Classical Myth

ISBN-10: 0131962949
ISBN-13: 9780131962941
Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $97.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.662

Preface
Definitions and Background
The Nature of Myth
The Cultural Context of Classical Myth
The Development of Classical Myth
Divine Myth
Myths of Creation: The Rise of Zeus
Myths of Creation: The Origins of Mortals
Myths of the Olympians: Zeus and Hera
Myths of the Olympians: The Male Deities
Myths of the Olympians: The Female Deities
Myths of Fertility: Demeter
Myths of Fertility: Dionysus
Myths of Death: Encounters with the Underworld
Legends
Introduction to Heroic Myth
Perseus and Myths of the Argive Plain
Heracles
Theseus and the Myths of Athens
The Myths of Crete
Oedipus and the Myths of Thebes
Jason and the Myths of Iolcus and Calydon
The Trojan War
The Fall of Troy
The Return of Odysseus
Roman Myth
Legends of Aeneas
Legends of Early Rome
Interpretation
Theories of Myth Interpretation
List of Perspectives
The "Myth" of Atlantis
The Brothers Grimm
Goya's Saturn Devouring His Children
The Biblical Creation Story
Prometheus and the Romantics
Plato's Aristophanes on Love and Human Origins
The Loves of Zeus
The Three Graces
Bernini's Apollo and Daphne
Pan and Pastoral Tradition
Venus: Images of Beauty
Rossetti's Proserpina Holding the Pomegranate
H.D.'s "Adonis"
Titian's Bacchus and Ariadne
Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy
Marcel Camus's Black Orpheus
Michelangelo's The Sibyl of Cumae
Dante's Inferno
Mythical Motifs in George Lucas's Star Wars
J.R.R. Tolkien's Hero in The Lord of the Rings
Vasari's Perseus and Andromeda
Classical Myth and the Stars
Daumier's Hercules in the Augean Stables
Carracci's Hercules at the Crossroads
Boccaccio's Misfortunes of Famous Men
Picasso's Minotauromachia
Brueghel's The Fall of Icarus
Gustave Moreau's Oedipus and the Sphinx
Seneca's Medea
Delacroix's Medee
Yeats' "Leda and the Swan"
The Beauty of Helen
Seamus Heaney's Suicide of Ajax
The Trojan War in European Art
Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida
Ulysses
The Legends of Odysseus
Cavafy's "Ithaca"
Aeneas, Augustus, and Mussolini
David's Oath of the Horatii
The Lucretia of Rembrandt and Shakespeare
Apuleius' Allegory of Cupid and Psyche
Maps
The Ancient Mediterranean (inside front cover)
Southern and Central Greece
The Ancient Near East
Ancient Italy
Imperial Rome
Greece, the Aegean, and Western Asia Minor

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