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Featuring the authors' extensive, clear, and faithful translations of original sources, Classical Mythology, retells the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and engaging style. Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, it incorporates a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary to make classical myths come alive for students. The discussion covers comparative and interpretative approaches as well as evidence from art and archaeology. The authors also examine the enduring survival of classical mythology in the fields of art, literature, music, dance, and film.

Classical Mythology, enables students to explore the fascinating nature of Greek and Roman gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines and to appreciate the most significant ancient sources of classical legends and myths. The text is beautifully enhanced by 180 illustrations, in both color and black and white.

Classical Mythology features:

  • More extensive translations of works by the ancient authors: Selections by Greek authors include all thirty-three Homeric Hymns; the important passages in Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days; and excerpts from Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Plato, Lucian, Pindar, the Pre-Socratic philosophers, and the Lyric poets. Works by Latin authors including Ovid, Vergil, Statius, Manilius, and Seneca are also provided.
  • An expanded art program: Sixty-six new illustrations--selected from both the ancient and the modern world--appear throughout the text and are accompanied by substantial and informative captions. Three new maps are also included.
  • Text boxes — incorporated for the first time — explore a variety of new topics and highlight interpretative approaches.
  • A selected bibliography is included for each chapter.
  • More explanatory material is integrated throughout, including a "Glossary of Mythological Words and Phrases in English."
  • Companion website: classicalmythology.org includes chapter-by-chapter summaries, suggested activities, maps, practice test questions, and PowerPoint lecture slides. The website has been revised to enhance the multifaceted subjects treated in the text and to provide links to numerous helpful resources.

Synopsis:

Featuring extensive and faithful translations of original sources, this text retells the myths and legends of Greece and Rome.

Synopsis:

Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, Classical Mythology, 6/e examines the literary tradition of Greek and Roman mythology through extensive translations of original mythological sources. This comprehensive and accessible introduction to classical mythology incorporates a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary to make classical myths come alive for students. The authors' insightful discussions of classical myths in their historical and cultural settings--as well as their survival in literature, art, music, and film--remain unparalleled.

The sixth edition of Classical Mythology features a host of pedagogical aids, including:

DT The authors' helpful student study guide, A Companion to Classical Mythology

DT A companion website: http://www.oup-usa.org/sc/0195143388 featuring chapter summaries, short quizzes, maps, additional original translations, links to Perseus and other mythology websites, practice tests, and more!

DT Many new translations and a new appendix to Chapter 8 that includes most of Euripides' Hippolytus

DT Expanded coverage of comparative and interpretative approaches as well as evidence from art and archaeology

DT Copious illustrations--maps, genealogy charts, and reproductions of paintings and sculpture from 750 B.C. to the present--including 22 color plates

DT Extended critical coverage

DT Quick-Reference Glossary/Index to help students quickly identify names, places, and events

Synopsis:

Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, Classical Mythology, 6/e examines the literary tradition of Greek and Roman mythology through extensive translations of original mythological sources. This comprehensive and accessible introduction to classical mythology incorporates a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary to make classical myths come alive for students. The authors' insightful discussions of classical myths in their historical and cultural settings--as well as their survival in literature, art, music, and film--remain unparalleled.

The sixth edition of Classical Mythology features a host of pedagogical aids, including:

The authors' helpful student study guide, A Companion to Classical Mythology

A companion website: http://www.oup-usa.org/sc/0195143388 featuring chapter summaries, short quizzes, maps, additional original translations, links to Perseus and other mythology websites, practice tests, and more!

Many new translations and a new appendix to Chapter 8 that includes most of Euripides' Hippolytus

Expanded coverage of comparative and interpretative approaches as well as evidence from art and archaeology

Copious illustrations--maps, genealogy charts, and reproductions of paintings and sculpture from 750 B.C. to the present--including 22 color plates

Extended critical coverage

Quick-Reference Glossary/Index to help students quickly identify names, places, and events

Table of Contents

Plates, Maps, and Figures

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195153446
Author:
Morford, Mark P. O.
Author:
Lenardon, Robert J.
Author:
null, Mark P.O.
Author:
null, Robert J
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Mythology
Edition Number:
6
Series Volume:
FS-063-01
Publication Date:
20020725
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
155 illus. and maps, 21 color plates
Pages:
844
Dimensions:
9.02x7.42x1.26 in. 2.77 lbs.

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Product details 844 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780195153446 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Featuring extensive and faithful translations of original sources, this text retells the myths and legends of Greece and Rome.
"Synopsis" by , Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, Classical Mythology, 6/e examines the literary tradition of Greek and Roman mythology through extensive translations of original mythological sources. This comprehensive and accessible introduction to classical mythology incorporates a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary to make classical myths come alive for students. The authors' insightful discussions of classical myths in their historical and cultural settings--as well as their survival in literature, art, music, and film--remain unparalleled.

The sixth edition of Classical Mythology features a host of pedagogical aids, including:

DT The authors' helpful student study guide, A Companion to Classical Mythology

DT A companion website: http://www.oup-usa.org/sc/0195143388 featuring chapter summaries, short quizzes, maps, additional original translations, links to Perseus and other mythology websites, practice tests, and more!

DT Many new translations and a new appendix to Chapter 8 that includes most of Euripides' Hippolytus

DT Expanded coverage of comparative and interpretative approaches as well as evidence from art and archaeology

DT Copious illustrations--maps, genealogy charts, and reproductions of paintings and sculpture from 750 B.C. to the present--including 22 color plates

DT Extended critical coverage

DT Quick-Reference Glossary/Index to help students quickly identify names, places, and events

"Synopsis" by , Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, Classical Mythology, 6/e examines the literary tradition of Greek and Roman mythology through extensive translations of original mythological sources. This comprehensive and accessible introduction to classical mythology incorporates a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary to make classical myths come alive for students. The authors' insightful discussions of classical myths in their historical and cultural settings--as well as their survival in literature, art, music, and film--remain unparalleled.

The sixth edition of Classical Mythology features a host of pedagogical aids, including:

The authors' helpful student study guide, A Companion to Classical Mythology

A companion website: http://www.oup-usa.org/sc/0195143388 featuring chapter summaries, short quizzes, maps, additional original translations, links to Perseus and other mythology websites, practice tests, and more!

Many new translations and a new appendix to Chapter 8 that includes most of Euripides' Hippolytus

Expanded coverage of comparative and interpretative approaches as well as evidence from art and archaeology

Copious illustrations--maps, genealogy charts, and reproductions of paintings and sculpture from 750 B.C. to the present--including 22 color plates

Extended critical coverage

Quick-Reference Glossary/Index to help students quickly identify names, places, and events

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