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Classical Mythology Images and Insights

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ISBN-10: 0073407526

ISBN-13: 9780073407524

Edition: 6th 2012

Authors: Stephen Harris, Gloria Platzner

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List price: $168.33
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 4/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1088
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.344
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
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
Myth and the Tragic Vision in the Theater of Dionysus: Euripides' Bacchae
The House of Atreus: Aeschylus's Oresteia
The Tragic House of Laius: Sophocles' Oedipus Cycle
A Different Perspective on Tragedy: Euripides' Medea
The World of Roman Myth
The Roman Vision: Greek Myths and Roman Realities
Virgil's Roman Epic: The Aeneid
The Retelling of Greek Myths: Ovid's Metamorphosis
The Western World's Transformations of Myth
The Persistence of Myth
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Credits
Index