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Classical mythology

Author: Mark P O Morford; Robert J Lenardon; Michael Sham
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Tenth editionView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark P O Morford; Robert J Lenardon; Michael Sham
ISBN: 9780199997329 0199997322 0195308042 0195308050 9780195308044 9780195308051
OCLC Number: 748092897
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 26 cm
Contents: Part 1. The Myths of Creation: The Gods. Interpretation and Definition of Classical Mythology --
Historical Background of Greek Mythology --
Myths of Creation --
Zeus' Rise to Power: The Creation of Mortals --
The Twelve Olympians: Zeus, Hera, and Their Children --
The Nature of the Gods and Greek Religion --
Poseidon, Sea Deities, Group Divinities, and Monsters --
Athena --
Aphrodite and Eros --
Artemis --
Apollo --
Hermes --
Dionysus, Pan, Echo, and Narcissus --
Demeter and the Eleusinian Mysteries --
Views of the Afterlife: The Realm of Hades --
Orpheus and Orphism: Mystery Religions in Roman Times --
Part 2. The Greek Sagas. The Theban Saga --
The Mycenaean Saga --
The Trojan Saga and the Iliad --
The Returns and the Odyssey --
Perseus and the Legends of Argos --
Heracles --
Theseus and the Legends of Attica --
Jason, Medea, and the Argonauts --
Part 3. The Nature Of Roman Mythology. Greek Mythology in the Roman World --
Roman Mythology and Saga --
Part 4. The Survival Of Classical Mythology. Classical Mythology in Literature --
Classical Mythology in Music, Dance, and Film.
Responsibility: Mark P.O. Morford (University of Virginia, Emeritus), Robert J. Lenardon (The Ohio State University, Emeritus), Michael Sham (Siena College).
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