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Classical Mythology: Images and Insights

Classical Mythology: Images and Insights
Author: Stephen Harris - Gloria Platzner
ISBN 13: 9780073535678
ISBN 10: 73535672
Edition: 5
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Publication Date: 2007-06-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 1152
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Classical Mythology: Images and Insights grew out of the authors’ many years of teaching Greek and Roman myth to undergraduates at California State University, Sacramento. Unique among textbooks on this topic, our book approaches the study of myth through complete works of Greco-Roman literature, including six complete Greek dramas and generous excerpts from the narratives of Homer, Hesiod, Virgil, and Ovid, and through carefully-chosen examples of Classical works of art, both painting and sculpture. Combining literary masterpieces with the visual arts, this integrative approach offers readers a comprehensive experience with both cognitive and aesthetic appeal.


An introduction to Greek and Roman mythology combining theoretical treatment of myth with primary literature and art. Incorporates selections and complete works of Greco-Roman myths such as Hesiod's Theogony, the Homeric hymns, and Ovid's Metamorphoses, with critical introductions and discussion and review questions. Discusses Greek myth's concepts and divinities, contrasts Greek and Roman myth, modern art and literature incorporating mythology. Includes a separate chapter devoted to the Great Goddess. Includes b&w illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)