Barry B. Powell Classical Myth

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Classical Myth

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9780136061717: Classical Myth

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.

 

The sixth edition includes:

  • A streamlined textbook with a clearer presentation of the material.
  • An "Observations" section on archaeology and the mystery of the Trojan War.
  •  Two chapters on Rome to reflect new ideas and directions in today's scholarship.
  •  Perspectives on Tolkien, Atlantis, and Seamus Heaney.  
  • Enhanced focus on the physical setting for classical myth, with a city plan of ancient Rome.
  •  Several images of art and artifacts to illustrate the myths and legends.
  •  An easily navigable table of contents.

Accompanying this text is a Companion Website™ offering tools for instructors and students alike. Visit

http://www.pearsonhighered.com/powell6e  for updated links to a vast array of resources, an interactive study guide, self-scoring quizzes, and more.

 

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