Mythology

Author: Edith Hamilton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780316032162
Release Date: 2012-06-25
Genre: Literary Collections

The world-renowned classic that has enthralled and delighted millions of readers with its timeless tales of gods and heroes. Edith Hamilton's mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture-the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present. We follow the drama of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus. We hear the tales of Jason and the Golden Fleece, Cupid and Psyche, and mighty King Midas. We discover the origins of the names of the constellations. And we recognize reference points for countless works for art, literature and culture inquiry-from Freud's Oedipus complex to Wagner's Ring Cycle of operas to Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra Both a reference text for scholars of all ages and a book to simply enjoy, Mythology is a classic not to be missed.

A Companion to Greek Mythology

Author: Ken Dowden
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444396935
Release Date: 2011-03-21
Genre: Literary Criticism

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 myth’s intersection with history, philosophy and religion Introduces readers to topics in mythology that are often inaccessible to non-specialists Addresses the Hellenistic and Roman periods as well as Archaic and Classical Greece

Greek Mythology

Author: Fritz Graf
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801853958
Release Date: 1996-05-09
Genre: History

This revised translation of Fritz Graf's highly acclaimed introduction to Greek mythology offers a chronological account of the principal Greek myths that appear in the surviving literary and artistic sources and concurrently documents the history of interpretation of Greek mythology from the 17th century to the present. First surveying the various definitions of myth that have been advanced, Graf proceeds to examine topics such as the relationship between Greek myths and epic poetry, the connection between particular myths and shrines or holy festivals, the use of myth in Greek song and tragedy, and the uses and interpretations of myth by philosophers and allegorists.

Mythology

Author: Aileen M. Carroll
Publisher: Walch Publishing
ISBN: 0825128714
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Drama

How do ancient myths relate to contemporary life? The answer lies within this resource, where Greek, Norse, Arthurian, Egyptian, Chinese, African, and Native American myths are narrated and then re-examined through questions, poems, puzzles, family trees, and more. 41 high-interest lessons, each with a reading passage followed by activities Teacher notes include a vocabulary and pronunciation guide, answer key, and suggested extension activities.

Classical Mythology

Author: Mark P. O. Morford
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195143388
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Religion

Classical Mythology, Sixth Edition, continues to build on its best-selling tradition of focusing on the literary tradition of Greek and Roman mythology through extensive translations of original mythological sources. Its coverage of comparative and interpretative approaches as well as evidence from art and archeology is expanded in this edition. Morford and Lenardon's insightful and accessible discussion of classical myths in their historical and cultural settings, as well as their survival in literature, art, music, and film, remains unparalleled: This comprehensive introduction to classical mythology features new translations, expanded critical coverage, an expanded art program, and a new web site.

Greek Mythology and Poetics

Author: Gregory Nagy
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801480485
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Literary Collections

In extensive revisions of 13 of his major essays, Nagy (Harvard U.) provides a far-reaching assessment of the relationship between myth and ritual in ancient Greek society. Nagy illuminates in particular the forces of interaction and change which transformed the Indo- European linguistic and cultural heritage into distinctly Greek social institutions between the eighth and the fifth centuries B.C. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Mythologies

Author: Roland Barthes
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780809071944
Release Date: 2013-03-12
Genre: Literary Collections

"This new edition of MYTHOLOGIES is the first complete, authoritative English version of the French classic, Roland Barthes's most emblematic work"--

Science of Mythology

Author: Carl Gustav Jung
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415267420
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Archetype (Psychology)

When Carl Jung and Carl Kerenyi got together to collaborate on this book, their aim was to elevate the study of mythology to a science. Kerenyi wrote on two of the most ubiquitous myths, the Divine Child and The Maiden, supporting the core 'stories' with both an introduction and a conclusion. Jung then provided a psychological analysis of both myths. He defined myth as a story about heroes interacting with the gods. Having long studied dreams and the subconscious, Jung identified certain dream patterns common to everyone. These 'archetypes' have developed through the centuries, and enable modern people to react to situations in much the same way as our ancestors. From nuclear annihilation to AIDS and Ebola, we continue to engage the gods in battle. Science of Mythology provides an account of the meaning and the purpose of mythic themes that is linked to modern life: the heroic battles between good and evil of yore are still played out, reflected in contemporary fears.

Thematic Guide to World Mythology

Author: Lorena Laura Stookey
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313315051
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Social Science

Examines reoccurring themes and patterns in the mythologies of many ancient and modern cultures.

Super Heroes

Author: Richard Reynolds
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 0878056947
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

The popular figure known as the superhero has exerted such a strong and mushrooming influence upon society, morality, and politics that a mythology now pervades our culture. This phenomenon, begun in the 1930s, had its roots in comic books. In recent times the extremely successful movies about Superman and Batman have made these two individual superheroes, created by the comic book muse, as familiar worldwide as any characters ever created. Here is a study of this superhuman creation, revealed as a proliferating symbol whose dimensions over sixty years of comic book history have been rendered to satisfy the demands and expectations of the popular audience. This fascinating book shows how the superhero has become a vivid figure in the mainstream of modern culture.

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology

Author: Roger D. Woodard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521845205
Release Date: 2007-11-12
Genre: History

Professor Roger Woodard brings together a group of the world's most authoritative scholars of classical myth to present a thorough treatment of all aspects of Greek mythology. Sixteen original articles guide the reader through all aspects of the ancient mythic tradition and its influence around the world and in later years. The articles examine the forms and uses of myth in Greek oral and written literature, from the epic poetry of 8th century BC to the mythographic catalogues of the early centuries AD. They examine the relationship between myth, art, religion and politics among the ancient Greeks and its reception and influence on later society from the Middle Ages to present day literature, feminism and cinema. This Companion volume's comprehensive coverage makes it ideal reading for students of Greek mythology and for anyone interested in the myths of the ancient Greeks and their impact on western tradition.

Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology

Author: Luke Roman
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438126395
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Mythology, Classical

Greek and Roman mythology has fascinated people for more than two millennia, and its influence on cultures throughout Europe, America, North Africa, and the Middle East attests to the universal appeal of the stories. This title examines the best-known figures of Greek and Roman mythology together with the great works of classic literature.

Regeneration Through Violence

Author: Richard Slotkin
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806132299
Release Date: 1973
Genre: Literary Criticism

Originally published: Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1973.