Author: Former Fellow at Cambridge Professor of Humanity at Edinburgh and Vice Chancellor John Hazel, MaPublish On: 2004-08-02
We wish to express our acknowledgments towards many modern writers on Greek and Roman myths. In particular, we would appreciatively record our debt to H.J.Rose's Handbook of Greek Mythology and other works, and Crowell's Handbook of ...
Author: Former Fellow at Cambridge Professor of Humanity at Edinburgh and Vice Chancellor John Hazel, Ma
Who's Who in Classical Mythology is the most complete and detailed reference book of its kind. It offers scholarly, yet accessible accounts of those mythological tales surrounding such gods as Apollo, Zeus, Athena and Dionysus, and mortals such as Achilles, Odysseus, Jason, Aeneas, Romulus and Remus and Tarquin. It contains over 1200 extensive entries, covering both Greek and Roman characters, providing detailed biographical information, together with historical and geographical background. In addition there are comprehensive genealogical trees of important mythological families and a detailed list of all Greek and Latin writers referred to in the text.
The New Century Classical Handbook (New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1962). Bulfinch, Thomas. Bulfinch's Mythology (New York: The Modern Library, 1998). Burkert, Walter. Ancient Mystery Cults (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, ...
Author: Nancy Conner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Romance, betrayal, passion, tragedy, violence, and scandal. No, it's not the latest reality TV search for love--it's classical mythology. For years, people have turned to the ancient Greek and Roman myths for entertaining reading, unbelievable storylines, unique characters, and unparalleled drama. This guide explains the great stories and how they still influence literature, entertainment, and everyday life. From heroes and heroines to monsters and villains, this entertaining guide covers it all. Inside, you will learn how: The Greeks defeated the Titans Odysseus tricked the Cyclops Hercules accomplished the twelve labors Peruses slew Medusa The Greeks bested the Trojans Hades abducted Persephone Bellerophon killed the Chimera With an easy reference chart of the gods and goddesses and their interrelations, this action-packed book helps you bring classical mythology to life!
Guerber, H. A. The Myths of Greece and Rome. New York: Dover Publications, 1993. Hamilton, Edith. Mythology. New York: New American Library, 1969. Harris, Stephen L., and Gloria Platzner. Classical Mythology: Images and Insights.
Author: Marianthe Colakis
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Category: Foreign Language Study
Designed as an introduction to classical mythology for middle and high-school students, presents retellings of favorite myths, sidebar summaries, and review exercises with the answers at the back of the book.
Greek traveller whose Description of Greece transmits myths connected with shrines and sanctuaries he visited. • Vergil (70–19 bc). Poet, whose touching Latin epic, the Aeneid, drew on Homer, tragedy, and Alexandrian literature to tell ...
Author: Richard Martin
This is an engaging introduction which explores the latest thinking about Classical mythology, the history of interpreting myths and the role of myths in cultural tradition, from painting to opera, philosophy, politics, drama, and religion in the modern day. It answers such questions as what are ancient myths and who invented them where do gods come from what makes a hero how is Classical myth used in the modern world and what approaches are there to the study of myth? Featuring further reading and case studies from antiquity to the modern day, this is an essential introduction to the myths which have been a fundamental part of Western culture throughout history.
book is a collection of the gods, heroes, and monsters that populate Classical mythology as well as of the places that feature in stories told about them. The number of myths that have been preserved in the works of ancient authors is ...
Author: Annette Giesecke
Publisher: Hachette UK
An encyclopedic A-to-Z guide, this beautifully illustrated volume offers hundreds of rich, fascinating definitions of 700 major and minor characters, creatures, and places of classical mythology. Classical Mythology A-to-Z is a comprehensive and engrossing guide to Greek and Roman mythology. Written by Annette Giesecke, PhD, Professor of Classics and Chair of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Delaware, this brilliant reference offers clear explanations of every character and locale, and captures the essence of these timeless tales. From the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus and the heroes of the Trojan War to the nymphs, monsters, and other mythical creatures that populate these ancient stories, Giesecke recounts, with clarity and energy, the details of more than 700 characters and places. Each definition includes cross-references to related characters, locations, and myths, as well their equivalent in Roman mythology and cult. In addition to being an important standalone work, Classical Mythology A-to-Z is also written, designed, and illustrated to serve as an essential companion to the bestselling illustrated 75th-anniversary edition of Mythology by Edith Hamilton, including 10 full-color plates and 2-color illustrations throughout by artist Jim Tierney.
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Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
Chronicles the voyages, quests, and travels of forty-four heroes and deities from Greek and Roman mythology and includes alternate versions of tales, symbolic interpretations, and a list of ancient sources for each entry
For centuries, in the Western world, mythology almost always implied Classical mythology, that is, the mythology of ancient Greece and Rome, and the fact that the word myth ( or muthos) is Greek has tended to reinforce this impression.
Author: Edgerton Skyes
Category: Literary Criticism
First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY IN ENGLISH LITERATURE From the Middle Ages to the beginning of the twentieth century, writers in English have continually returned to the stories of Greek and Roman mythology. In the process, those stories have often ...
Author: Geoffrey Miles
Category: Literary Collections
Classical Mythology in English Literature brings together a range of English versions of three classical myths. It allows students to explore the ways in which they have been reinterpreted and reinvented by writers throughout history. Beginning with a concise introduction to the principle Greco-Roman gods and heroes, the anthology then focuses on three stories: * Orpheus, the great musician and his quest to free his wife Eurydice from death * Venus and Adonis, the love goddess and the beautiful youth she loved * Pygmalion, the master sculptor who fell in love with his creation. Each section begins with the classical sources and ends with contemporary versions, showing how each myth has been used/abused or appropriated since its origins
INTRODUCTION The importance of Greek and Roman mythology is proved by its unfailing vitality . After the visible forms of states and empires had passed away , the myths of the ancients survived with their politics and philosophy and ...
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology aims to make the myths ofthe Greeks and Romans as accessible, entertaining, and enjoyable as possible for you. The book is divided into five parts. The adventures of both mortals and ...
Author: Kevin Osborn
Category: Literary Criticism
You're no idiot, of course. You can find Greece on a map, know that Kevin Sorbo stars as Hercules on TV, and have heard of Freud's Oedipus theory. But when it comes to classical mythology, you feel like you've been foiled by the gods. Don't curse Zeus yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Classical Mythology has all you need for a working knowledge of the timeless world of Greek and Roman myths.