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1-Classical Mythology


 Mark P. O. Morford, Robert J. Lenardon

Featuring extensive and faithful translations of original sources, this text re-tells the myths and legends of Greece andRome. Building on the tradition of previous editions, it incorporates a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and commentary to make classical myths come alive for students. The discussion covers comparative and interpretative approaches as well as evidence from art and archaeology. The authors also examine the enduring survival of classical mythology in the fields of art, literature, music, dance, and film. The book aims to enable students to explore the fascinating nature of Greek and Roman gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines and to appreciate the most significant ancient sources of classical legends and myths. This new edition offers: more extensive translations of works by the ancient authors (selections by Greek authors include all 33 Homeric Hymns); the important passages in Hesiod's "Theogony" and "Works and Days"; and excerpts from Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Plato, Lucian, Pindar, the Pre-Socratic philosophers, and the Lyric poets. Works by Latin authors including Ovid, Vergil, Statius, Manilius, and Seneca are also provided, and there are 66 additional illustrations - selected from both the ancient and the modern world - which appear throughout the text and are accompanied by substantial and informative captions. This edition also adds three new maps and incorporates for the first time text boxes that explore a variety of new topics and highlight interpretative approaches. There is a selected bibliography for each chapter and additional explanatory material throughout, including a "Glossary of Mythological Words and Phrases in English" The companion website for "Classical Mythology" includes chapter-by-chapter summaries, suggested activities, maps, and practice test questions. It is revised to enhance the multifaceted subjects treated in the seventh edition of the text.


2-Dictionary of Classical Mythology


John Edward Zimmerman

Ingram
Includes both major and minor characters from Greek and Roman mythology, place names, symbols, allusions in literature, etc.
From the Publisher
"A knowledge of classical mythology is indispensable in understanding and appreciating much of the great literature, sculpture, and painting of both the ancients and the moderns. Unless we know the marvelous stories of the deities and heroes of the ancients, their great literature and art as much later work down to the present day will remain unintelligible. Through the centuries from Chaucer, Spencer, Shakespeare, and Milton on, not only the major writers but also hundreds of lesser writers have retold the old tales or used them as a point of departure for new interpretations in terms of contemporary problems and psychology."--From author's Introduction

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"knowledge of classical mythology is indispensable in understanding and appreciating much of the great literature, sculpture, and painting of both the ancients and the moderns. Unless we know the marvelous stories of the deities and heroes of the ancients, their great literature and art as much later work down to the present day will remain unintelligible. Through the centuries from Chaucer, Spencer, Shakespeare, and Milton on, not only the major writers but also hundreds of lesser writers have retold the old tales or used them as a point of departure for new interpretations in terms of contemporary problems and psychology."--From author's Introduction

3-The Greek Myths


 Robert Graves


From Publishers Weekly
Graves's (I, Claudius) classic renditions of the Greek myths are presented here in a single heavily illustrated volume.
Language Notes
Text: English, Greek (translation)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Book Description
Endymion, Pelops, Daedalus, and Pygmalion -- we recognize the names, but what are the stories behind these and other familiar gods from the Greek pantheon -- names that recur throughout the history of European culture?
Drawing on an enormous range of sources, Robert Graves has brought together elements of these myths in simple narrative form. He retells the adventures of the most important gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks. His work has become the reference for the serious scholar as well as the casual inquirer.

4-The Power of Myth


Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers

Ingram
A series of conversations between Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers explores the importance of the sacrifice theme in mythology, as well as the concept of the "follow your bliss" philosophy.

5-Classical Mythology: Images and Insights


Stephen Harris, Gloria Platzner

An introduction to Greek and Roman mythology combining theoretical treatment of myth with primary literature and art; Incorporates selections and complete works of Greco-Roman myths such as Hesiod'sTheogony, the Homeric hymns, and Ovid'sMetamorphoses, with critical introductions and discussion and review questions. Discusses Greek myth's concepts and divinities, contrasts Greek and Roman myth, modern art and literature incorporating mythology. Includes a separate chapter devoted to the Great Goddess. Includes b&w illustrations. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Book Description

Comprehensive and beautifully illustrated, this is the only classical mythology text that combines thorough coverage of theoretical approaches to myth with a substantial anthology of primary works. More than 700 pages of primary selections, many of them complete works, include major hymns, epics, and plays of classical myth, while more than 200 photographs of classical works of art illustrate how the Greeks and Romans envisioned gods.

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