9780131962941

Classical Myth

  • ISBN 13:

    9780131962941

  • ISBN 10:

    0131962949

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Comprehensive and scholarly, this well-designed and class-tested text presents Greek and Roman myths in a lively and easy-to-read manner. It features fresh translations, numerous illustrations (ancient and modern) of classical myths and legends, and commentary that emphasizes the anthropological, historical, religious, sociological, and economic contexts in which the myths were told.This book covers myths of creation, myths of fertility, myths of the Olympians, Heracles, Oedipus, Trojan War, Roman Myth, Odysseus, and more. It also introduces students to classic literary works by Homer, Hesiod, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Ovid.For anyone interested in learning more about the creation and modern interpretation of classical myths.

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