Classical Myth (5th Edition)

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Comprehensive and scholarly, this well-designed and class-tested text presents Greek and Roman myths in a lively and easy-to-read manner. It features fresh translations, numerous illustrations (ancient and modern) of classical myths and legends, and commentary that emphasizes the anthropological, historical, religious, sociological, and economic contexts in which the myths were told. This book covers myths of creation, myths of fertility, myths of the Olympians, Heracles, Oedipus, Trojan War, Roman Myth, Odysseus, and more. It also introduces students to classic literary works by Homer, Hesiod, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Ovid. For anyone interested in learning more about the creation and modern interpretation of classical myths.

 

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Comprehensive and scholarly, yet lively and easy to read, this attractively designed and class-tested survey of classical Greek and Roman mythology presents synopses of the major stories. It is highlighted by fresh translations of ancient authors, generous illustrations (ancient and modern) of classical myths and legends, and commentary that emphasizes the anthropological, historical, religious, sociological, and economic contexts in which the myths were told.

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Classical Myth, 5e illuminates the cultural context of classical myth and explains Greek and Roman myths in a lively and engaging manner. This comprehensive text offers lively translations of the best ancient sources for classical myth, as well as many illustrations, both ancient and modern. Based on the latest scholarship, the text provides students with information on the influence of Near Eastern myth, as well as concise sidebar essays that chronicle the legacy of Greek and Roman stories up to the present day.

The fifth edition includes:

·   A new "Observations" section on archaeology and the mystery of the Trojan War

·   Expanded coverage on Rome to reflect new ideas and directions in today's scholarship

·   New Perspectives on Star Wars, Tolkien, Atlantis, and Seamus Heaney.

·   Enhanced focus on the physical setting for classical myth, with a new city plan of ancient Rome.

·   More images of art and artifacts to illustrate the myths and legends

·   An updated table of contents to enhance easy navigation through the text

 

Accompanying this text is a Companion Website™ offering tools for instructors and students alike. Visit www.prenhall.com/powell for updated links to a vast array of resources, an interactive study guide, self-scoring quizzes, and more.

 

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