Classical Myth

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 695 pages
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The fourth edition of CLASSICAL MYTH continues to frame ancient Greek and Roman myths and legends within their anthropological, historical, religious, sociological, and economic contexts. This text also provides students with modern translations of ancient works, information on the influence of Near Eastern myth, and concise sidebar essays that demonstrate how specific myths were appropriated in later times. The fourth edition includes:
  • Additional readings from ancient sources
  • Completely revised bibliographies of modern works
  • Over 200 images to help students visualize mythical personalities and events

Accompanying this text is a Companion Website(TM) offering tools for instructors and students alike. Visit www.prenhall.com/powell for updated links to a vast array of resources, an interactive study guide, self-scoring quizzes, and more.

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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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User Review  - Catherine Woodman - Goodreads

I think that it is very hard to strike the right balance with a book that is summarizing the classic myths of Greece--this book has some great excerpts from the original sources (which were written ... Read full review

Contents

The Nature of Myth
1
THE STUDY OF MYTH
12
GREEK HISTORY
20
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Barry B. Powell is Halls-Bascom Professor of Classics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His previous publications include "Homer and the Origin of the Greek Alphabet "(1991), "A Short Introduction to Classical Myth" (2001), "Writing and the Origins of Greek Literature" (2002), "Classical Myth" (fourth edition, 2004), and "The Greeks: History, Culture, and Society" (with Ian Morris, 2005).

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