6 edition of A companion to Classical mythology found in the catalog.
Includes discography (p. -293).
|Statement||Robert J. Lenardon, Mark P.O. Morford, with contributions by Michael Sham.|
|Contributions||Morford, Mark P. O., 1929-, Sham, Michael.|
|LC Classifications||BL722 .M67 1997|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 293 p. :|
|Number of Pages||293|
|LC Control Number||96009734|
But above all this book is a fascinating and readable guide to the rich and diverse legends and mythologies of the classical world. After having lost my faith due to certain cosmological facts that I couldn't reconcile with Scripture, I left Christianity. This last part would have benefited from a little clarification, because every deity's origin story in the content of the myth as in, the story told about that deity's birth, early life, etc. Offering historical and cultural background on the myths--including evidence from art and archaeology--they also provide ample interpretative material and examine the enduring survival of classical mythology and its influence in the fields of art, literature, music, dance, and film. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic.
The same can be said about the epic poetry attributed to Homer: to perform this epic is to activate myth, and such activation is fundamentally a matter of ritual. Nov 04, Jacob rated it really liked it A comprehensive look at Roman and Greek mythology - very handy to have around if you are studying! A Companion to Greek Mythology approaches the rich diversity of Greek myth from a distinctive new angle - one that delves deeply into its origins in shared Indo-European story patterns and the Greeks' contacts with their Eastern Mediterranean neighbors. Women and Ethnicity in Classical Greece. It is written in such an unorganized way it's really hard to understand what they're trying to get at. Donald Hughes.
A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. These are questions with which the reader of this Companion will have to grapple. Instead, Morford goes into a fair amount of detail about what we know. Some minor deities were omitted
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As a historian I sometimes use myths of the past in comparison with myths of the present. The Organization of Knowledge Susan Prince.
Bad textbook By Elyse on Oct 07, It was in fine shape but it is poorly written. Cultural Relevance rating: 4 Writing about Greek mythology necessitates writing about war, violence, rape, infanticide, and other potentially difficult or taboo topics.
Reminding the reader that our knowledge of those times is still incomplete and changing. Offering historical and cultural background on the myths--including evidence from art and archaeology--they also provide ample interpretative material and examine the enduring survival of classical mythology and its influence in the fields of art, literature, music, dance, and film.
The story of every character, whether human or divine, major or minor, is retold in this book, detailing every version and variation. The Dictionary will be an essential companion to the study of Western literature and art, a significant part of which has always been concerned with the ancient myths and legends as a source of both subject matter and allusion.
It did not. Modularity rating: 4 On the one hand, this is a perfect example of modularity, as the individual sections can be easily excerpted if an instructor is doing a unit about certain deities or figures from Greek mythology.
Changing the Paradigms Sarah B. Upper-division undergraduates and above. This came about because of my involvment in the Christian Church for ten years.
The story of every character, whether human or divine, major or minor, is retold in this book, detailing every version and variation. A little jumpy, but it's fine. Grammatical Errors rating: 5 I did not notice any grammatical errors.
Tragedy is a place of edges and margins, an in-between territory where boundaries — literal and metaphorical — are ripe for exploration and contestation.
He refers and quotes liberally from surviving manuscripts. Consistency rating: 4 The book is overall consistent, though some entries are much shorter or longer than others as dictated by how important that figure was in Greek mythology and how many recorded narratives survived about them.
Religious Practice and Belief Emily Kearns. Identifies gods, goddesses, naiads, dryads, nymphs, fauns, satyrs, centaurs, and heroes, as well as legendary places, such as Olympus "synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
GET IT! The many photos and illustrations also help in giving flesh to the text. Notes on Contributors. The same can be said about the epic poetry attributed to Homer: to perform this epic is to activate myth, and such activation is fundamentally a matter of ritual.Get this from a library!
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