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

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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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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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