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Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology
Author: William F. Hansen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 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.
Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Helen Morales
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-08-23 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
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? 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 in both high art and popular culture.
Classical Mythology
Language: en
Pages: 393
Authors: William F. Hansen, William Hansen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"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.
The Penguin Book of Classical Myths
Language: en
Pages: 590
Authors: Jenny March
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Penguin UK
The greatest legends of all time, splendidly retold The myths of ancient Greece and Rome are the most dramatic and unforgettable tales of love, war, heroism, and betrayal ever told. Whether it?s Icarus flying too close to the sun, Prometheus stealing fire from the gods, or the tragedy of Oedipus, their characters have inspired art, literature, plays, and films. Now, renowned classics scholar Jenny March presents a dazzling reinterpretation of these time-honored myths. Laid out in eighteen clear chapters (like ?Dangerous Women? and ?Heroes?) and providing the origins, development, and interpretation of each myth, this is the essential guide to the stories that have shaped our world.
Classical Mythology
Language: en
Pages: 721
Authors: Mark P. O. Morford, Robert J. Lenardon, Michael Sham
Categories: Mythology, Classical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, Classical Mythology, Eleventh Edition, is the most comprehensive survey of classical mythology available--and the first full-color textbook of its kind. Featuring the authors' clear and extensive translations of original sources, it brings to life the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and engaging style. The text contains a wide variety of faithfully translated passages from Greek and Latin sources, including Homer, Hesiod, all the Homeric Hymns, Pindar, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Plato, Lucian, Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, and Seneca. Acclaimed authors Mark P.O. Morford, Robert J. Lenardon, and Michael Sham incorporate a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary to make the myths come alive for students. Offering historical and cultural background, they also examine the enduring survival of classical mythology and its influence in the fields of art, literature, music, dance, and film.
Classical Mythology, International Edition
Language: en
Pages: 798
Authors: Mark P. O. Morford, Robert J. Lenardon, Michael Sham
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08 - Publisher:
This edition of 'Classical Mythology', is a survey of classical mythology available in one volume. Featuring the authors' translations of original sources as well as their explanations and commentary, the book brings to life the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and engaging style.
Classical Mythology in Context
Language: en
Pages: 712
Authors: Associate Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies Lisa Maurizio, Lisa Maurizio
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"Written for the way instructors teach and students learn, Classical Mythology in Context provides a truly contextualized treatment of classical myth that combines ancient sources, comparative perspectives, and modern and theoretical interpretations"--
Classical Mythology
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Associate Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies Lisa Maurizio, Lisa Maurizio
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-28 - Publisher:
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The Mirror of the Gods
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: Malcolm Bull
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-04-27 - Publisher: Penguin UK
Perhaps the single most revolutionary aspect of the Renaissance was the re-emergence of the gods and goddesses of antiquity. In the midst of Christian Europe, artists began to decorate luxury goods with scandalous stories from classical mythology, and rulers to identify themselves with the deities of ancient religion. The resulting fusion of erotic fantasy and political power changed the course of Western art and produced many of its most magical and subversive works. The first book ever to survey this extraordinary phenomenon in its entirety, The Mirror of the Gods takes the story from the Renaissance to the Baroque. Each chapter focuses on a particular god (Diana, Apollo, Hercules, Venus, Bacchus, Jupiter) and recounts the tales about that deity, not as they appear in classical literature but as they were re-created by artists such as Botticelli, Titian, Bernini and Rembrandt. And yet this is not a book simply about painting and sculpture. It is an attempt to re-imagine the entire designed world of the Renaissance, where the gods also appeared in carnival floats and in banquet displays, and entertained the public in the form of snow men and fireworks. This rich and original new portrait of the Renaissance will ensure
Handbook of Classical Mythology
Language: en
Pages: 394
Authors: Randall Hansen, William F. Hansen
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
Presents classic stories of the Greeks and Romans, along with geographical and historical background information.
The Everything Classical Mythology Book
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Nancy Conner
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-10 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Presents an introduction to ancienct Greek and Roman myths, gods, goddesses, monsters, and magical beasts.