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Biblical and classical myths : the mythological framework of Western culture

Author: Northrop Frye; Jay Macpherson
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"By complementing the Biblical tradition with the Classical, this volume provides a comprehensive introduction to Western mythology. Engaging and accessible, Biblical and Classical Myths represents a unique achievement in scholarship and is an essential volume for students and others interested in literature and cultural studies."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Northrop Frye; Jay Macpherson
ISBN: 0802039278 9780802039279 0802086950 9780802086952
OCLC Number: 54906097
Description: xiv, 471 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Symbolism in the Bible --
An Approach to the Bible and Translations of the Bible --
The Shape of the Bible --
Images of Paradise: Trees and Water --
Parody and Manifest Demonic: Trees and Water --
Sexual Imagery: The Bride and the Bridegroom; The Great Whore and the Forgiven Harlot --
Pastoral and Agricultural Imagery --
The World of Angels; Leviathan, Dragons, and the Antichrist --
Demonic Parodies and the Hero from across the Sea --
The Double Mirror: Exodus and Gospel --
The Metaphor of Kingship --
King, Priest, and Prophet --
The Question of Primogeniture --
Genesis: In the Beginning --
Genesis: Creating the Sexes; Exodus: A Revolutionary Heritage --
Law: Ordering a Society --
Law and Revolution; Wisdom: The Proverb --
Wisdom: Playing before God; Ecclesiastes: Vanity of Vanities --
Job: A Test --
Job and the Question of Tragedy --
Job and Restored Humanity --
The Language of Proclamation: Style and Rhythm in the Bible; The Gospel: Rewriting the Commandments --
Revelation: Removing the Veil --
Revelation: After the Ego Disappears --
The Language of Love --
Four Ages: The Classical Myths --
In The Beginning --
The Creation --
The Golden Age --
War in Heaven --
The Reign of Zeus --
Prometheus --
Pandora's Box --
Deucalion's Flood --
Phaethon --
Spring and Winter --
Demeter and Persephone --
Adonis --
Hyacinthus --
Narcissus --
Orpheus --
Loves of the Gods and Metamorphoses --
Loves of Zeus: Callisto, Io --
Pan and Syrinx --
Apollo and Daphne --
Clytie --
Endymion --
Arachne --
Procne and Philomela --
Midas' Touch --
Ceyx and Alcyone --
Nisus and Scylla --
Philemon and Baucis --
The Heroes --
Perseus --
The Labours of Heracles --
Jason and the Golden Fleece --
Bellerophon and Pegasus --
Theseus --
The Royal House of Thebes --
The Children of Agenor --
Zeus and Semele --
Ino and Athamas --
Pentheus --
Actaeon --
Oedipus --
The Tale of Troy --
The Apple of Discord --
The War --
The Fall of the City --
The Returns --
The Return of Menelaus --
The Return of Agamemnon --
The Return of Aeneas --
The Return of Odysseus --
Cupid and Psyche --
Conclusion: The Passing and Afterlife of the Gods --
Family Trees --
Mythology-History Chart.
Responsibility: Northrop Frye and Jay Macpherson.

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By complementing the biblical tradition with the classical, this volume imparts a comprehensive understanding of western mythology. With a preface by Alvin Lee, general editor of the Collected Works  Read more...

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