Classical Mythology A Very Short Introduction

Classical Mythology A Very Short Introduction

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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.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Helen Morales
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2007-08-23
File : 168 Pages
ISBN : 9780191579332


Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology

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Originally published: Handbook of classical mythology. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c2004.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : William Hansen
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2005
File : 393 Pages
ISBN : 9780195300352


Classical Mythology A To Z

Classical Mythology A To Z

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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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Genre : History
Author by : Annette Giesecke
Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
Release : 2020-10-06
File : 376 Pages
ISBN : 9780762497133


Dictionary Of Classical Mythology

Dictionary Of Classical Mythology

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Jenny March’s acclaimed Dictionary of Classical Mythology, first published in 1998 but long out of print, has been extensively revised and expanded including a completely new set of beautiful line-drawing illustrations for this Oxbow edition. It is a comprehensive A – Z guide to Greek and Roman mythology. All major myths, legends and fables are here, including gods and goddesses, heroes and villains, dangerous women, legendary creatures and monsters. Characters such as Achilles and Odysseus have extensive entries, as do epic journeys and heroic quests, like that of Jason and the Argonauts to win the Golden Fleece, all alongside a plethora of information on the creation of the cosmos, the many metamorphoses of gods and humans, and the Trojan War, plus more minor figures – nymphs, seers, kings, rivers, to name but a few. In this superbly authoritative work the myths are brilliantly retold, along with any major variants, and with extensive translations from ancient authors that give life to the narratives and a sense of the vibrant cultures that shaped the development of classical myth. The 172 illustrations give visual immediacy to the words, by showing how ancient artists perceived their gods and heroes. The impact of myths on ancient art is also explored, as is and their influence in the postclassical arts, emphasising the ongoing inspiration afforded by the ancient myths. Also included are two maps of the ancient world, a list of the ancient sources and their chronology, the more important genealogies, and an index of recurrent mythical motifs.

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Genre : History
Author by : Jennifer R. March
Publisher : Oxbow Books
Release : 2014-05-31
File : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9781782976356


Who S Who In Classical Mythology

Who S Who In Classical Mythology

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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.

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Genre : History
Author by : Michael Grant
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2004-08-02
File : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781134509423


Classical Mythology In Context

Classical Mythology In Context

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"Written for the way instructors teach and students learn, Classical Mythology in Context provides a truly contextualized treatment of classical myth that combines ancient sources, comparative perspectives, and modern and theoretical interpretations"--

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Author by : Associate Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies Lisa Maurizio
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2015-11
File : 712 Pages
ISBN : 0199782830


Handbook Of Classical Mythology

Handbook Of Classical Mythology

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An introduction to the mythological world of the Greeks and the Romans, combined with a chronology of myths and a dictionary of key characters, objects, and events. • A detailed timeline serves as a convenient "episode guide" chronicling events described in classical mythology • A comprehensive A–Z section offers a quick way to identify the gods, mortals, events, and objects that are key to specific myths

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : William F Hansen
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2004-06-10
File : 394 Pages
ISBN : 9781851096343


Classical Mythology The Basics

Classical Mythology The Basics

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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.

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Genre : History
Author by : Richard Martin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-04-28
File : 172 Pages
ISBN : 9781317539162


Classical Mythology Images And Insights

Classical Mythology Images And Insights

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Classical Mythology: Images and Insights approaches the study of myths through complete works of Greco-Roman literature, including six complete Greek dramas and generous excerpts from the narratives of Homer, Hesiod, Virgil, and Ovid, and through carefully chosen examples of classical works of art, both painting and sculpture. Combining literary masterpieces with the visual arts, this integrative approach offers readers a comprehensive experience with both cognitive and aesthetic appeal.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Stephen Harris
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2011-04-11
File : 1088 Pages
ISBN : 0073407526


The Everything Classical Mythology Book

The Everything Classical Mythology Book

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Presents an introduction to ancienct Greek and Roman myths, gods, goddesses, monsters, and magical beasts.

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Genre : Reference
Author by : Nancy Conner
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-02-10
File : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781440502408