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Classical Mythology, International Edition


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Maps, Figures, and "Myth and Culture" vii Preface ix About the Authors xiii About the Website xv PART ONE THE MYTHS OF CREATION: THE GODS 1 Interpretation and Definition of Classical Mythology 3 Appendix to Chapter 1: Sources for Classical Mythology 26 2 Historical Background of Greek Mythology 40 3 Myths of Creation 61 4 Zeus' Rise to Power: The Creation of Mortals 84 Appendix to Chapter 4: Parallels in Myths of Greece and the Ancient Near East 104 5 The Twelve Olympians: Zeus, Hera, and Their Children 117 6 The Nature of the Gods and Greek Religion 140 7 Poseidon, Sea Deities, Group Divinities, and Monsters 168 8 Athena 179 9 Aphrodite and Eros 193 10 Artemis 227 Additional Reading: Euripides' Hippolytus 237 11 Apollo 251 Additional Reading: The Homeric Hymn to Pythian Apollo 272 12 Hermes 285 13 Dionysus, Pan, Echo, and Narcissus 304 14 Demeter and the Eleusinian Mysteries 339 15 Views of the Afterlife: The Realm of Hades 359 16 Orpheus and Orphism: Mystery Religions in Roman Times 388 PART TWO THE GREEK SAGAS Introduction to the Greek Sagas 409 17 The Theban Saga 414 18 The Mycenaen Saga 445 Additional Reading: Orestes and the Three Electras 455 19 The Trojan Saga and the Iliad 475 Appendix to Chapter 19: Meleager and the Calydonian Boar Hunt 516 20 The Returns and the Odyssey 525 21 Perseus and the Legends of Argos 548 Appendix: Bellerophon and the Chimera 557 22 Heracles 562 23 Theseus and the Legends of Attica 589 24 Jason, Medea, and the Argonauts 614 Additional Reading: Jason and Medea in Euripides 627 PART THREE THE NATURE OF ROMAN MYTHOLOGY 25 Greek Mythology in the Roman World 643 26 Roman Mythology and Saga 673 PART FOUR THE SURVIVAL OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY 27 Classical Mythology in Literature 713 28 Classical Mythology in Music, Dance, and Film 742 Glossary of Mythological Words and Phrases in English 792 The Greek Spelling of Names 804 Indexes A. Index of Authors, Composers, and Titles I-1 B. Glossary/Index of Mythological and Historical Persons, Places, and Subjects I-13 Color Plates 1-9 follow page 397 Color Plates 10-20 follow page 443

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Mark P.O. Morford is Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Virginia Robert J. Lenardon is Professor of Classics Emeritus at The Ohio State University Michael Sham is Professor of Classics at Siena College

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