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Author : Edith Hamilton
ISBN : 9780316032162
Genre : Literary Collections
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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.


Author : Edith Hamilton
ISBN : 9781551998077
Genre : Social Science
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Mythology is one of the definitive collections of ancient myths – Greek, Roman, and Norse – in the English language, overshadowing the first part of the classic Bulfinch’s Mythology. It is still commonly used in schools as a reference for ancient myth, and is one of the best, most accessible ways to learn about classic gods, monsters, and heroes like Achilles, Odysseus, Zeuss, Loki, and many more. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

A Companion To Greek Mythology

Author : Ken Dowden
ISBN : 1444396935
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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 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
ISBN : 0801853958
Genre : History
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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.

The Oxford Companion To World Mythology

Author : David Leeming
ISBN : 9780195156690
Genre : Social Science
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Consists of nearly two thousand entries covering all aspects of mythology, including Greek, Roman, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, and Egyptian.

A View Of The History Literature And Mythology Of The Hindoos

Author : William Ward
ISBN : HARVARD:32044105337349
Genre : Hindu mythology
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Structure And History In Greek Mythology And Ritual

Author : Walter Burkert
ISBN : 0520047702
Genre : History
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Discusses the concept of myth, looks at the traditions of Greek ritual, and considers specific Greek myths

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