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Classical Mythology: a Very Short Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0192804766

ISBN-13: 9780192804761

Edition: 2007

Authors: Helen Morales

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From Zeus and Europa, to Diana, Pan, and Prometheus, the myths of ancient Greece and Rome seem to exert a timeless power over us. But what do those myths represent, and why are they so enduringly fascinating? Why do seem to be such a potent way of talking about our selves, our origins, and our desires?This imaginative and stimulating Very Short Introduction goes beyond a simple retelling of the stories to explore the rich history and diverse interpretations of classical myths. It is a wide-ranging account, examining how classical myths are used and understood in both high art and popular culture, taking the reader from the temples of Crete to skyscrapers in New York, and finding classical…    
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 4.33" wide x 6.77" long x 0.35" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Foreword
What's at stake in a myth?
Contexts, then and now
Gods and heroes
Metamorphoses of mythology
On the psychoanalyst's couch
The sexual politics of myth
Mythology, spirituality, and the New Age
Conclusion
References and further reading
Timeline