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Classical mythology / Mark P.O. Morford
Publication year: 1991
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Fourth edition
Resource type: Physical
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Myths of creation - Zeus' rise to power: The creation of mortals -- The tweleve Olympians: Zeus, Hera, and their children -- Anthropomorphism and Greek humanism - Poseiden, sea deities, group divinities, and monsters -- Athena -- Aphrodite and Eros -- Artemis -- Apollo -- Hermes -- Dionysus, Pan , Echo, Narcissus -- Demeter and the Eleusinian mysteries -- View of the afterlife: The realm of Hades -- Orpheus and Orphism: mystery religions in Roman times. -- The Theban saga -- The Mycenaean sage -- The Trojan saga -- The returns -- Perseus and the legend of Argos -- Heracles -- Theseus and the legend of Attica -- The Argonauts -- Myths of local heros and heoines -- The survival of classical mythology -- The nature of Roman mythology -- The survival of classical mythology -- Classical mythology in music and film.
Designed for those with little of no background in classical literature, the text introduces the Greek and Roman myths of creatio, myths of gods, Greek sagas and local legends, and provides contemporary theories about the myths.
Pages xx, 703 pages
New York, NY, London : Longman, 1991
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