Classical Mythology Book
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Classical Mythology


  • Author : Mark P. O. Morford
  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1985-01-01
  • Genre: Mitologii︠a︡
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 0582285410

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Featuring the authors' extensive, clear, and faithful translations of original sources, Classical Mythology, Seventh Edition, retells the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and engaging style. Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, it incorporates a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening 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.Classical Mythology, Seventh Edition, enables 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. The text is beautifully enhanced by 180 illustrations, in both color and black and white.Classical Mythology, Seventh Edition features:* More extensive translations of works by the ancient authors: Selections by Greek authors include all thirty-three 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.* An expanded art program: Sixty-six new illustrations--selected from both the ancient and the modern world--appear throughout the text and are accompanied by substantial and informative captions. Three new maps are also included.* Text boxes--incorporated for the first time--explore a variety of new topics and highlight interpretative approaches.* A selected bibliography is included for each chapter.* More explanatory material is integrated throughout, including a "Glossary of Mythological Words and Phrases in English."* Companion website: www.classic

Classical Mythology A to Z Book

Classical Mythology A to Z


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

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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.

Dictionary of Classical Mythology Book

Dictionary of Classical Mythology


  • Author : Jennifer R. March
  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • Release Date : 2014-05-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782976356

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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.

Classical Mythology  A Very Short Introduction Book
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Classical Mythology A Very Short Introduction


  • Author : Helen Morales
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2007-08-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191579332

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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.

The Penguin Book of Classical Myths Book
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The Penguin Book of Classical Myths


  • Author : Jenny March
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2008-06-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141920597

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The figures and events of classical myths underpin our culture and the constellations named after them fill the night sky. Whether it’s the raging Minotaur trapped in the Cretan labyrinth or the twelve labours of Hercules, Aphrodite’s birth from the waves or Zeus visiting Danae as a shower of gold, the mythology of Greece and Rome is full of unforgettable stories. All the stories of the Greek tragedies – Oedipus, Medea, Antigone – are there; all the events of the Trojan wars and of Odysseus and Aeneas’ epic journeys; the founding of Athens and of Rome... These are the strangest tales of love, war, betrayal and heroism ever told and, while brilliantly retelling them, this book shows how they echo through the works of much later writers from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Camus and Ted Hughes. Full of attractive illustrations and laid out in eighteen clear chapters (the titles include ‘Dangerous Women’ and ‘Heroes’), Dr Jennifer March has written a fascinating guide to the myths of classical civilization that is as readable as a novel.

Classical Mythology Book

Classical Mythology


  • Author : William F. Hansen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195300352

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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."--Provided by publisher.

Who s Who in Classical Mythology Book

Who s Who in Classical Mythology


  • Author : Michael Grant
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-08-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134509423

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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.

The Everything Classical Mythology Book Book

The Everything Classical Mythology Book


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

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

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Classical Mythology Book
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The Complete Idiot s Guide to Classical Mythology


  • Author : Kevin Osborn
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 0028623851

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An introduction to Greek and Roman mythology provides explanations of all the gods and their roles, origins of the myths and theories on who wrote them, and the function of myths in society

Handbook of Classical Mythology Book

Handbook of Classical Mythology


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

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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

A Smaller Classical Mythology Book
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A Smaller Classical Mythology


  • Author : William Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1882
  • Genre: Mythology, Classical
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433068188766

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Who s Who in Classical Mythology Book

Who s Who in Classical Mythology


  • Author : Michael Grant
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-08-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 581
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134509430

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Who s Who in Classical Mythology Excerpt :

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.

The Everything Classical Mythology Book Book

The Everything Classical Mythology Book


  • Author : Nancy Conner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-01-18
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440502415

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Romance, betrayal, passion, tragedy, violence, and scandal. No, it's not the latest reality TV search for love--it's classical mythology. For years, people have turned to the ancient Greek and Roman myths for entertaining reading, unbelievable storylines, unique characters, and unparalleled drama. This guide explains the great stories and how they still influence literature, entertainment, and everyday life. From heroes and heroines to monsters and villains, this entertaining guide covers it all. Inside, you will learn how: The Greeks defeated the Titans Odysseus tricked the Cyclops Hercules accomplished the twelve labors Peruses slew Medusa The Greeks bested the Trojans Hades abducted Persephone Bellerophon killed the Chimera With an easy reference chart of the gods and goddesses and their interrelations, this action-packed book helps you bring classical mythology to life!

Classical Mythology   More Book
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Classical Mythology More


  • Author : Marianthe Colakis
  • Publisher : Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 459
  • ISBN 10 : 9780865165731

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Designed as an introduction to classical mythology for middle and high-school students, presents retellings of favorite myths, sidebar summaries, and review exercises with the answers at the back of the book.

Classical Mythology  The Basics Book

Classical Mythology The Basics


  • Author : Richard Martin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317539162

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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.