Comprehensive and scholarly, this well-designed text presents Greek and Roman myths in a lively and easy-to-read manner. The material has been rearranged to make it easier to find and the new edition has been streamlined. 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. It also provides a cultural context so that readers can see how mythology has influenced the world and how it continues to influence society today.
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Review: Classical MythUser Review - Molly - Goodreads
“The Greek gods had personalities like those of humans and struggled with one another for position and power. They did not love humans (although some had favorites) and did not ask to be loved by them ... Read full review
Review: Classical MythUser Review - Goodreads
I used this book for a class, and while it gave all the information, I needed I didn't find it all that compelling to read. The author seems to know abundant information on both Greek civilization and the myths but it may be hard to read straight through.
The Nature of Myth
The Cultural Context of Classical Myth
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