Classical Myth: Pearson New International Edition

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Pearson Education
Barry B. Powell,
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BIC subject category (UK)
DS Literature: history & criticism
Code publique Onix
05 Enseignement supérieur
Date de première publication du titre
01 novembre 2013
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Classification thématique Thema: Littérature : histoire et critique

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PART I Definitions and Background


1.    The Nature of Myth

2.    The Cultural Context of Classical Myth

3.    The Development of Classical Myth


PART II Divine Myth


4.    Myths of Creation: The Rise of Zeus

5.    Myths of Creation: The Origins of Mortals

6.    Myths of Zeus, His Wife Hera, and His Brother Poseidon

7.    Myths of the Great God Apollo

8.    Myths of Hermes, Pan, Hephaestus, Ares

9.    Myths of the Female Deities

10. Myths of Fertility: Demeter and Related Myths

11. Myths of Fertility: Dionysus

12. Myths of Death: Encounters with the Underworld  


PART III Legends


13. Gilgamesh: Introduction to Heroic Myth  

14. Perseus and Myths of the Argive Plain

15. Heracles

16   Theseus and the Myths of Athens

17. The Myths of Crete

18. Oedipus and the Myths of Thebes

19. Jason and the Myths of Iolcus and Calydon

20. The Trojan War

21. The Fall of Troy and Its Aftermath

22. The Return of Odysseus


PART IV Roman Myth


23. Legends of Aeneas    

24. Legends of Early Rome


PART V Interpretation


25. Theories of Myth Interpretation






1.1 The "Myth of Atlantis"

1.2 The Brothers Grimm

2 Frank Miller's 300

4.1 Goya’s Saturn Devouring His Children

4.2 The Biblical Creation Story  

5.1 Kratos: God of War

5.2 Prometheus and the Romantics

6.1 The Three Graces

6.2 The Loves of Zeus in European Art (color insert)

7 Bernini’s Apollo and Daphnê

8 Pan and Pastoral Tradition

9 Venus: Images of Beauty in European Art (color insert)

10.1   Rossetti’s Proserpina Holding the Pomegranate

10.2   H. D.’s “Adonis”

11.1   Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadnê

11.2   Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy

12.1   Vampires

12.2   Michelangelo’s The Sibyl of Cumae

12.3   Dante’s Inferno

13   J. R. R. Tolkien’s Modern Hero in The Lord of the Rings

14.1   Vasari’s Perseus and Andromeda

14.2   Classical Myth and the Stars

15   Daumier’s Hercules in the Augean Stables

16   Boccaccio’s Misfortunes of Famous Men

17.1   Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson

17.2   Picasso’s Minotauromachia

17.3   Brueghel’s The Fall of Icarus

18   Gustave Moreau’s Oedipus and the Sphinx

19.1   Seneca’s Medea

19.2   Delacroix’s Médée

20.1   Yeats’s “Leda and the Swan”

20.2   The Beauty of Helen

21.1   The Trojan War in European Art (color insert)

21.2   Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida

22.1   Ulysses

22.2   The Legends of Odysseus in European Art (color insert)

22.3   Cavafy’s “Ithaca”

23   Aeneas, Augustus, and Mussolini

24.1   David’s Oath of the Horatii

24.2   The Lucretia of Rembrandt and Shakespeare

25   Apuleius’ Allegory of Cupid and Psychê 



  I.   The Ancient Mediterranean (inside front cover)

 II.   Southern and Central Greece, chapter  2  

III. The Ancient Near East, chapter 3

IV.    The Argive Plain, chapter 14

V. Heracles' Adventures in Greece, chapter 15

VI.    Locations of Heracles' Deeds Abroad, chapter 15

VII.   The Labors of Theseus, chapter 16

VIII. The Voyage of the Argo, chapter 19

IX. The Troad, chapter 20

X.   Ancient Italy, chapter 23 

XI.    The Travels of Aeneas, chapter 23

XII.    Imperial Rome, chapter 24  

XIII.   Greece, the Aegean, and Western Asia Minor (inside back cover)




CHART 3 Near Eastern Gods and Goddesses

CHART 4.1 The First Generation of Gods

CHART 4.2 The Offspring of Gaea and Uranus

CHART 4.3 The Offspring of Gaea and Pontus

CHART 4.4 Hittite and Greek Theogonies Compared

CHART 5 The Descent of the Greek Tribes from the Race of Titans

CHART 6.1 The Twelve Olympians

CHART 6.2 Zeus’s Divine Consorts and Their Children

CHART 14 The Descent of Perseus

CHART 15.1 The Descent of Heracles

CHART 15.2 Heracles' Wives and Offspring

CHART 16.1 Cecrops and His Descendants

CHART 16.2 The House of Erichthonius

CHART 17 The House of Crete

CHART 18 The House of Cadmus

CHART 19.1 The House of Aeolus

CHART 19.2 The House of Calydon

CHART 20.1 The House of Atreus

CHART 20.2 The House of Tyndareüs

CHART 20.3 The House of Troy


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