Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

By Helen Morales 
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0192804766
EAN: 9780192804761
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 144
Publish Date: 2007-11-1
Binding: Paperback
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From Zeus and Europa, to Diana, Pan, and Prometheus, the myths of ancient Greece and Rome seem to exert a timeless power over us. But what do those myths represent, and why are they so enduringly fascinating? Why do they seem to be such a potent way of talking about our selves, our origins, and our desires? This imaginative and stimulating Very Short Introduction goes beyond a simple retelling of the stories to explore the rich history and diverse interpretations of classical mythology. It is a wide-ranging account, examining how classical myths are used and understood in both high art and popular culture, taking the reader from the temples of Crete to skyscrapers in New York, and finding classical myths in a variety of unexpected places: from Arabic poetry and Hollywood films, to psychoanalysis, the Bible, and New Age spiritualism.
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Title: Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Author: Helen Morales
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0192804766
EAN: 9780192804761
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 144
Publish Date: 2007-11-1
Binding: Paperback

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