mythology

Book Title : The Oxford Companion to World Mythology
Author : David Leeming
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2005-11-17
Pages : 469
ISBN : 9780195156690
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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.

Book Title : Greek Mythology
Author : Fritz Graf
Publisher : JHU Press
Release Date : 1993-11
Pages : 240
ISBN : 0801853958
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Allegorists in ancient Greece attempted to find philosophical and physical truths in myth. Plato, who resolutely excluded myths from the sphere of truth, thought that they could express ideas in a realm he could not reach with dialectical reasoning. Freud built a science around the myth of Oedipus, saying that myths were "distorted wish dreams of entire nations, the dreams of early mankind." No body of myth has served more purposes - or been subject to more analysis - than Greek mythology. This is a revised translation of Fritz Graf's highly acclaimed introduction to Greek mythology, Griechische Mythologie: Eine Einfuhrung, originally published in 1985 by Artemis Verlag. Graf 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 seventeenth century to the present. First surveying the various definitions of myth that have been advanced, Graf proceeds to look at the relationship between Greek myths and epic poetry; the absence of an "origin of man" myth in Creek mythology; and connection between particular myths and shrines or holy festivals; the harmony in Greek literature between myth and history; the use of myth in Greek song and tragedy; and the uses and interpretations of myth by philosophers and allegorists.

Book Title : Handbook of Classical Mythology
Author : William F. Hansen
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2004
Pages : 394
ISBN : 9781576072264
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Presents classic stories of the Greeks and Romans, along with geographical and historical background information.

Book Title : The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore
Author : Patricia Monaghan
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release Date : 2009-01-01
Pages : 529
ISBN : 9781438110370
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Presents an illustrated A to Z reference containing over 1,000 entries providing information on Celtic myths, fables and legends from Ireland, Scotland, Celtic Britain, Wales, Brittany, central France, and Galicia.

Book Title : Structure and History in Greek Mythology and Ritual
Author : Walter Burkert
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release Date : 1982
Pages : 226
ISBN : 0520047702
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Discusses the concept of myth, looks at the traditions of Greek ritual, and considers specific Greek myths

Book Title : The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology
Author : Roger D. Woodard
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2007-11-12
Pages : 536
ISBN : 9780521845205
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Professor Roger Woodard brings together a group of the world's most authoritative scholars of classical myth to present a thorough treatment of all aspects of Greek mythology. Sixteen original articles guide the reader through all aspects of the ancient mythic tradition and its influence around the world and in later years. The articles examine the forms and uses of myth in Greek oral and written literature, from the epic poetry of 8th century BC to the mythographic catalogues of the early centuries AD. They examine the relationship between myth, art, religion and politics among the ancient Greeks and its reception and influence on later society from the Middle Ages to present day literature, feminism and cinema. This Companion volume's comprehensive coverage makes it ideal reading for students of Greek mythology and for anyone interested in the myths of the ancient Greeks and their impact on western tradition.

Book Title : The Library of Greek Mythology
Author : Apollodorus
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 1998
Pages : 291
ISBN : 0192839241
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A new translation of an important text for Greek mythology used as a source book by classicists from antiquity to Robert Graves, The Library of Greek Mythology is a complete summary of early Greek myth, telling the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated with the main heroes and heroines, from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy. Using the ancient system of detailed histories of the great families, it contains invaluable genealogical diagrams for maximum clarity.

Book Title : Classical Mythology
Author : Mark P. O. Morford
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 1999
Pages : 681
ISBN : 0195143388
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Classical Mythology, Sixth Edition, continues to build on its best-selling tradition of focusing on the literary tradition of Greek and Roman mythology through extensive translations of original mythological sources. Its coverage of comparative and interpretative approaches as well as evidence from art and archeology is expanded in this edition. Morford and Lenardon's insightful and accessible discussion of classical myths in their historical and cultural settings, as well as their survival in literature, art, music, and film, remains unparalleled: This comprehensive introduction to classical mythology features new translations, expanded critical coverage, an expanded art program, and a new web site.

Book Title : Greek and Roman Mythology A to Z
Author : Kathleen N. Daly
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release Date : 2009
Pages : 177
ISBN : 9781438128009
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Alphabetically listed entries identify and explain the characters, events, important places, and other aspects of Greek and Roman mythology.

Book Title : A Companion to Greek Mythology
Author : Ken Dowden
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2011-03-21
Pages : 672
ISBN : 1444396935
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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