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A companion to Greek mythology

Author: Ken Dowden; Niall Livingstone
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
Series: Wiley SCELC e-books.; Blackwell companions to the ancient world., Literature and culture.
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A Companion to Greek Mythology presents a series of essays that explore the phenomenon of Greek myth from its origins in shared Indo-European story patterns and the Greeks’ contacts with their Eastern Mediterranean neighbours through its development as a shared language and thought-system for the Greco-Roman world. Features essays from a prestigious international team of literary experts: Includes coverage of Greek  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handboeken (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: A companion to greek mythology
(NL-LeOCL)263469948
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Dowden; Niall Livingstone
ISBN: 9781444396942 1444396943 9781444331844 1444331841 9781405111782 140511178X 9781444396928 1444396927 9781444396935 1444396935
OCLC Number: 775115299
Description: 1 online resource (XXVII, 643 pages).
Contents: Approaching Myth. Thinking through Myth, Thinking Myth Through / Ken Dowden, Niall Livingstone --
part 1. Establishing the Canon. Homer's Use of Myth / Françoise Létoublon; Telling the Mythology: From Hesiod to the Fifth Century / Ken Dowden; Orphic Mythology / Radcliffe G Edmonds --
part II. Myth Performed, Myth Believed. Singing Myth: Pindar / Ian Rutherford; Instructing Myth: From Homer to the Sophists / Niall Livingstone; Acting Myth: Athenian Drama / Jean Alaux; Displaying Myth: The Visual Arts / Susan Woodford; Platonic 'Myths' / Penelope Murray; Myth in History / Alan Griffiths --
part III. New Traditions. Myth and Hellenic Identities / Fritz Graf; Names and Places: Myth in Alexandria / Anatole Mori; The Myth of Rome / Matthew Fox; Displaying Myth for Roman Eyes / Zahra Newby; The Myth that Saves: Mysteries and Mysteriosophies / Ken Dowden; Myth and Death: Roman Mythological Sarcophagi / Zahra Newby; Myth in Christian Authors / Fritz Graf --
part IV. Older Traditions. The Indo-European Background to Greek Mythology / Nicholas J Allen; Near Eastern Mythologies / Alasdair Livingstone, Birgit Haskamp; Levantine, Egyptian, and Greek Mythological Conceptions of the Beyond / Nanno Marinatos, Nicolas Wyatt --
part V. Interpretation. Interpreting Images: Mysteries, Mistakes, and Misunderstandings / Susan Woodford; The Myth of History: The Case of Troy / Dieter Hertel; Women and Myth / Sian Lewis; Mythology of the Black Land: Greek Myths and Egyptian Origins / Ian Rutherford; Psychoanalysis: The Wellspring of Myth? / Richard H Armstrong; Initiation: The Key to Myth? / Ken Dowden; The Semiotics and Pragmatics of Myth / Claude Calame, Ken Dowden --
part VI. Conspectus. A Brief History of the Study of Greek Mythology / Jan N Bremmer. --
Bibliography --
Index of Texts Discussed --
Index of Names --
Index of Subjects.
Series Title: Wiley SCELC e-books.; Blackwell companions to the ancient world., Literature and culture.
Responsibility: ed. by Ken Dowden and Niall Livingstone.

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