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Classical Myth


Publisher: Pearson Education (US)


Language:English | Number of Pages: 752 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0131962949 | Isbn-13: 9780131962941 | Publish date:  | Edition 5

Also available as: Hardcover

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Book Description
Comprehensive and scholarly, this well-designed book 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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    Introduction to a mythical world

    This is usually used as a textbook for the introductory course to classical mythology. It gives great intro to the mythical stories that we often hear in literatures, music, and movies. The stories and their significance are very satisfying reads.

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