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Classical Mythology (10th International Edition)

ISBN : 9780199997398

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¥7,304
Author: 
Mark P. O. Morford; Robert J. Lenardon; Michael Sham
Pages
880 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
208 x 254 mm
Pub date
Sep 2014
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  • Brings classical myths to life through a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary
  • Offers historical and cultural background
  • Provides ample interpretive material
  • Examines the enduring reception of classical mythology and its influence in the arts
  • Robust pedagogy and stunning full-color art

  
New to this Edition:

  • A new "Myth and Culture" feature that examines the reception of myths through the centuries in important works of fine art
  • An expanded Chapter 25 that looks at the impact of Greek mythology in the Roman World
  • An updated Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/morford with a wealth of resources for students and instructors

Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, Classical Mythology, International Tenth Edition, is the most comprehensive survey of classical mythology available. Featuring the authors' clear and extensive translations of original sources, it brings to life the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and engaging style. The text contains a wide variety of faithfully translated passages from Greek and Latin sources, including Homer, Hesiod, all the Homeric Hymns, Pindar, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Plato, Lucian, Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, and Seneca. 
 
Acclaimed authors Mark P.O. Morford and Robert J. Lenardon— joined by new coauthor Michael Sham—incorporates a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary to make the myths come alive for students. Offering historical and cultural background on the myths (including evidence from art and archaeology) they also provide ample interpretive material and examine the enduring survival of classical mythology and its influence in the fields of art, literature, music, dance, and film.

Index: 

Maps, Figures, and "Myth and Culture"
Preface
About the Authors
About the Website

PART ONE
THE MYTHS OF CREATION: THE GODS

1 Interpretation and Definition of Classical Mythology
Appendix to Chapter 1: Sources for Classical Mythology
2 Historical Background of Greek Mythology
3 Myths of Creation
4 Zeus' Rise to Power: The Creation of Mortals
Appendix to Chapter 4: Parallels in Myths of Greece and the Ancient Near East
5 The Twelve Olympians: Zeus, Hera, and Their Children
6 The Nature of the Gods and Greek Religion
7 Poseidon, Sea Deities, Group Divinities, and Monsters
8 Athena
9 Aphrodite and Eros
10 Artemis
Additional Reading: Euripides' Hippolytus
11 Apollo
Additional Reading: The Homeric Hymn to Pythian Apollo 
12 Hermes
13 Dionysus, Pan, Echo, and Narcissus
14 Demeter and the Eleusinian Mysteries
15 Views of the Afterlife: The Realm of Hades
16 Orpheus and Orphism: Mystery Religions in Roman Times

PART TWO
THE GREEK SAGAS

Introduction to the Greek Sagas
17 The Theban Saga
18 The Mycenaen Saga
Additional Reading: Orestes and the Three Electras 
19 The Trojan Saga and the Iliad 
Appendix to Chapter 19: Meleager and the Calydonian Boar Hunt 
20 The Returns and the Odyssey 
21 Perseus and the Legends of Argos
Appendix: Bellerophon and the Chimera
22 Heracles
23 Theseus and the Legends of Attica
24 Jason, Medea, and the Argonauts
Additional Reading: Jason and Medea in Euripides
 
PART THREE
THE NATURE OF ROMAN MYTHOLOGY

25 Greek Mythology in the Roman World
26 Roman Mythology and Saga

PART FOUR
THE SURVIVAL OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY

27 Classical Mythology in Literature
28 Classical Mythology in Music, Dance, and Film
 
Glossary of Mythological Words and Phrases in English
The Greek Spelling of Names
 
Indexes

A. Index of Authors, Composers, and Titles I-1
B. Glossary/Index of Mythological and Historical Persons, Places, and Subjects I-13
Color Plates 1-9 follow page
Color Plates 10-20 follow page 

About the author: 

Mark P.O. MorfordRobert J. Lenardon, and Michael Sham

  • Mark P.O. Morford is Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Virginia
  • Robert J. Lenardon is Professor of Classics Emeritus at The Ohio State University
  • Michael Sham is Professor of Classics at Siena College

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