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Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

Helen Morales

Series: Very Short Introductions

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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 myths. 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Very Short Introductions
Release date: August 2007
First published: November 2007
Authors: Helen Morales
Dimensions: 174 x 111 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-280476-1
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Humanities > Archaeology
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary theory
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Myths & mythology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > Classical, early & medieval
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > European archaeology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Customs & folklore
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > European archaeology > Classical Greek & Roman archaeology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Customs & folklore > Folklore
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Myths & mythology
LSN: 0-19-280476-6
Barcode: 9780192804761

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