Classical Mythology

ISBN-10: 0195153448
ISBN-13: 9780195153446
Edition: 7th 2003 (Revised)
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Description: Featuring extensive, clear, and faithful translations of original sources, Classical Mythology, 7/e retells the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and engaging style. Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, it  More...

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Book details

List price: $71.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/25/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 844
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Featuring extensive, clear, and faithful translations of original sources, Classical Mythology, 7/e retells the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and engaging style. Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, it incorporates a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary to make classical myths come alive for students. The discussion covers comparative and interpretative approaches as well as evidence from art andarchaeology. The authors also examine the enduring survival of classical mythology in the fields of art, literature, music, dance, and film. Classical Mythology, 7/e enables students to explore the fascinating nature of Greek and Roman gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines and to appreciate the most significantancient sources of classical legends and myths. The seventh edition: * Offers more extensive translations of works by the ancient authors: Selections by Greek authors include all thirty-three Homeric Hymns; the important passages in Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days; and excerpts from Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Plato, Lucian, Pindar, the Pre-Socratic philosophers, and the Lyric poets. Works by Latin authors including Ovid, Vergil, Statius, Manilius, and Seneca are also provided. * Adds sixty-six new illustrations--selected from both the ancient and the modern world--which appear throughout the text and are accompanied by substantial and informative captions; also adds three new maps * Incorporates for the first time text boxes that explore a variety of new topics and highlight interpretative approaches * Includes a selected bibliography for each chapter * Offers more explanatory material throughout, including a "Glossary of Mythological Words and Phrases in English" COMPANION WEBSITE: The companion website for Classical Mythology: http://www.classicalmythology.org includes chapter-by-chapter summaries, suggested activities, maps, and practice test questions. It will be revised to enhance the multifaceted subjects treated in the seventh edition of the text.

Plates, Maps, and Figures
Preface
About the Authors
The Myths of Creation: the Gods
Interpretation and Definition of Classical Mythology
Appendix to Chapter 1: Sources for Classical Mythology
Historical Background of Greek Mythology
Myths of Creation
Additional Reading: Hesiod and the Muses (Theogony, 1-115)
Zeus' Rise to Power: The Creation of Mortals
Additional Reading: Parallels in Myths of Greece and the Ancient Near East
The Twelve Olympians: Zeus, Hera, and Their Children
The Nature of the Gods
Poseidon, Sea Deities, Group Divinities, and Monsters
Athena
Aphrodite and Eros
Artemis
Additional Reading: Selections from Euripides' Hippolytus
Apollo
Additional Reading: The Homeric Hymn to Pythian Apollo
Hermes
Dionysus, Pan, Echo, and Narcissus
Demeter and the Eleusinian Mysteries
Views of the Afterlife: The Realm of Hades
Orpheus and Orphism: Mystery Religions in Roman Times
The Greek Sagas: Greek Local Legends
The Theban Saga
The Mycenaean Saga
Additional Reading: Orestes and the Three Electras
The Trojan Saga and the Iliad
The Returns and the Odyssey
Perseus and the Legends of Argos
Heracles
Theseus and the Legends of Attica
Jason, Medea, and the Argonauts
Additional Reading: Jason and Medea in Euripides
Myths of Local Heroes and Heroines
The Nature of Roman Mythology
Roman Mythology and Saga
The Survival of Classical Mythology
Classical Mythology in Literature and Art
Classical Mythology in Music, Dance, and Film
Select Bibliography
Glossary of Mythological Words and Phrases in English
The Greek Spelling of Names
Indexes
Index of Authors, Composers, and Titles
Glossary/Index of Mythological and Historical Persons, Places, and Subjects

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