Classical Mythology

Author: Mark P. O. Morford,Robert J. Lenardon,Michael Sham

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 9780199997329

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 806

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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, it brings 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 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.

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology

Author: Roger D. Woodard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521845203

Category: History

Page: 536

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Professor Roger Woodard brings together a group of the world's most authoritative scholars of classical myth to present a thorough treatment of all aspects of Greek mythology. Sixteen original articles guide the reader through all aspects of the ancient mythic tradition and its influence around the world and in later years. The articles examine the forms and uses of myth in Greek oral and written literature, from the epic poetry of 8th century BC to the mythographic catalogues of the early centuries AD. They examine the relationship between myth, art, religion and politics among the ancient Greeks and its reception and influence on later society from the Middle Ages to present day literature, feminism and cinema. This Companion volume's comprehensive coverage makes it ideal reading for students of Greek mythology and for anyone interested in the myths of the ancient Greeks and their impact on western tradition.

A Companion to Greek Mythology

Author: Ken Dowden,Niall Livingstone

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118785169

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 672

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A Companion to Greek Mythology presents a series of essays that explore the phenomenon of Greek myth from its origins in shared Indo-European story patterns and the Greeks’ contacts with their Eastern Mediterranean neighbours through its development as a shared language and thought-system for the Greco-Roman world. Features essays from a prestigious international team of literary experts Includes coverage of Greek myth’s intersection with history, philosophy and religion Introduces readers to topics in mythology that are often inaccessible to non-specialists Addresses the Hellenistic and Roman periods as well as Archaic and Classical Greece

Classical mythology in the Netherlands in the age of Renaissance and Baroque

proceedings of the international conference, Antwerp, 19-21 May 2005

Author: Carl Velde

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

ISBN: 9789042920521

Category: Art

Page: 394

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Mythology has played an important role in the age of Renaissance and Baroque. The classical myths have provided themes and subjects for the arts in their different expressions: painting, sculpture, literature, music, theatre, etc. Mythological figures and stories have often served as moralistic examples, in bono or in malo, and as allegorical points of reference, for example in education. This pluridisciplinary study of these phenomena throws light upon the intellectual climate of the period. English and French text.

Classical Myth

Author: Barry B. Powell,Halls-BASCOM Professor of Classics Emeritus Barry B Powell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781292021614

Category: Mythology, Classical

Page: 740

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For courses in Classical Mythology in Classics, English, or other departments. Comprehensive and scholarly, this well-designed and class-tested text presents Greek and Roman myths in a lively and easy-to-read manner. It features fresh translations, numerous illustrations (ancient and modern) of classical myths and legends, and commentary that emphasizes the anthropological, historical, religious, sociological, and economic contexts in which the myths were told. It also provides a cultural context so that students can see how mythology has influenced the world and how it continues to influence society today.

Biblical and Classical Myths

The Mythological Framework of Western Culture

Author: Northrop Frye,Jay Macpherson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802086952

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 471

View: 4745


Combines a 1981-82 series of twenty-four lectures by Canadian literary critic Northrop Frye and Canadian poet and classicist Jay Macpherson's "Four Ages: the Classical Myths" published in 1962.

A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology

Author: Vanda Zajko,Helena Hoyle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444339605

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 7557


This Handbook presents a collection of essays that explore a wide variety of aspects of Greek and Roman myths and their critical reception from antiquity to the present day. It reveals the importance of mythography to the survival, dissemination, and popularization of classical myth from the ancient world to the present day, and features chronologically organized essays that address different sets of myths that were important in each historical era, along with their thematic relevance. It offers a series of carefully selected in-depth readings, including both popular and less well-known examples.

Halley's Bible Handbook with the New International Version---Deluxe Edition

Author: Henry H. Halley

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310877016

Category: Religion

Page: 864

View: 9399


Clear. Simple. Easy to read. Now in full color for its twenty-fifth edition, this world-renowned Bible handbook is treasured by generations of Bible readers for its clarity, insight, and usefulness. Halley’s Bible Handbook makes the Bible’s wisdom and message accessible. You will develop an appreciation for the cultural, religious, and geographic settings in which the story of the Bible unfolds. You will see how its different themes fit together in a remarkable way. And you will see the heart of God and the person of Jesus Christ revealed from Genesis to Revelation. Written for both mind and heart, this expanded edition of Halley’s Bible Handbook retains Dr. Halley’s highly personal style. It features brilliant maps, photographs, and illustrations; contemporary four-color design; Bible references in the easy-to-read, bestselling New International Version; practical Bible reading programs; helpful tips for Bible study; fascinating archaeological information; easy-to-understand sections on how we got the Bible and on church history; and improved indexes.