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Classical Myth

ISBN-10: 0137167148

ISBN-13: 9780137167142

Edition: 2nd 1998

Authors: Barry B. Powell

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Book details

List price: $52.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/22/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 671
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Definitions and Background
The Nature of Myth
The Cultural Context of Classical Myth
The Development of Classical Myth
Divine Myths
Myths of Creation: The Rise of Zeus
Myths of Creation: The Origins of Mortals
Myths of the Olympian Gods: Zeus and Hera
Myths of the Olympian Gods: The Male Deities
Myths of the Olympian Gods: 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 House of Atreus; The Anger of Achilles
The Trojan War: The Fall of Troy; The Return of Agamemnon
The Return of Odysseus
Roman Myth
Interpretation
Theories of Myth Interpretation
Appendix: Roman and Greek Forms of Classical Names
Spelling and Pronunciation
Index
Greek and Roman Gods Chart
Chronological Chart