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Very Short Introductions #167: Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

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From Zeus and Europa, to Diana, Pan, and Prometheus, the myths of ancient Greece and Rome seem to exert a timeless power over us. But what do those myths represent, and why are they so enduringly fascinating? Why do they seem to be such a potent way of talking about our selves, our origins, and our desires? This imaginative and stimulating Very Short Introduction goes beyond a simple retelling of the stories to explore the rich history and diverse interpretations of classical mythology. It is a wide-ranging account, examining how classical myths are used and understood in both high art and popular culture, taking the reader from the temples of Crete to skyscrapers in New York, and finding classical myths in a variety of unexpected places: from Arabic poetry and Hollywood films, to psychoanalysis, the Bible, and New Age spiritualism.

About the Author

Helen Morales is University Lecturer and Director of Studies in Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192804761
Author:
Morales, Helen
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Morales, Helen
Author:
null, Helen
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Mythology
Subject:
Mythology, classical
Subject:
Mythology, Classical, in art.
Subject:
Mythology-General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
167
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 b/w illus.
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
6.70x4.44x.37 in. .32 lbs.

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