The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology

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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.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
ISBN: 9780521607261
Characteristics: xvi, 536 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Woodard, Roger D.


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Jun 07, 2013

I checked this out for rresearch on potential city names for a play I'm writing. What lies in the many pages is a well documented account of the complex world of Greek Mythology. A must read for those who want to delve deeper into it's cool surface.


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