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The Resource Classical myth, Barry B. Powell ; with translations by Herbert M. Howe

Classical myth, Barry B. Powell ; with translations by Herbert M. Howe

Label
Classical myth
Title
Classical myth
Statement of responsibility
Barry B. Powell ; with translations by Herbert M. Howe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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.--From publisher description
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DLC
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Powell, Barry B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL722
LC item number
.P68 2007
Literary form
non fiction
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Mythology, Classical
Label
Classical myth, Barry B. Powell ; with translations by Herbert M. Howe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface
  • Part I.
  • Definitions and Background
  • 1.
  • Nature of Myth.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Cultural Context of Classical Myth.
  • p. 18
  • 3.
  • Development of Classical Myth.
  • p. 52
  • Part II.
  • Divine Myth
  • 4.
  • Myths of Creation: The Rise of Zeus.
  • p. 78
  • 5.
  • Myths of Creation: The Origins of Mortals.
  • p. 112
  • 6.
  • Myths of the Olympians: Zeus and Hera.
  • p. 141
  • 7.
  • Myths of the Olympians: The Male Deities.
  • p. 159
  • 8.
  • Myths of the Olympians: The Female Deities.
  • p. 203
  • 9.
  • Myths of Fertility: Demeter.
  • p. 228
  • 10.
  • Myths of Fertility: Dionysus.
  • p. 263
  • 11.
  • Myths of Death: Encounters with the Underworld.
  • p. 297
  • Part III.
  • Legends
  • 12.
  • Introduction to Heroic Myth.
  • p. 329
  • 13.
  • Perseus and Myths of the Argive Plain.
  • p. 346
  • 14.
  • Heracles.
  • p. 369
  • 15.
  • Theseus and the Myths of Athens.
  • p. 408
  • 16.
  • Myths of Crete.
  • p. 441
  • 17.
  • Oedipus and the Myths of Thebes.
  • p. 467
  • 18.
  • Jason and the Myths of Iolcus and Calydon.
  • p. 494
  • 19.
  • Trojan War.
  • p. 530
  • 20.
  • Fall of Troy.
  • p. 566
  • 21.
  • Return of Odysseus.
  • p. 593
  • Part IV.
  • Roman Myth
  • 22.
  • Legends of Aeneas.
  • p. 622
  • 23.
  • Legends of Early Rome.
  • p. 649
  • Part V.
  • Interpretation
  • 24.
  • Theories of Myth Interpretation.
  • p. 674
  • List of Perspectives
  • 1.1.
  • "Myth" of Atlantis.
  • p. 4
  • 1.2.
  • Brothers Grimm.
  • p. 10
  • 4.1.
  • Goya's Saturn Devouring His Children.
  • p. 91
  • 4.2.
  • Biblical Creation Story.
  • p. 108
  • 5.1.
  • Prometheus and the Romantics.
  • p. 119
  • 5.2.
  • Plato's Aristophanes on Love and Human Origins.
  • p. 136
  • 6.1.
  • Loves of Zeus
  • 6.2.
  • Three Graces.
  • p. 150
  • 7.1.
  • Bernini's Apollo and Daphne.
  • p. 175
  • 7.2.
  • Pan and Pastoral Tradition.
  • p. 200
  • 8.1.
  • Venus: Images of Beauty
  • 9.1.
  • Rossetti's Proserpina Holding the Pomegranate.
  • p. 238
  • 9.2.
  • H.D.'s "Adonis".
  • p. 259
  • 10.1.
  • Titian's Bacchus and Ariadne.
  • p. 268
  • 10.2.
  • Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy.
  • p. 292
  • 11.1.
  • Marcel Camus's Black Orpheus.
  • p. 313
  • 11.2.
  • Michelangelo's The Sibyl of Cumae.
  • p. 319
  • 11.3.
  • Dante's Inferno.
  • p. 323
  • 12.1.
  • Mythical Motifs in George Lucas's Star Wars.
  • p. 336
  • 12.2.
  • J.R.R. Tolkien's Hero in The Lord of the Rings.
  • p. 341
  • 13.1.
  • Vasari's Perseus and Andromeda.
  • p. 360
  • 13.2.
  • Classical Myth and the Stars.
  • p. 363
  • 14.1.
  • Daumier's Hercules in the Augean Stables.
  • p. 384
  • 14.2.
  • Carracci's Hercules at the Crossroads.
  • p. 398
  • 15.1.
  • Boccaccio's Misfortunes of Famous Men.
  • p. 433
  • 16.1.
  • Picasso's Minotauromachia.
  • p. 453
  • 16.2.
  • Brueghel's The Fall of Icarus.
  • p. 457
  • 17.1.
  • Gustave Moreau's Oedipus and the Sphinx.
  • p. 477
  • 18.1.
  • Seneca's Medea.
  • p. 519
  • 18.2.
  • Delacroix's Medee.
  • p. 522
  • 19.1.
  • Yeats' "Leda and the Swan".
  • p. 537
  • 19.2.
  • Beauty of Helen.
  • p. 549
  • 20.1.
  • Seamus Heaney's Suicide of Ajax.
  • p. 569
  • 20.2.
  • Trojan War in European Art
  • 20.3.
  • Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida.
  • p. 584
  • 21.1.
  • Ulysses.
  • p. 594
  • 21.2.
  • Legends of Odysseus
  • 21.3.
  • Cavafy's "Ithaca".
  • p. 614
  • 22.1.
  • Aeneas, Augustus, and Mussolini.
  • p. 643
  • 23.1.
  • David's Oath of the Horatii.
  • p. 657
  • 23.2.
  • Lucretia of Rembrandt and Shakespeare.
  • p. 661
  • 24.1.
  • Apuleius' Allegory of Cupid and Psyche.
  • p. 679
  • Maps
  • I.
  • Ancient Mediterranean (inside front cover)
  • II.
  • Southern and Central Greece.
  • p. 20
  • III.
  • Ancient Near East.
  • p. 59
  • IV.
  • Ancient Italy.
  • p. 626
  • V.
  • Imperial Rome.
  • p. 669
  • VI.
  • Greece, the Aegean, and Western Asia Minor
Control code
ocm63473048
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
5th ed.
Extent
xv, 732 p.
Isbn
9780131962941
Lccn
2006041633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
Classical myth, Barry B. Powell ; with translations by Herbert M. Howe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface
  • Part I.
  • Definitions and Background
  • 1.
  • Nature of Myth.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Cultural Context of Classical Myth.
  • p. 18
  • 3.
  • Development of Classical Myth.
  • p. 52
  • Part II.
  • Divine Myth
  • 4.
  • Myths of Creation: The Rise of Zeus.
  • p. 78
  • 5.
  • Myths of Creation: The Origins of Mortals.
  • p. 112
  • 6.
  • Myths of the Olympians: Zeus and Hera.
  • p. 141
  • 7.
  • Myths of the Olympians: The Male Deities.
  • p. 159
  • 8.
  • Myths of the Olympians: The Female Deities.
  • p. 203
  • 9.
  • Myths of Fertility: Demeter.
  • p. 228
  • 10.
  • Myths of Fertility: Dionysus.
  • p. 263
  • 11.
  • Myths of Death: Encounters with the Underworld.
  • p. 297
  • Part III.
  • Legends
  • 12.
  • Introduction to Heroic Myth.
  • p. 329
  • 13.
  • Perseus and Myths of the Argive Plain.
  • p. 346
  • 14.
  • Heracles.
  • p. 369
  • 15.
  • Theseus and the Myths of Athens.
  • p. 408
  • 16.
  • Myths of Crete.
  • p. 441
  • 17.
  • Oedipus and the Myths of Thebes.
  • p. 467
  • 18.
  • Jason and the Myths of Iolcus and Calydon.
  • p. 494
  • 19.
  • Trojan War.
  • p. 530
  • 20.
  • Fall of Troy.
  • p. 566
  • 21.
  • Return of Odysseus.
  • p. 593
  • Part IV.
  • Roman Myth
  • 22.
  • Legends of Aeneas.
  • p. 622
  • 23.
  • Legends of Early Rome.
  • p. 649
  • Part V.
  • Interpretation
  • 24.
  • Theories of Myth Interpretation.
  • p. 674
  • List of Perspectives
  • 1.1.
  • "Myth" of Atlantis.
  • p. 4
  • 1.2.
  • Brothers Grimm.
  • p. 10
  • 4.1.
  • Goya's Saturn Devouring His Children.
  • p. 91
  • 4.2.
  • Biblical Creation Story.
  • p. 108
  • 5.1.
  • Prometheus and the Romantics.
  • p. 119
  • 5.2.
  • Plato's Aristophanes on Love and Human Origins.
  • p. 136
  • 6.1.
  • Loves of Zeus
  • 6.2.
  • Three Graces.
  • p. 150
  • 7.1.
  • Bernini's Apollo and Daphne.
  • p. 175
  • 7.2.
  • Pan and Pastoral Tradition.
  • p. 200
  • 8.1.
  • Venus: Images of Beauty
  • 9.1.
  • Rossetti's Proserpina Holding the Pomegranate.
  • p. 238
  • 9.2.
  • H.D.'s "Adonis".
  • p. 259
  • 10.1.
  • Titian's Bacchus and Ariadne.
  • p. 268
  • 10.2.
  • Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy.
  • p. 292
  • 11.1.
  • Marcel Camus's Black Orpheus.
  • p. 313
  • 11.2.
  • Michelangelo's The Sibyl of Cumae.
  • p. 319
  • 11.3.
  • Dante's Inferno.
  • p. 323
  • 12.1.
  • Mythical Motifs in George Lucas's Star Wars.
  • p. 336
  • 12.2.
  • J.R.R. Tolkien's Hero in The Lord of the Rings.
  • p. 341
  • 13.1.
  • Vasari's Perseus and Andromeda.
  • p. 360
  • 13.2.
  • Classical Myth and the Stars.
  • p. 363
  • 14.1.
  • Daumier's Hercules in the Augean Stables.
  • p. 384
  • 14.2.
  • Carracci's Hercules at the Crossroads.
  • p. 398
  • 15.1.
  • Boccaccio's Misfortunes of Famous Men.
  • p. 433
  • 16.1.
  • Picasso's Minotauromachia.
  • p. 453
  • 16.2.
  • Brueghel's The Fall of Icarus.
  • p. 457
  • 17.1.
  • Gustave Moreau's Oedipus and the Sphinx.
  • p. 477
  • 18.1.
  • Seneca's Medea.
  • p. 519
  • 18.2.
  • Delacroix's Medee.
  • p. 522
  • 19.1.
  • Yeats' "Leda and the Swan".
  • p. 537
  • 19.2.
  • Beauty of Helen.
  • p. 549
  • 20.1.
  • Seamus Heaney's Suicide of Ajax.
  • p. 569
  • 20.2.
  • Trojan War in European Art
  • 20.3.
  • Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida.
  • p. 584
  • 21.1.
  • Ulysses.
  • p. 594
  • 21.2.
  • Legends of Odysseus
  • 21.3.
  • Cavafy's "Ithaca".
  • p. 614
  • 22.1.
  • Aeneas, Augustus, and Mussolini.
  • p. 643
  • 23.1.
  • David's Oath of the Horatii.
  • p. 657
  • 23.2.
  • Lucretia of Rembrandt and Shakespeare.
  • p. 661
  • 24.1.
  • Apuleius' Allegory of Cupid and Psyche.
  • p. 679
  • Maps
  • I.
  • Ancient Mediterranean (inside front cover)
  • II.
  • Southern and Central Greece.
  • p. 20
  • III.
  • Ancient Near East.
  • p. 59
  • IV.
  • Ancient Italy.
  • p. 626
  • V.
  • Imperial Rome.
  • p. 669
  • VI.
  • Greece, the Aegean, and Western Asia Minor
Control code
ocm63473048
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
5th ed.
Extent
xv, 732 p.
Isbn
9780131962941
Lccn
2006041633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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