Classical Myth

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Pearson Longman, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 694 pages
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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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User Review  - Poodlerat - LibraryThing

An excellent introduction to the Greek and Roman myths, and the history behind them. Briefly covers Greek and Roman history, to allow the reader to put the myths into their proper historical and cultural contexts. Read full review

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User Review  - Sam - 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. Read full review


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