Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology
Author: Mark P. O. Morford,Robert J. Lenardon
Pages: 576
ISBN: 0582285410
Available:
Release: 1985-01-01
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Featuring the authors' extensive, clear, and faithful translations of original sources, Classical Mythology, Seventh Edition, retells the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and engaging style. Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, it incorporates a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary to make classical myths come alive for students. The discussion covers comparative and interpretative approaches as well as evidence from art and archaeology. The authors also examine the enduring survival of classical mythology in the fields of art, literature, music, dance, and film.Classical Mythology, Seventh Edition, enables students to explore the fascinating nature of Greek and Roman gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines and to appreciate the most significant ancient sources of classical legends and myths. The text is beautifully enhanced by 180 illustrations, in both color and black and white.Classical Mythology, Seventh Edition features:* More extensive translations of works by the ancient authors: Selections by Greek authors include all thirty-three Homeric Hymns; the important passages in Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days; and excerpts from Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Plato, Lucian, Pindar, the Pre-Socratic philosophers, and the Lyric poets. Works by Latin authors including Ovid, Vergil, Statius, Manilius, and Seneca are also provided.* An expanded art program: Sixty-six new illustrations--selected from both the ancient and the modern world--appear throughout the text and are accompanied by substantial and informative captions. Three new maps are also included.* Text boxes--incorporated for the first time--explore a variety of new topics and highlight interpretative approaches.* A selected bibliography is included for each chapter.* More explanatory material is integrated throughout, including a "Glossary of Mythological Words and Phrases in English."* Companion website: www.classicalmythology.org includes chapter-by-chapter summaries, suggested activities, maps, practice test questions, and PowerPoint lecture slides. The website has been revised to enhance the multifaceted subjects treated in the text and to provide links to numerous helpful resources.

Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology
Author: William Hansen,William F. Hansen
Pages: 393
ISBN: 9780195300352
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published: Handbook of classical mythology. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c2004.

Classical Mythology A to Z

Classical Mythology A to Z
Author: Annette Giesecke
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9780762497133
Available:
Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Black Dog & Leventhal
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An encyclopedic A-to-Z guide, this beautifully illustrated volume offers hundreds of rich, fascinating definitions of 700 major and minor characters, creatures, and places of classical mythology. Classical Mythology A-to-Z is a comprehensive and engrossing guide to Greek and Roman mythology. Written by Annette Giesecke, PhD, Professor of Classics and Chair of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Delaware, this brilliant reference offers clear explanations of every character and locale, and captures the essence of these timeless tales. From the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus and the heroes of the Trojan War to the nymphs, monsters, and other mythical creatures that populate these ancient stories, Giesecke recounts, with clarity and energy, the details of more than 700 characters and places. Each definition includes cross-references to related characters, locations, and myths, as well their equivalent in Roman mythology and cult. In addition to being an important standalone work, Classical Mythology A-to-Z is also written, designed, and illustrated to serve as an essential companion to the bestselling illustrated 75th-anniversary edition of Mythology by Edith Hamilton, including 10 full-color plates and 2-color illustrations throughout by artist Jim Tierney.

Classical Mythology A Very Short Introduction

Classical Mythology  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Helen Morales
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780192804761
Available:
Release: 2007-08-23
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

From Zeus and Europa, to Diana, Pan, and Prometheus, the myths of ancient Greece and Rome seem to exert a timeless power over us. But what do those myths represent, and why are they so enduringly fascinating? This imaginative and stimulating Very Short Introduction goes beyond a simple retelling of the stories to explore the rich history and diverse interpretations of classical myths in both high art and popular culture.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Classical Mythology

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Classical Mythology
Author: Kevin Osborn,Dana Burgess
Pages: 406
ISBN: 0028623851
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

An introduction to Greek and Roman mythology provides explanations of all the gods and their roles, origins of the myths and theories on who wrote them, and the function of myths in society

Handbook of Classical Mythology

Handbook of Classical Mythology
Author: William F Hansen
Pages: 394
ISBN: 9781851096343
Available:
Release: 2004-06-10
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

An introduction to the mythological world of the Greeks and the Romans, combined with a chronology of myths and a dictionary of key characters, objects, and events. • A detailed timeline serves as a convenient "episode guide" chronicling events described in classical mythology • A comprehensive A–Z section offers a quick way to identify the gods, mortals, events, and objects that are key to specific myths

Classical Mythology in English Literature

Classical Mythology in English Literature
Author: Geoffrey Miles
Pages: 472
ISBN: 9781134754649
Available:
Release: 2002-09-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Classical Mythology in English Literature brings together a range of English versions of three classical myths. It allows students to explore the ways in which they have been reinterpreted and reinvented by writers throughout history. Beginning with a concise introduction to the principle Greco-Roman gods and heroes, the anthology then focuses on three stories: * Orpheus, the great musician and his quest to free his wife Eurydice from death * Venus and Adonis, the love goddess and the beautiful youth she loved * Pygmalion, the master sculptor who fell in love with his creation. Each section begins with the classical sources and ends with contemporary versions, showing how each myth has been used/abused or appropriated since its origins

Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology
Author: Mark P. O. Morford,Robert J. Lenardon
Pages: 636
ISBN: 0195143388
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Classical Mythology, Sixth Edition, continues to build on its best-selling tradition of focusing on the literary tradition of Greek and Roman mythology through extensive translations of original mythological sources. Its coverage of comparative and interpretative approaches as well as evidencefrom art and archeology is expanded in this edition. Morford and Lenardon's insightful and accessible discussion of classical myths in their historical and cultural settings, as well as their survival in literature, art, music, and film, remains unparalleled: This comprehensive introduction toclassical mythology features new translations, expanded critical coverage, an expanded art program, and a new web site.

Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Dictionary of Classical Mythology
Author: Jennifer R. March
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781782976356
Available:
Release: 2014-05-31
Editor: Oxbow Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Jenny March’s acclaimed Dictionary of Classical Mythology, first published in 1998 but long out of print, has been extensively revised and expanded including a completely new set of beautiful line-drawing illustrations for this Oxbow edition. It is a comprehensive A – Z guide to Greek and Roman mythology. All major myths, legends and fables are here, including gods and goddesses, heroes and villains, dangerous women, legendary creatures and monsters. Characters such as Achilles and Odysseus have extensive entries, as do epic journeys and heroic quests, like that of Jason and the Argonauts to win the Golden Fleece, all alongside a plethora of information on the creation of the cosmos, the many metamorphoses of gods and humans, and the Trojan War, plus more minor figures – nymphs, seers, kings, rivers, to name but a few. In this superbly authoritative work the myths are brilliantly retold, along with any major variants, and with extensive translations from ancient authors that give life to the narratives and a sense of the vibrant cultures that shaped the development of classical myth. The 172 illustrations give visual immediacy to the words, by showing how ancient artists perceived their gods and heroes. The impact of myths on ancient art is also explored, as is and their influence in the postclassical arts, emphasising the ongoing inspiration afforded by the ancient myths. Also included are two maps of the ancient world, a list of the ancient sources and their chronology, the more important genealogies, and an index of recurrent mythical motifs.

The Penguin Book of Classical Myths

The Penguin Book of Classical Myths
Author: Jennifer March
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9780141920597
Available:
Release: 2008-06-05
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The figures and events of classical myths underpin our culture and the constellations named after them fill the night sky. Whether it’s the raging Minotaur trapped in the Cretan labyrinth or the twelve labours of Hercules, Aphrodite’s birth from the waves or Zeus visiting Danae as a shower of gold, the mythology of Greece and Rome is full of unforgettable stories. All the stories of the Greek tragedies – Oedipus, Medea, Antigone – are there; all the events of the Trojan wars and of Odysseus and Aeneas’ epic journeys; the founding of Athens and of Rome... These are the strangest tales of love, war, betrayal and heroism ever told and, while brilliantly retelling them, this book shows how they echo through the works of much later writers from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Camus and Ted Hughes. Full of attractive illustrations and laid out in eighteen clear chapters (the titles include ‘Dangerous Women’ and ‘Heroes’), Dr Jennifer March has written a fascinating guide to the myths of classical civilization that is as readable as a novel.

Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1435162889
Available:
Release: 2016-08-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Classical Mythology International Edition

Classical Mythology  International Edition
Author: Mark P. O. Morford,Robert J. Lenardon,Michael Sham
Pages: 798
ISBN: 019999739X
Available:
Release: 2014-08
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This edition of 'Classical Mythology', is a survey of classical mythology available in one volume. Featuring the authors' translations of original sources as well as their explanations and commentary, the book brings to life the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and engaging style.

Classical Mythology More

Classical Mythology   More
Author: Marianthe Colakis,Mary Joan Masello
Pages: 459
ISBN: 9780865165731
Available:
Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Designed as an introduction to classical mythology for middle and high-school students, presents retellings of favorite myths, sidebar summaries, and review exercises with the answers at the back of the book.

100 Characters from Classical Mythology

100 Characters from Classical Mythology
Author: Malcolm Day
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0764160060
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: B.E.S. Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This entertaining and enlightening book charts 100 of the most prominent characters from Greco-Roman mythology, including the primordial deities, the great gods of Olympus, and the shadowy inhabitants of Hades. Features full-color illustrations from classic mythology.

Classical Mythology in Context

Classical Mythology in Context
Author: Associate Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies Lisa Maurizio,Lisa Maurizio
Pages: 712
ISBN: 0199782830
Available:
Release: 2015-11
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"Written for the way instructors teach and students learn, Classical Mythology in Context provides a truly contextualized treatment of classical myth that combines ancient sources, comparative perspectives, and modern and theoretical interpretations"--

The Everything Classical Mythology Book

The Everything Classical Mythology Book
Author: Nancy Conner
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781440502408
Available:
Release: 2010-02-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents an introduction to ancienct Greek and Roman myths, gods, goddesses, monsters, and magical beasts.

Classical Mythology The Basics

Classical Mythology  The Basics
Author: Richard Martin
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9781317539162
Available:
Release: 2016-04-28
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is an engaging introduction which explores the latest thinking about Classical mythology, the history of interpreting myths and the role of myths in cultural tradition, from painting to opera, philosophy, politics, drama, and religion in the modern day. It answers such questions as what are ancient myths and who invented them where do gods come from what makes a hero how is Classical myth used in the modern world and what approaches are there to the study of myth? Featuring further reading and case studies from antiquity to the modern day, this is an essential introduction to the myths which have been a fundamental part of Western culture throughout history.

Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Dictionary of Classical Mythology
Author: John Edward Zimmerman
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9780553257762
Available:
Release: 1966
Editor: Bantam
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Provides brief information on themes, specific works, authors, place names, and major characters

Women of Classical Mythology

Women of Classical Mythology
Author: Robert E. Bell
Pages: 462
ISBN: UOM:49015002844232
Available:
Release: 1991
Editor: Abc-Clio Incorporated
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Offers information on women from mythology, including heroines, murderesses, lovers, female animals and monsters, hermaphrodites, and transsexuals

Who s Who in Classical Mythology

Who s Who in Classical Mythology
Author: Michael Grant,John Hazel
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781134509423
Available:
Release: 2004-08-02
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Who's Who in Classical Mythology is the most complete and detailed reference book of its kind. It offers scholarly, yet accessible accounts of those mythological tales surrounding such gods as Apollo, Zeus, Athena and Dionysus, and mortals such as Achilles, Odysseus, Jason, Aeneas, Romulus and Remus and Tarquin. It contains over 1200 extensive entries, covering both Greek and Roman characters, providing detailed biographical information, together with historical and geographical background. In addition there are comprehensive genealogical trees of important mythological families and a detailed list of all Greek and Latin writers referred to in the text.