β– Z guide to Greek and Roman mythology. All major myths, legends and fables are here, including gods and goddesses, heroes and villains, dangerous women, legendary creatures and monsters. Characters such as Achilles and Odysseus have extensive entries, as do epic journeys and heroic quests, like that of Jason and the Argonauts to win the Golden Fleece, all alongside a plethora of information on the creation of the cosmos, the many metamorphoses of gods and humans, and the Trojan War, plus more minor figures Β– nymphs, seers, kings, rivers, to name but a few. In this superbly authoritative work the myths are brilliantly retold, along with any major variants, and with extensive translations from ancient authors that give life to the narratives and a sense of the vibrant cultures that shaped the development of classical myth. The 172 illustrations give visual immediacy to the words, by showing how ancient artists perceived their gods and heroes. The impact of myths on ancient art is also explored, as is and their influence in the postclassical arts, emphasising the ongoing inspiration afforded by the ancient myths. Also included are two maps of the ancient world, a list of the ancient sources and their chronology, the more important genealogies, and an index of recurrent mythical motifs.

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πŸ“’ Classical Mythology by Mark P. O. Morford

Genre : Religion
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN_10 : 0195143388
Copyright Year : 1999
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Classical Mythology, Sixth Edition, continues to build on its best-selling tradition of focusing on the literary tradition of Greek and Roman mythology through extensive translations of original mythological sources. Its coverage of comparative and interpretative approaches as well as evidencefrom art and archeology is expanded in this edition. Morford and Lenardon's insightful and accessible discussion of classical myths in their historical and cultural settings, as well as their survival in literature, art, music, and film, remains unparalleled: This comprehensive introduction toclassical mythology features new translations, expanded critical coverage, an expanded art program, and a new web site.

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
ISBN_10 : 9781576072264
Copyright Year : 2004
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Presents classic stories of the Greeks and Romans, along with geographical and historical background information.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN_10 : 9781444339604
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A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology presents a collection of essays that explore a wide variety of aspects of Greek and Roman myths and their critical reception from antiquity to the present day. Reveals the importance of mythography to the survival, dissemination, and popularization of classical myth from the ancient world to the present day Features chronologically organized essays that address different sets of myths that were important in each historical era, along with their thematic relevance Features chronologically organized essays that address different sets of myths that were important in each historical era, along with their thematic relevance Offers a series of carefully selected in-depth readings, including both popular and less well-known examples

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πŸ“’ Classical Mythology by William Hansen

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN_10 : 9780195300352
Copyright Year : 2005
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Originally published: Handbook of classical mythology. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c2004.

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Genre : History
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781317539162
Copyright Year : 2016-04-28
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This is an engaging introduction which explores the latest thinking about Classical mythology, the history of interpreting myths and the role of myths in cultural tradition, from painting to opera, philosophy, politics, drama, and religion in the modern day. It answers such questions as what are ancient myths and who invented them where do gods come from what makes a hero how is Classical myth used in the modern world and what approaches are there to the study of myth? Featuring further reading and case studies from antiquity to the modern day, this is an essential introduction to the myths which have been a fundamental part of Western culture throughout history.

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Genre : Mythology, Classical
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ISBN_10 : NYPL:33433068188766
Copyright Year : 1882
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Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781134777327
Copyright Year : 2002-04-12
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First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN_10 : 0028623851
Copyright Year : 1998
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An introduction to Greek and Roman mythology provides explanations of all the gods and their roles, origins of the myths and theories on who wrote them, and the function of myths in society

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