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Interpreting the images of Greek myths : an introduction

Author: Klaus Junker
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"Great events of myth such as the Trojan War and outstanding figures like Herakles, Oedipus, Medea or the great Olympian Gods have a firm place in the cultural consciousness of the present day. At the same time, the Greek myths play a prominent role in the study of the Classical world. That such a wide range of disciplines - Classical Philology, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, and Philosophy - draw on these  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Klaus Junker
ISBN: 9780521895828 0521895820 9780521720076 0521720079
OCLC Number: 711864693
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Originally published: Griechische Mythenbilder : eine Einfuhrung in ihre Interpretation. Stuttgart : J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag, c2005.
Description: xiv, 225 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Achilles and Patroclus in the Trojan War: an introductory case study --
Definitions: myth and mythological image --
The production of myths and of mythological images --
stages in the historical development --
Types of monument and fields of function --
Methods --
Content and intention.
Other Titles: Griechische Mythenbilder.
Responsibility: Klaus Junker ; translated by Annemarie Kunzl-Snodgrass and Anthony Snodgrass.
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