Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Helen Morales

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 2007-08-23

Total Pages: 167

ISBN-13: 0192804766

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From Zeus to Europa, to Pan and Prometheus, the myths of ancient Greece and Rome continue to pervade the numerous facets of our existence. The author explores the rich history and varying interpretations of classical myth in both high art and popular culture as well as its ongoing influence in modern society.


Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Helen Morales

Publisher: OUP Oxford

Published: 2007-08-23

Total Pages: 168

ISBN-13: 0191579335

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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.


Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology

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Published: 2023

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781398831773

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A stunning collection of myths and legends from Ancient Greece and Rome, retold by a variety of expert storytellers.


Myth

Myth

Author: Robert Alan Segal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 2015

Total Pages: 161

ISBN-13: 0198724705

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This Very Short Introduction explores different approaches to myth from several disciplines, including science, religion, philosophy, literature, and psychology. In this new edition, Robert Segal considers both the future study of myth as well as the impact of areas such as cognitive science and the latest approaches to narrative theory.


Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology

Author: William F. Hansen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 2005

Total Pages: 410

ISBN-13: 0195300351

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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.


Classical Mythology: The Basics

Classical Mythology: The Basics

Author: Richard Martin

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2016-04-28

Total Pages: 185

ISBN-13: 1317539168

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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.


The Library of Greek Mythology

The Library of Greek Mythology

Author: Apollodorus

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 1998

Total Pages: 340

ISBN-13: 9780192839244

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A new translation of an important text for Greek mythology used as a source book by classicists from antiquity to Robert Graves, The Library of Greek Mythology is a complete summary of early Greek myth, telling the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated with the main heroes and heroines, from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy. Using the ancient system of detailed histories of the great families, it contains invaluable genealogical diagrams for maximum clarity.


Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Author: William Allan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

Published: 2014-03-27

Total Pages: 161

ISBN-13: 019164336X

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From popular histories through to reworkings of classical subject matter by contemporary poets, dramatists, and novelists, the classical world and the masterpieces of its literature continue to fascinate readers and audiences in a huge variety of media. In this Very Short Introduction, William Allan explores what the 'classics' are and why they continue to shape our Western concepts of literature. Presenting a range of material from both Greek and Latin literature, he illustrates the variety and sophistication of these works, and considers examples from all the major genres. Ideal for the general reader interested in works of classic literature, as well as students at A-Level and University, this is a lively and lucid guide to the major authors and literary forms of the ancient period. 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.


A Short Introduction to Classical Myth

A Short Introduction to Classical Myth

Author: Barry B. Powell

Publisher: Pearson

Published: 2001

Total Pages: 252

ISBN-13:

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For an undergraduate level course in Classical Mythology. Helping students gain a more meaningful understanding of the origin of the concept "myth" in the ancient world, this practical guide provides information on the social and historical background of classical myth, as well as commentary on the primary literary texts most often read in courses on Greek myth--including Homer, Hesiod, the tragedians, the historians, Ovid, and Vergil. Written by an internationally acclaimed scholar, the book is an ideal supplement in courses using primary sources. (Penguin paperbacks of these texts are available shrink-wrapped with this book.)