Classical Mythology in English Literature A Critical Anthology

ISBN-10: 0415147557

ISBN-13: 9780415147552

Edition: 1999

Authors: Geoffrey Miles

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A range of English versions of classical myths is assembled to allow students to explore the ways in which they have been reinterpreted and reinvented by writers throughout history. Orpheus, Venus and Adonis, and Pygmalion are featured.
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List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/26/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Preface
The myth-kitty
The ancient sources of the myths
The myths in English literature
A rough guide to the gods
The Olympian gods
The gods of the underworld
Other gods
A mythical history of the world in one chapter
Myths of origin
Gods and mortals
The age of heroes
The Trojan War and after
Orpheus
Introduction
The ancient Orpheus
The medieval Orpheus: allegory and romance
Orphic harmony in the Renaissance
Orpheus in the eighteenth century: translations and travesties
Romantics and Victorians: from Orphic song to the melancholy lyre
The twentieth century: Eurydice sings her own song and Orpheus remembers himself
Texts
from Argonautica, c. 250 BC
from the Georgics, c. 29 BC
from The Art of Poetry, c. 10 BC
from the Metamorphoses, c. AD 10
from The Consolation of Philosophy, c. AD 520
Medieval mythographers
Pierre Bersuire, c. 1330
Thomas of Walsingham, c. 1405
from Sir Orfeo, c. 1330
from Orpheus and Eurydice, later fifteenth century
from The Shepherd's Calendar, 1579
from The Faerie Queene, 1596
from The Art of English Poesy, 1589
from Astrophil and Stella, 1591
from Ovid's Banquet of Sense, 1595
from The Two Gentlemen of Verona, c. 1589
from The Merchant of Venice, c. 1596
from Henry VIII or All Is True, 1613
from The Wisdom of the Ancients, 1609
from Christ's Victory and Triumph, 1610
Song: 'When Orpheus Sweetly Did Complain', 1620s?
from Ovid's Metamorphoses Englished, 1632
from 'An Elegy upon the Death of...Dr John Donne', 1633
from Mystagogus Poeticus, 1647
from 'L'Allegro', c. 1631
from 'Il Penseroso', c. 1631
from Lycidas, 1637
from Paradise Lost, 1667
'On the Death of Mr Purcell', 1696
'Ode for Music on St Cecilia's Day', 1713
Countess of Winchilsea, 'To Mr Pope', c. 1714
'A Song', 1724
from Fables: 'The Monkey Who Had Seen the World', 1727
'Impromptu, to a Young Lady Singing', 1736?
from Eurydice, 1737
from 'On the Use and Abuse of Poetry', c. 1750
from 'Elegy on Captain Cook', 1780
from The Prelude, 1805
from 'Hints from Horace', 1811
from 'The Four Ages of Poetry', 1820
'Orpheus', c. 1820
from Orpheus and Eurydice, 1852
'Eurydice to Orpheus', 1864
'Orpheus', 1864
'Eurydice', 1876
from 'Orpheus in Hades', 1893
'Eurydice', 1917
'Orpheus', 1937
from 'Orpheus', 1948
from The King Must Die, 1958
from 'Orpheus', 1962
'The Poem as Mask: Orpheus', 1968
'Fragment of a Legend', 1965
'Orpheus Street, SE5', 1967
from Kleinzeit, 1974
'Orpheus without Music', 1975
'The Feast of Eurydice', 1980
Three poems, 1984
'Orpheus (1)'
'Eurydice'
'Orpheus (2)'
'Bas Relief: Bacchante', 1984
'The Story of Orph', 1985
'Orpheus', 1991
Other Versions of Orpheus
Venus and Adonis
Introduction
The ancient Adonis
Spenser, Milton, and Renaissance allegory
Shakespeare and the Ovidian tradition
'Soft Adonis': the eighteenth century
Romantic revival: Shelley and the pastoral elegy
'The grief of gods': Victorian and Edwardian Adonises
Frazer and the dying god in the twentieth century
Texts
Idyll 15: The Festival of Adonis, third century BC
'Lament for Adonis', c. 100 BC
from 'Lament for Bion', c. 100 BC
from the Metamorphoses, c. AD 10
from The Library of Greek Mythology, first or second century AD
from The Faerie Queene, 1590
from Book 3, canto 1: Malecasta's Tapestry
from Book 3, canto 6: The Gardens of Adonis
from Venus and Adonis, 1593
Sonnet 17 from Cynthia, 1595
Sonnet 3 from Fidessa, 1596
from The Fair Maid of the Exchange, 1607
Song, from Britannia's Pastorals, 1616
from Ovid's Metamorphoses Englished, 1632
from Mystagogus Poeticus, 1647
from Comus, 1637
from Paradise Lost, 1667
from 'Bion: A Pastoral', 1680
from 'On the Death of Mr John Oldham', 1684
'Valentine's Day', c. 1740
'Venus and Adonis: A Cantata', 1755
from The Botanic Garden, 1791
from Endymion, 1818
Adonais, 1821
'Adon', 1855
'A Lament for Adonis', c. 1865
'Adonis', 1892
from The Golden Bough, 1906
'Adonis', 1917
from The Waste Land, 1922
from 'The Pot of Earth', 1925
'Her Vision in the Wood', 1926
'Adonis in Winter', 1944
Other Versions of Venus and Adonis
Pygmalion
Introduction
From Ovid to Caxton
Dotage and idolatry: Pygmalion in the Renaissance
Eighteenth-century interlude
The Romantic artist: Pygmalion/Frankenstein
Loving a statue: the sexual fable
Pygmalion the educator: the Shavian tradition
Texts
from Metamorphoses, c. Ad 10
from Exhortation to the Greeks, c. AD 200
from Against the Pagans, c. AD 300
from Confessio Amantis, c. 1390
from Six Books of Metamorphoseos, c. 1480
from 'Pygmalion's Friend and his Image', 1576
'The Metamorphosis of Pygmalion's Image', 1598
from The Winter's Tale, c. 1610
from 'The Fifth Satire: On Dotage', 1621
'On the Discovery of a Lady's Painting', 1630s?
from The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, 1751
'On a Lady's Picture', early eighteenth century
'The Choice', mid-eighteenth century
from The Town Before You, 1795
'Pygmalion', 1762/1811
from Frankenstein, 1818
'Pygmalion, or The Cyprian Statuary', 1825
'Drowne's Wooden Image', 1846
from Aurora Leigh, 1856
from 'Pygmalion the Sculptor', 1864
from 'Pygmalion and the Image', 1868
from Pygmalion and Galatea, 1871
'Galatea', 1885
from Pygmalion, 1912
'Pygmalion', 1917
'Pygmalion to Galatea', 1925
'Galatea and Pygmalion', 1938
'The Perverse', 1928
from 'The Loves of Lady Purple', 1974
'Ivory and Water', 1994
Other Versions of Pygmalion
Bibliography
Index of mythological names
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