Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology

Paperback | December 3, 2013

byMark Morford, Robert J. Lenardon, Michael Sham

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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, itbrings to life the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and engaging style that incorporates 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 fromart 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.

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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, itbrings to life the myths and legends of Greece ...

Mark Morford is Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Virginia. Robert J. Lenardon is Professor of Classics Emeritus at The Ohio State University. Michael Sham is Professor of Classics at Siena College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:928 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.68 inPublished:December 3, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199997322

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Art, Maps, and Figures: Preface: About the Authors: About the Website: PART ONE. THE MYTHS OF CREATION: THE GODS1. Interpretation and Definition of Classical MythologyAppendix to Chapter 1: Sources for Classical Mythology2. Historical Background of Greek Mythology3. Myths of Creation4. Zeus' Rise to Power: The Creation of MortalsAdditional Reading: Parallels in Myths of Greece and the Ancient Near East5. The Twelve Olympians: Zeus, Hera, and Their Children6. The Nature of the Gods and Greek Religion7. Poseidon, Sea Deities, Group Divinities, and Monsters8. Athena9. Aphrodite and Eros10. ArtemisAdditional Reading: Selections from Euripides' Hippolytus11. ApolloAdditional Reading: The Homeric Hymn to Pythian Apollo12. Hermes13. Dionysus, Pan, Echo, and Narcissus14. Demeter and the Eleusinian Mysteries15. Views of the Afterlife: The Realm of Hades16. Orpheus and Orphism: Mystery Religions in Roman TimesPART TWO. THE GREEK SAGASIntroduction17. The Theban Saga18. The Mycenaean SagaAdditional Reading: Orestes and the Three Electras19. The Trojan Saga and the IliadAppendix to Chapter 19: Meleager and the Calydonian Boar Hunt20. The Returns and the Odyssey21. Perseus and the Legends of ArgosAppendix to Chapter 21: Bellerophon22. Heracles23. Theseus and the Legends of Attica24. Jason, Medea, and the ArgonautsAdditional Reading: Jason and Medea in EuripidesPART THREE. THE NATURE OF ROMAN MYTHOLOGY25. Greek Mythology in the Roman Wrold26. Roman Mythology and SagaPART FOUR. THE SURVIVAL OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY27. Classical Mythology in Literature28. Classical Mythology in Music, Dance, and FilmGlossary of Mythological Words and Phrases in EnglishThe Greek Spelling of NamesIndexes:A. Index of Authors, Composers, and TitlesB. Glossary/Index of Mythological and Historical Persons, Places, and Subjects