Classical Mythology Images and Insight, Third Edition

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PART 1. THE NATURE AND FUNCTION OF MYTH

Chapter 1. Introduction to Greek Myth
Chapter 2. Ways of Interpreting Myth

PART II. THE MYTHIC WORLD OF GODS, GODDESSES, AND HEROES

Chapter 3. In the Beginning: Hesiod’s Theogony
Chapter 4. The Great Goddess and the Goddesses: The Divine Woman in Greek Mythology
Chapter 5. The Olympian Family of Zeus
Chapter 6. The World in Decline: Alienation of the Human and Divine
Chapter 7. In Touch with the Gods: Apollo’s Oracle at Delphi
Chapter 8. Dionysus: Rooted in Earth and Ecstasy
Chapter 9. Land of No Return: The Gloomy Kingdom of Hades
Chapter 10. Heroes and Heroines of Myth
Chapter 11. Heroes at War: The Troy Saga
Chapter 12. A Different Kind of Hero: The Quest of Odysseus

PART III. MYTHS OF THE TRAGIC HEROES AND HEROINES

Chapter 13. The Theater of Dionysus and the Tragic Vision
Chapter 14. Cosmic Conflict and Evolution: Aeschylus’s Transformation of the Prometheus Myth
Chapter 15. The House of Atreus: Aeschylus’s Oresteia
Chapter 16. The Tragic House of Laius: Sophocles’ Oedipus Cycle
Chapter 17. Euripides’ Medea: A Different Perspective on Tragedy

PART IV. THE WORLD OF ROMAN MYTH

Chapter 18. The Roman Vision: Greek Myths and Roman Realities
Chapter 19. The Aeneid: Virgil’s Roman Epic
Chapter 20. Ovid’s Metamorphoses: The Retelling of Greek Myths

PART V. THE WESTERN WORLD’S TRANSFORMATIONS OF MYTH

Chapter 21. The Persistence of Myth

 


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