Comprehensive and scholarly, this well-designed and class-tested text 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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TYPES OF MYTH
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Achilles Aeneas Agamemnon ancient animals Aphrodite Apollo Argos Artemis Athenian Athens Attic vase Bacchae beautiful birth blood body bronze brother bull Cadmus called cattle Chapter child classical Crete Cronus cult dance dark daughter dead death Delphi Demeter Dionysus divine earth Euripides eyes fate father folktale Gaea gave ghost girl goddess gods golden Greece Greek myth Hades hand head heart heaven Hephaestus Hera Heracles Hermes hero Hesiod Homeric Hymn honor human Iliad immortals island Jason killed king land Leto lived male married mighty Minos monster mortal mother mountain Mycenae mythical never nymphs Odysseus Oedipus Olympus once oracle Orpheus Osiris Ovid palace Pentheus Persephone Perseus poem poet Poseidon Prometheus river Roman Rome sacrifice sexual sixth century B.C. soul spirit story tell temple Thebes Theseus Tiresias traditional tragedy tree Trojan Troy Typhoeus underworld Vergil wife woman women words Zeus