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Short Introduction to Classical Myth, A

By Barry B. Powell

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 7, 2001

Table of Contents

I. DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION.

 1. What Is a Myth?

 2. The Meaning of Myth I: Ancient and Premodern Theories.

 3. The Meaning of Myth II: Modern Theories.

II. BACKGROUND.

 4. The Cultural Context of Classical Myth.

 5. The Development of Classical Myth.

III. THEMES.

 6. Myth and Creation: Hesiod's Theogony and Its Near Eastern Sources.

 7. Greek Myth and Greek Religion: Persephone, Orpheus, Dionysus.

 8. Myth and the Hero: The Legends of Heracles and Gilgamesh.

 9. Myth and History: Crete and the Legend of the Trojan War.

10. Myth and Folktale: The Legend of Odysseus' Return.

11. Myth and Society: The Legend of the Amazons.

12. Myth and Law: The Legend of Orestes.

13. Roman Myth and Roman Religion: The Metamorphoses of Ovid.

14. Myth and Politics: The Myth of Theseus and the Aeneid of Vergil.

15. Myth and Art.

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