Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology

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.

Author: Mark P. O. Morford

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 0199997322

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Classical Myth Pearson New International Edition

Classical Myth  Pearson New International Edition

For courses in Classical Mythology in Classics, English, or other departments.

Author: Barry B. Powell

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 9781292034843

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 740

View: 705

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Classical Mythology 10th Edition

Classical Mythology  10th Edition

Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, Classical Mythology, International Tenth Edition, is the most comprehensive survey of classical mythology available- and the first full color textbook of its kind.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1091196007

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Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, Classical Mythology, International 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.
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A Companion to Greek Mythology

A Companion to Greek Mythology

" Choice "This collection of twenty eight articles on interpreting Greco-Roman culture presents a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to examining Greek mythology within the broader context of the intellectual and cultural development ...

Author: Ken Dowden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444396935

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 672

View: 119

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
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A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology

A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology

“Euripides Bound: Hal Duncan's use of Greek Tragedy. ... “It's about Tempus:
Greece and Rome in 'Classic' Doctor Who,” in D.C. Wright, Jr and A.W. Austin,
eds, Space and Time: Essays on ... Classical Mythology (international 9th edn).

Author: Vanda Zajko

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444339604

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

View: 434

A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology 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. Reveals the importance of mythography to the survival, dissemination, and popularization of classical myth from the ancient world to the present day Features chronologically organized essays that address different sets of myths that were important in each historical era, along with their thematic relevance Features chronologically organized essays that address different sets of myths that were important in each historical era, along with their thematic relevance Offers a series of carefully selected in-depth readings, including both popular and less well-known examples
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Traditional Cosmology 2 The Global Mythology of Cosmic Creation and Destruction volume Functions paperback

Traditional Cosmology  2   The Global Mythology of Cosmic Creation and Destruction  volume  Functions  paperback

... The Mycenaean Origin of Greek Mythology ('Sather Classical Lectures', 8;
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1932) NIV: anonymous (tr.), Holy Bible;
New International Version (International Bible Society: 1984) Nowotny, K. A. (ed.)
 ...

Author: Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780955665547

Category: Cosmology, Ancient

Page:

View: 488

The present work, in 4 volumes, is a compendium of traditional cosmologies worldwide. The material includes the global mythology of creation and destruction, but also comprises information drawn from other areas of traditional knowledge, ritual, iconography, shamanism, costume, and dance.
Categories: Cosmology, Ancient

Traditional Cosmology 2 The Global Mythology of Cosmic Creation and Destruction volume Functions hardback

Traditional Cosmology  2   The Global Mythology of Cosmic Creation and Destruction  volume  Functions  hardback

... The Mycenaean Origin of Greek Mythology ('Sather Classical Lectures', 8;
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1932) NIV: anonymous (tr.), Holy Bible;
New International Version (International Bible Society: 1984) Nowotny, K. A. (ed.)
 ...

Author: Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780955665585

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Page:

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Ariadne s Thread

Ariadne s Thread

As a result, this book will be invaluable not only to classicists and folklorists but also to a wide range of other readers who are interested in stories and storytelling."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: William F. Hansen

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801436702

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 548

View: 508

"Ariadne's Thread is a mini-encyclopedia of more than a hundred such international oral tales, all present in the literature of ancient Greece and Rome. It takes into account writings, including early Jewish and Christian literature, recorded in or translated into Greek or Latin by writers of any nationality. As a result, this book will be invaluable not only to classicists and folklorists but also to a wide range of other readers who are interested in stories and storytelling."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Traditional Cosmology 4 The Global Mythology of Cosmic Creation and Destruction volume Disintegration paperback

Traditional Cosmology  4   The Global Mythology of Cosmic Creation and Destruction  volume  Disintegration  paperback

Hesiod: Theogony; Works and Days; Testimonia ('Loeb Classical Library', 57;
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard ... Holy Bible; New International Version (
International Bible Society: 1984) Oldenburg, U., The Conflict between El and Ba'
al in ...

Author: Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780955665561

Category: Cosmology, Ancient

Page:

View: 224

The present work, in 4 volumes, is a compendium of traditional cosmologies worldwide. The material includes the global mythology of creation and destruction, but also comprises information drawn from other areas of traditional knowledge, ritual, iconography, shamanism, costume, and dance.
Categories: Cosmology, Ancient

Mythology Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Mythology  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need.

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199803021

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 54

View: 190

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Classical Mythology A Very Short Introduction

Classical Mythology  A Very Short Introduction

... Martin Redfern ECONOMICS Partha Dasgupta EGYPTIAN MYTH Geraldine
Pinch EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN ... Ruthven GALILEO Stillman Drake
GANDHI Bhikhu Parekh GLOBAL CATASTROPHES Bill McGuire
GLOBALIZATION ...

Author: Helen Morales

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191579332

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 375

From Zeus and Europa, to Diana, Pan, and Prometheus, the myths of ancient Greece and Rome seem to exert a timeless power over us. But what do those myths represent, and why are they so enduringly fascinating? Why do they seem to be such a potent way of talking about our selves, our origins, and our desires? This imaginative and stimulating Very Short Introduction goes beyond a simple retelling of the stories to explore the rich history and diverse interpretations of classical myths. It is a wide-ranging account, examining how classical myths are used and understood in both high art and popular culture, taking the reader from the temples of Crete to skyscrapers in New York, and finding classical myths in a variety of unexpected places: from arabic poetry and Hollywood films, to psychoanalysis, the bible, and New Age spiritualism. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Social Science

Halley s Bible Handbook with the New International Version

Halley s Bible Handbook with the New International Version

In Greek mythology, Mount Ida (3,195 feet) was the birthplace of Zeus, the head
of the Greek gods. King Minos, a half-historical and half-mythological figure (
alleged to be a son of Zeus), was an early ruler of Crete. The most important of
the ...

Author: Henry H. Halley

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310296072

Category: Religion

Page: 1136

View: 489

Clear . . . Simple . . . Easy to read -- This world-renowned Bible handbook is updated and revised to provide even greater clarity, insight, and usefulness. Now with NIV text! Do you need help understanding the Bible? Halley's Bible Handbook with the New International Version makes the Bible's wisdom and message accessible to you. Whether you've never read the Bible before or have read it many times, you'll find insights here that can give you a firm grasp of God's Word. You'll develop an appreciation for the cultural, religious, and geographic settings in which the story of the Bible unfolds. You'll see how its different themes fit together in a remarkable way. And you'll see the heart of God and the person of Jesus Christ revealed from Genesis to Revelation. Written for both mind and heart, this completely revised, updated, and expanded 25th edition of Halley's Bible Handbook retains Dr. Halley's highly personal style. It features: - All-new maps, photographs, and illustrations - Contemporary design - Bible references in easy-to-read, best-selling New International Version (NIV) 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 - Improved indexes
Categories: Religion

Classical Myth

Classical Myth

Comprehensive and scholarly, this well-designed text presents Greek and Roman myths in a lively and easy-to-read manner. The material has been rearranged to make it easier to find and the new edition has been streamlined.

Author: Barry B. Powell

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132277984

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 694

View: 379

Comprehensive and scholarly, this well-designed text presents Greek and Roman myths in a lively and easy-to-read manner. The material has been rearranged to make it easier to find and the new edition has been streamlined. 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 readers can see how mythology has influenced the world and how it continues to influence society today.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales Legends and Myths

The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales  Legends  and Myths

This unique anthology presents the largest collection of these tales ever assembled.

Author:

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400884674

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 584

View: 225

The first anthology ever to present the entire range of ancient Greek and Roman stories—from myths and fairy tales to jokes Captured centaurs and satyrs, talking animals, people who suddenly change sex, men who give birth, the temporarily insane and the permanently thick-witted, delicate sensualists, incompetent seers, a woman who remembers too much, a man who cannot laugh—these are just some of the colorful characters who feature in the unforgettable stories that ancient Greeks and Romans told in their daily lives. Together they created an incredibly rich body of popular oral stories that include, but range well beyond, mythology—from heroic legends, fairy tales, and fables to ghost stories, urban legends, and jokes. This unique anthology presents the largest collection of these tales ever assembled. Featuring nearly four hundred stories in authoritative and highly readable translations, this is the first book to offer a representative selection of the entire range of traditional classical storytelling. Set mostly in the world of humans, not gods, these stories focus on figures such as lovers, tricksters, philosophers, merchants, rulers, athletes, artists, and soldiers. The narratives range from the well-known—for example, Cupid and Psyche, Diogenes and his lantern, and the tortoise and the hare—to lesser-known tales that deserve wider attention. Entertaining and fascinating, they offer a unique window into the fantasies, anxieties, humor, and passions of the people who told them. Complete with beautiful illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes, a comprehensive introduction, notes, and more, this one-of-a-kind anthology will delight general readers as well as students of classics, fairy tales, and folklore.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Complete World of Greek Mythology

The Complete World of Greek Mythology

Discusses the origins, plots, themes, and influences of Greek myths; outlines the relationships between the gods, mortals, and their offspring; and includes maps showing the locations of the different stories.

Author: R. G. A. Buxton

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500251215

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 329

Discusses the origins, plots, themes, and influences of Greek myths; outlines the relationships between the gods, mortals, and their offspring; and includes maps showing the locations of the different stories.
Categories: History

The Uses of Greek Mythology

The Uses of Greek Mythology

There are plenty of books to retell Greek mythology: a Greek, Apollodoros, wrote
a useful one himself and I have put references to ... Greek mythology is most
naturally, though not exclusively, studied by classicists, whose sense of
international ...

Author: Ken Dowden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134926282

Category: History

Page: 216

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In an innovative sequence of topics, Ken Dowden explores the uses Greeks made of myth and the uses to which we can put myth in recovering the richness of their culture. Most aspects of Greek life and history - including war, religion and sexuality - which are discernable through myth, as well as most modern approaches, are given a context in a book which is designed to be useful, accessible and stimulating.
Categories: History

Guide to Research in Classical Art and Mythology

Guide to Research in Classical Art and Mythology

Kleines Lexikon der griechischen und römischen Mythologie ( Small Lexicon of
Greek and Roman Mythology ) , by ... Since this compact disc version of the MLA
International Bibliography is published quarterly , it contains more recent citations
 ...

Author: Frances Dodds Van Keuren

Publisher: Amer Library Assn

ISBN: UOM:39015021638492

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 307

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Learning to use the research tools to unravel the intricate terminology of classification of antiquities is a formidable task. Van Keuren's work aims to enable students both to use these tools and to devise projects for their own research. After a major reference is presented, handbooks and monographs are successively identified in ways that suggest patterns of information. These patterns will allow students to formulate hypotheses to undertake original research. With use of the library collection, original questions can be asked and answered.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Light and Darkness in Ancient Greek Myth and Religion

Light and Darkness in Ancient Greek Myth and Religion

In the absence of such an approach in the study of myth and religion, we
organized an International Conference on Light and Darkness in Greek and
Roman Mythology and Religion held at the University of Patras in summer 2007.
To our ...

Author: Menelaos Christopoulos

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739139011

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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Light and Darkness in Ancient Greek Myth and Religion is a ground-breaking volume dedicated to a thorough examination of the well known empirical categories of light and darkness as it relates to modes of thought, beliefs and social behavior in Greek culture. With a systematic and multi-disciplinary approach, the book elucidates the light/darkness dichotomy in color semantics, appearance and concealment of divinities and creatures of darkness, the eye sight and the insight vision, and the role of the mystic or cultic.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Approaches to Greek Myth

Approaches to Greek Myth

introduction The use of folklore in the study of Greek myth is as old as or older
than the other two comparative approaches ... The preeminent work of the
present generation is Hansen's guide to international folktales found in Greek
and Roman ...

Author: Lowell Edmunds

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421414188

Category: History

Page: 480

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Since the first edition of Approaches to Greek Myth was published in 1990, interest in Greek mythology has surged. There was no simple agreement on the subject of "myth" in classical antiquity, and there remains none today. Is myth a narrative or a performance? Can myth be separated from its context? What did myths mean to ancient Greeks and what do they mean today? Here, Lowell Edmunds brings together practitioners of eight of the most important contemporary approaches to the subject. Whether exploring myth from a historical, comparative, or theoretical perspective, each contributor lucidly describes a particular approach, applies it to one or more myths, and reflects on what the approach yields that others do not. Edmunds's new general and chapter-level introductions recontextualize these essays and also touch on recent developments in scholarship in the interpretation of Greek myth. Contributors are Jordi Pàmias, on the reception of Greek myth through history; H. S. Versnel, on the intersections of myth and ritual; Carolina López-Ruiz, on the near Eastern contexts; Joseph Falaky Nagy, on Indo-European structure in Greek myth; William Hansen, on myth and folklore; Claude Calame, on the application of semiotic theory of narrative; Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood, on reading visual sources such as vase paintings; and Robert A. Segal, on psychoanalytic interpretations.
Categories: History