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Classical Myth

 
 
 
 
Classical Myth
Author: Barry B. Powell
ISBN 13: 9780136061717
ISBN 10: 136061710
Edition: 6th
Publisher: Pearson Longman
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Paperback
Pages: 694
List Price: $101.00
 
 

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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A text springing from a course taught at the U. of Wisconsin-Madison since around 1933. It surveys classical myth, and also the roots of Western culture, emphasizing the anthropological, historical, religious, sociological, and economic contexts in which the stories were told along with analysis and interpretation. New translations from the Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and Italian have been prepared for this volume by Herbert M. Howe. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)