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Classical Mythology in Context

Author : Lisa Maurizio
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2022
Category : Mythology, Greek
ISBN : 0190081848
File Size : 20,9 Mb
Total Download : 577


Book Summary: "Classical Mythology in Context offers students an approach to understanding how Greek myths acquire meaning and significance in their historical, theoretical, comparative, and later artistic contexts. It integrates these four areas of inquiry into a dynamic, challenging, yet accessible format. Classical Mythology in Context is further distinguished by its inclusion of a robust se-lection of Greek sources, as well as Roman and Ancient Near Eastern texts"--

Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Author : Helen Morales
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2007-08-23
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780191579332
File Size : 37,9 Mb
Total Download : 415


Book Summary: 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.

Classical Mythology in Context

Author : Maurizio
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2015-11-13
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 0190629835
File Size : 28,9 Mb
Total Download : 230


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Classical Mythology

Author : William F. Hansen,William Hansen
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2005
Category : History
ISBN : 9780195300352
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Total Download : 331


Book Summary: "Classical Mythology offers newcomers and long-time enthusiasts new ways to navigate the world of Greek and Roman myths, beginning by exploring the landscapes where the myths are set. It then provides a richly detailed timeline of mythic episodes from the origin of the cosmos to the end of the Heroic Age--plus an illustrated mythological dictionary listing significant characters, places, events, objects, and concepts."--Provided by publisher.

Classical Mythology: The Basics

Author : Richard Martin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-04-28
Category : History
ISBN : 9781317539162
File Size : 10,9 Mb
Total Download : 335


Book Summary: 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.

Handbook of Classical Mythology

Author : Randall Hansen,William F. Hansen
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2004
Category : Mythology, Classical
ISBN : 9781576072264
File Size : 12,9 Mb
Total Download : 163


Book Summary: 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. Handbook of Classical Mythology offers newcomers and long-time enthusiasts new ways to navigate the world of Greek and Roman myths. Written by a foremost mythologist, the book begins by exploring the sources and landscapes from which the myths emerged. It then provides a richly detailed timeline of mythic episodes from the creation of the cosmos to the end of the Heroic Age--plus an illustrated mythological dictionary listing every significant character, place, event, and object. Whether exploring the world that gave rise to ancient mythology or researching a specific piece of the whole, the handbook is the best introduction available to the extraordinary cast of these tales (gods, nymphs, satyrs, monsters, heroes) and the natural and supernatural stages upon which their fates are played out. 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

The Uses of Greek Mythology

Author : Ken Dowden
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2002-09-11
Category : History
ISBN : 9781134926275
File Size : 18,8 Mb
Total Download : 461


Book Summary: 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.

Myths and Tragedies in Their Ancient Greek Contexts

Author : Richard Buxton,Richard G. A. Buxton
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2013-07-25
Category : History
ISBN : 9780199557615
File Size : 27,8 Mb
Total Download : 960


Book Summary: This work brings together Richard Buxton's studies of Greek mythology and Greek tragedy, focusing especially on the interrelationship between the two. Situating and contextualising topics and themes within the world of ancient Greece, he traces the intricate variations and retellings which they underwent in Greek antiquity.