The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology by Roger D. WoodardThe Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology by Roger D. Woodard

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology

EditorRoger D. Woodard

Hardcover | November 12, 2007

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A unique resource, 'The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology' is essential reading for understanding not only Greek myth, but also its enormous impact on art, architecture, literature, politics and philosophy across the ages. More than a compendium of isolated facts, 'The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology' is thoughtfully composed by a team of international experts who highlight important themes in three sections. The first part examines oral and written Greek mythology and the uses of these myths from the epic poetry of the eighth century BC to the mythographic catalogs of the early centuries AD. The second section looks at the relationship between ancient Greek myth and Greek culture and investigates the Roman appropriation of the Greek mythic tradition. Section three follows the reception of Greek myth from the Middle Ages to modernity, taking in such factors as feminist scholarship, cinema and literature. Important for its reach and breadth, its integrated approach and its up-to-date treatment, 'The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology' is fundamental for anyone seeking a broader understanding of the myths and their influence on western tradition.
Roger Woodard is the Andrew V.V. Raymond Professor of the Classics and Professor of Linguistics at the University of Buffalo (The State University of New York). He has taught in the United States and Europe and is the author of a number of books in myth and ancient civilization, most recently Indo-European Sacred Space: Vedic and Roman...
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Greek MythologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:552 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.18 inPublished:November 12, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521845203

ISBN - 13:9780521845205


Table of Contents

Introduction: Muthoi in continuity and variation Roger D. Woodard; Part I. Sources and Interpretations: 1. Lyric and Greek myth Gregory Nagy; 2. Homer and Greek myth Gregory Nagy; 3. Hesiod and Greek myth Roger D. Woodard; 4. Tragedy and Greek myth Richard Buxton; 5. Aristophanes and Greek myth Angus Bowie; 6. Plato and Greek myth Diskin Clay; 7. Hellenistic mythographers Carolyn Higbie; Part II. Response, Integration, Representation: 8. Greek myth and Greek religion Claude Calame; 9. Myth in Greek art and architecture Jenifer Neils; 10. The landscapes of Greek myth Ada Cohen; 11. Politics and Greek myth Jonathan M. Hall; 12. Ovid and Greek myth A. J. Boyle; Part III. Reception: 13. Women and Greek myth Vanda Zajko; 14. Greek myth in medieval and renaissance literature H. David Brumble; 15. Greek myth in English and American literature Sarah Anne Brown; 16. Greek myth on the screen Martin M. Winkler.

Editorial Reviews

"In a single book, the central questions of 3000 years of myth tradition are discussed or at least touched. It enables the reader to get a thoughtful overview of a very complex field, and that is exactly what a companion should do... everyone interested in Greek myth will estimate this companion as a useful and inspiring departing point for getting deeper into the subject." -Bryn Mawr Classical Review