Classical Mythology

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Religion - 636 pages
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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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User Review  - Frenzie - LibraryThing

I randomly searched my shelves for something to help me brush up on Orpheus and Euridice. Before I knew it, I'd brushed up on a whole lot more and learned some new things to boot. Read full review

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Retelling of some of the major classical myths in prose and poetry, illustratred with some black and white photos of works inspired by the stories. Introductory section on the growth of myths ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Dionysus kylix by Exekias
2
The Death of Sarpedon Athenian redfigure krater by Euphronios
3
Christus Apollo thirdcentury vault mosaic
4
Lycurgus Cup early fourthcentury glass
5
The Rape of Helen by Paris attributed to a follower of Fra Angelico
6
The Return of Odysseus by Pintoricchio
7
The Feast of the Gods by Giovanni Bellini
8
HERMES
189
Mercury by Giovanni Bologna
201
DIONYSUS PAN ECHO AND NARCISSUS
204
Maenad from an Attic kylix by the Brygos Painter
223
DEMETER AND THE ELEUSINIAN MYSTERIES
233
Demeter cultstatue from Cnidus
234
Hades and Persephone relief from Locri
241
THE REALM OF HADES
250

Venus and Adonis by Paolo Veronese
9
The Discovery of the Infant Erichthonius by Peter Paul Rubens
10
Nessus and Deianeira by Guido Reni
11
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12
The Forge of Vulcan by Diego Velázquez
13
The Triumph of Neptune and Amphitrite by Nicolas Poussin
14
Pilgrimage to the Island of Cythera by Antoine Watteau
15
Vertumnus and Pomona by François Boucher
16
MYTHS OF CREATION
35
The Endymion Sarcophagus marble sarcophagus
43
THE CREATION OF MORTALS
50
ZEUS HERA AND THEIR CHILDREN
70
The Return of Hephaestus from an Attic blackfigure
78
ANTHROPOMORPHISM AND GREEK HUMANISM
85
POSEIDON SEA DEITIES GROUP DIVINITIES AND MONSTERS
98
Nereid by Georges Braque
99
ATHENA
105
The Birth of Athena from an Athenian amphora
106
Mourning Athena relief from the Acropolis
114
APHRODITE AND EROS
116
Venus Discovering the Dead Adonis by a Neapolitan follower
121
Psyche Is Brought to Olympus by Mercury fresco
139
ARTEMIS
141
The Death of Actaeon from an Athenian krater by the Pan Painter
145
EURIPIDES HIPPOLYTUS
150
APOLLO
163
Apollo and Daphne attributed to Antonio del Pollaiuolo
174
Apollo from the temple of Zeus at Olympia
181
THE HOMERIC HYMN TO APOLLO
182
The Underworld Apulian redfigure krater by the Underworld painter
261
MYSTERY RELIGIONS IN ROMAN TIMES
273
Orpheus Eurydice and Hermes Roman copy of a fifthcentury
275
THE THEBAN SAGA
289
The Rape of Europa metope from Selinus
292
Oedipus Rex by Max Ernst
304
THE MYCENAEAN SAGA
317
The Death of Agamemnon Attic redfigure krater
325
Ariadne Asleep on the Island of Naxos by John Vanderlyn
347
Pandora by Odilon Redon 19 Demeter by Jean
347
Icarus by Henri Matisse
347
Hector and Andromache by Giorgio de Chirico 22 Landscape for Philemon and Baucis by David Ligare
347
THE TROJAN SAGA AND THE ILIAD
348
The Judgment of Paris by Lucas Cranach the Elder
352
Hector and Achilles by Eunice Pinney
376
THE RETURNS AND THE ODYSSEY
388
PERSEUS AND THE LEGENDS OF ARGOS
406
HERACLES
416
THESEUS AND THE LEGENDS OF ATTICA
442
JASON MEDEA AND THE ARGONAUTS
464
MYTHS OF LOCAL HEROES AND HEROINES
480
PART THREE
501
THE SURVIVAL OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY IN LITERATURE AND ART
542
CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY IN MUSIC AND FILM
577
NOTES
595
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
631
INDEXES
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Mark P.O. Morford, Professor, Department of Classics, University of Virginia. Robert J. Lenardon, Ohio State University, Emeritus.

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