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Description: Building on the bestselling tradition of previous editions, Classical Mythology, Tenth Edition, is the most comprehensive survey of classical mythology available--and the first full-color textbook of its kind. Featuring the authors' clear and extensive translations of original sources, it brings to life the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and engaging style. The text contains a wide variety of faithfully translated passages from Greek and Latin sources, including Homer, Hesiod, all the Homeric Hymns, Pindar, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Plato, Lucian, Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, and Seneca.Acclaimed authors Mark P.O. Morford, Robert J. Lenardon, and Michael Sham incorporate a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary to make the myths come alive for students. Offering historical and cultural background on the myths (including evidence from art and archaeology) they also provide ample interpretative material and examine the enduring survival of classical mythology and its influence in the fields of art, literature, music, dance, and film.NEW TO THIS EDITIONA new "Myth and Culture" feature, found in more than half the chapters, that examines the reception of myths through the centuries in important works of fine artAn even more vibrant art program enriched by forty new, stunning illustrationsAn expanded Chapter 25 that looks at the impact of Greek mythology in the Roman worldAn updated Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/morford with a wealth of resources for students and instructorsAn updated Instructor Resource DVD that contains digital files for nearly 200 photos in the text, along with an Instructor's Manual; the manual is also available in print and on the Companion WebsiteThis book is also available as a CourseSmart ebook (978-0-19-999740-4). Visit www.coursesmart.comPackage this book with Now Playing: Learning Mythology Through Film, a print supplement prepared by coauthor Michael Sham, for FREE! To order, contact your Oxford Sales Representative and use package ISBN 978-0-19-937172-3.