Comprehensive and scholarly, this well-designed text presents Greek and Roman myths in a lively and easy-to-read manner. The material has been rearranged to make it easier to find and the new edition has been streamlined. It features fresh translations, numerous illustrations (ancient and modern) of classical myths and legends, and commentary that emphasizes the anthropological, historical, religious, sociological, and economic contexts in which the myths were told. It also provides a cultural context so that readers can see how mythology has influenced the world and how it continues to influence society today.
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Classical Myth, 6e 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.
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Book Description Pearson Longman, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110136061710
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 6th. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0136061710