Exploring Greek Myth
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Description: Exploring Greek Myth offers an extensive discussion of variant forms of myths and lesser-known stories, including important local myths and local versions of PanHellenic myths. Clark also discusses approaches to understanding myths, allowing students to gain an appreciation of the variety in one volume.• Guides students from an introductory understanding of myths to a wide-ranging exploration of current scholarly approaches on mythology as a social practice and as an expression of thought• Written in an informal conversational style appealing to students by an experienced lecturer in the field• Offers extensive discussion of variant forms of myths and many lesser known, but deserving, stories• Investigates a variety of approaches to the study of myth including: the sources of our knowledge of Greek myth, myth and ritual in ancient Greek society, comparative myth, myth and gender, hero cult, psychological interpretation of myth, and myth and philosophy• Includes suggestions in each chapter for essays and research projects, as well as extensive lists of books and articles for further reading• The author draws on the work of many leading scholars in the field in his exploration of topics throughout the text
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List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/23/2012
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|The Knife Did It: Definitions and Characteristics for the Study of Myth|
|Six Hundred Gods: Greek Myth and Greek Religion|
|Homer's Beauty Pageant: The Traditions of Myth|
|Pelops' Shoulder: Sources for the Study of Myth|
|Ikaros' Wings, Aktaion's Dogs: Myth and Meaning|
|The Bones of Orestes: Heroes in Myth and Society|
|Born from the Earth: Founders of Cities and Families|
|The Judgment of Paris: Comparative Myth|
|Boys in Dresses, Brides with Beards: Myth and Gender|
|Agamemnon's Mask?: Myth and History|
|Orestes on Trial: Myth and Thought|
|Plato and the Poets: Philosophy and Myth|