Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology
Author: Mark P. O. Morford,Robert J. Lenardon
Pages: 576
ISBN: UVA:X001115221
Available:
Release: 1985
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An excellent primer on classical mythology for readers who have little or no background of classical knowledge.

Classical Mythology

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

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: en

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.

Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology
Author: Mark P. O. Morford,Robert J. Lenardon,Michael Sham
Pages: 784
ISBN: 0190851643
Available:
Release: 2018
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, Classical Mythology, Eleventh Edition, is the most comprehensive survey of classical mythology available--and the first full-color textbook of its kind. 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, Robert J. Lenardon, and Michael Sham incorporate a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary to make the myths come alive for students. Offering historical and cultural background, they also examine the enduring survival of classical mythology and its influence in the fields of art, literature, music, dance, and film.

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: en

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"--

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: en

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 More

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

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.

Classical Mythology in English Literature

Classical Mythology in English Literature
Author: Geoffrey Miles
Pages: 472
ISBN: 9781134754632
Available:
Release: 2002-09-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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

The Penguin Dictionary of Classical Mythology

The Penguin Dictionary of Classical Mythology
Author: Pierre Grimal,Stephen Kershaw,A. R. Maxwell-Hyslop
Pages: 466
ISBN: 0140512357
Available:
Release: 1991
Editor: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Brief entries describe the main characters and events of Greek and Roman mythology

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: en

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.

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.

Classical Mythology

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

Explanation of the Book:

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 Images and Insights

Classical Mythology  Images and Insights
Author: Stephen Harris,Gloria Platzner
Pages: 1088
ISBN: 0073407526
Available:
Release: 2011-04-11
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Classical Mythology: Images and Insights approaches the study of myths through complete works of Greco-Roman literature, including six complete Greek dramas and generous excerpts from the narratives of Homer, Hesiod, Virgil, and Ovid, and through carefully chosen examples of classical works of art, both painting and sculpture. Combining literary masterpieces with the visual arts, this integrative approach offers readers a comprehensive experience with both cognitive and aesthetic appeal.

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: en

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

Dictionary of Classical Mythology

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

Greek Mythology The Gods Goddesses and Heroes Handbook

Greek Mythology  The Gods  Goddesses  and Heroes Handbook
Author: Liv Albert
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781507215494
Available:
Release: 2021-03-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Finally sort out who’s who in Greek mythology—from gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everyone in between! Greek mythology continues to appear in popular movies and books today but have you ever wondered about where these characters started out? Discover the origins of your favorite characters from Greek mythology with this collection of profiles to tell you who’s who in classical lore! In Greek Mythology, you will discover the backstories of the heroes, villains, gods, and goddesses that enjoy popularity in today’s shows and films. With comprehensive entries that outline each character’s name, roles, related symbols, and foundational myths, you can get to know the roots of these personas and better understand the stories they inspire today. With this character-focused, handy reference, you will never be confused about Ancient Greece!

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.

Classical Myth

Classical Myth
Author: Barry B. Powell
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0197527981
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Comprehensive and scholarly, this well-designed and class-tested text presents Greek and Roman myths in a lively and easy-to-read manner"--