Classical Mythology - Images and Insights by Stephen L. Harris

ISBN-10: 0073535672

ISBN-13: 9780073535678

Edition: 5th 2008

List price: $131.00
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Book details

List price: $131.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 6/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1152
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

Gloria Platzner teaches in the English and Humanities programs at California State University, Sacramento, including courses on Classical Mythology and World Mythology.

Preface
The Nature And Function Of Myth
Introduction to Greek Myth
Ways of Interpreting Myth
Epic Myths And The Heroic Quest
In the Beginning: Hesiod's Creation Story
Alienation of the Human and Divine: Prometheus, Fire, and Pandora
The Divine Woman in Greek Mythology
The Olympian Family of Zeus: Sharing Rule of the Universe
In Touch with the Gods: Apollo's Oracle at Delphi
Dionysus: Rooted in Earth and Ecstasy
The Land of No Return: The Gloomy Kingdom of Hades
Heroes of Myth: Man Divided Against Himself
Heroines of Myth: Women in Many Roles
Heroes at War: The Troy Saga
A Different Kind of Hero: The Quest of Odysseus
Tragic Heroes And Heroines
The Theater of Dionysus: Myth and the Tragic Vision
The House of Atreus: Aeschylus'Oresteia
The Tragic House of Laius: Sophocles' Oedipus Cycle
A Different Perspective on Tragedy: Euripides'Medeaand theBacchae
The World Of Roman Myth
The Roman Vision: Greek Myths and Roman Realities
Virgil's Roman Epic: TheAeneid
The Retelling of Greek Myths: Ovid'sMetamorphosis
The Western World's Transformation Of Myth
The Persistence of Myth
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
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