Classical Myth
Barry B. Powell
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For courses in Classical Mythology in Classics, English, or other departments Comprehensive and scholarly, this well designed and class tested text presents Greek and Roman myths in a lively and easy to read manner It features fresh translations, numerous illustrations ancient and modern of classical myths and legends, and commentary that emphasizes the anthropologicalFor courses in Classical Mythology in Classics, English, or other departments Comprehensive and scholarly, this well designed and class tested text presents Greek and Roman myths in a lively and easy to read manner It features fresh translations, numerous illustrations ancient and modern of classical myths and legends, and commentary that emphasizes the anthropological, historical, religious, sociological, and economic contexts in which the myths were told It also provides a cultural context so that students can see how mythology has influenced the world and how it continues to influence society today.
  • Title: Classical Myth
  • Author: Barry B. Powell
  • ISBN: 9780131962941
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback

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Diamond Oct 19, 2019 - 14:29 PM
I used this book in my undergraduate Classical Mythology class. It's one of the few textbooks that I didn't sell back; because I wanted to keep for further reference. Even more amazing, I actually have used it for reference and perusal many times. I recommend it actually exactly for that purpose. If you like Mythology at all, it's really handy to have in your collection because you just check the table of contents, find the myth and BOOM; short and sweet, easy to understand.
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Catherine Woodman Oct 19, 2019 - 14:29 PM
I think that it is very hard to strike the right balance with a book that is summarizing the classic myths of Greece--this book has some great excerpts from the original sources (which were written long after the myths were created, but the earliest versions that exist today--I saw a scroll that was salvaged from Hercaleneum, and was amazed that they were able to figure out anything at all from it). The downside is that the telling of the stories is more pedantic than entertaining, and I think t [...]
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Danielle Stoll Oct 19, 2019 - 14:29 PM
I read most of this textbook for my Classical Mythology class in the fall of 2008. I started re-reading it a few days ago :-)
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Molly Oct 19, 2019 - 14:29 PM
“The Greek gods had personalities like those of humans and struggled with one another for position and power. They did not love humans (although some had favorites) and did not ask to be loved by them. They did not impose codes of behavior. They expected respect and honor but could act contrary to human needs and desires.” Read (most of) this book for my mythology class in my senior year of college. Very comprehensive, very good layout. It introduces those who may not know much about myth, b [...]
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Megan Oct 19, 2019 - 14:29 PM
This is one of the best textbooks on classical (Greek and Roman) Mythology out there. It's well organized, and the organization really helps pull together the larger themes of many more well-known myths. The passages of texts chosen are appropriate and not too long but many are from less common sources. This book is excellent for an overarching survey text; outside reading assignments of the classics should be added in where relevant. There are also a lot of extras related to this book on the pu [...]
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Jeffrey Oct 19, 2019 - 14:29 PM
I took this course because it was an elective. Little did I know how much I'd love Mythology and its importance to understanding who we are. Myth is rife throughout our language, labels, and in our meaning. If you want to understand yourself and your roots better then this is the place to go. Oh, by the way, Barry Powell is the master of myth and will not disappoint or lead you astray.
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Sam - Spines in a Line Oct 19, 2019 - 14:29 PM
I used this book for a class, and while it gave all the information, I needed I didn't find it all that compelling to read. The author seems to know abundant information on both Greek civilization and the myths but it may be hard to read straight through.
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Stephanie Oct 19, 2019 - 14:29 PM
Okay, the glossary in The Voyage of Argo is too abbreviated so I'm having to bust out my old mythology book as a reference. First read this one for undergrad coursework back in 2001. It's a succinct and well-organized survey text.
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Ashley May Oct 19, 2019 - 14:29 PM
If you don't really know anything about Greek/roman mythology this is a great book. Besides focusing on Greek and roman myths it also ties in other cultural myths too. Even though I had to read it for class it was a great read!
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Brian Oct 19, 2019 - 14:29 PM
Probably the best overview of Greek mythology I have ever read. This book does not read like a text book.
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Emily Oct 19, 2019 - 14:29 PM
I actually read the 2nd ed. and am ordering the 6th ed. for my mythology class. I like the many translations from many classical sources.
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Rachel Oct 19, 2019 - 14:29 PM
Stories are interesting but the way they are presented along with the author's opinions make this a annoying read
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Classical Myth By Barry B. Powell For courses in Classical Mythology in Classics, English, or other departments Comprehensive and scholarly, this well designed and class tested text presents Greek and Roman myths in a lively and easy to read manner It features fresh translations, numerous illustrations ancient and modern of classical myths and legends, and commentary that emphasizes the anthropologicalFor courses in Classical Mythology in Classics, English, or other departments Comprehensive and scholarly, this well designed and class tested text presents Greek and Roman myths in a lively and easy to read manner It features fresh translations, numerous illustrations ancient and modern of classical myths and legends, and commentary that emphasizes the anthropological, historical, religious, sociological, and economic contexts in which the myths were told It also provides a cultural context so that students can see how mythology has influenced the world and how it continues to influence society today.

A Short Introduction to Classical Myth An essential reference for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of classical mythology, this unique guide offers original source material on the social and historical background, interpretation, and commentary on major literary books on Greek myth such as Homer, Hesiod, the tragedians, the historians, Ovid, Vergil, and in Greek art. Anthology of Classical Myth Primary Sources Review of the first edition I believe any mythology teacher who uses primary texts should order this volume for their classes I certainly will.While the combination of Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns in one volume is in itself welcome, the addition of Apollodorus, Pausanias, Lucian, and Ovid s Heroides, among many others, should prove irresistible to experienced teachers of myth Some Ancient Greek Language Resources and Links for Beginners My own students and others often ask me about materials available for the study of ancient Greek on the web There are a lot of difficulties involved in studying Greek, whether in a Classical Mythology Myth TV Tropes The mythology of ancient Greece and ancient Rome is the Older Than Feudalism namer of many tropes, in addition to well known gods, heroes and monsters.An important element of Ancient Greece, The Roman Republic and The Roman Empire. Classical mythology is sometimes referred to as Greek Mythology by people who don t think the Romans contributed much or take the two mythologies Roman mythology Because ritual played the central role in Roman religion that myth did for the Greeks, it is sometimes doubted that the Romans had much of a native mythology This perception is a product of Romanticism and the classical scholarship of the th century, which valued Greek civilization as authentically creative From the Renaissance to the th century, however, Roman myths were an Greek Mythology Wrath of the Gods, the Greek mythology adventure game from the makers of Mythweb, is available on CD ROM the Greek mythology adventure game from the makers of Mythweb, is available on CD ROM. Timeless Myths A collection of myths and legend from Classical Greece and Rome, Norse and Celtic mythology, as well as Arthurian legend. Greek Myths Legends Paintings of Classical Mythology Classical, Greek and Roman, Myths Legends An exhibition of Mythic Art by Contemporary American Illustrator Howard David Johnson, whose illustrations of Mythology have been published all over the world by distinguished learning institutions and publishers including the House of Hades Timeless Myths Hades Pluto Lord of the Underworld.Hades was the son of the titans, Cronus and Rhea.Hades was the god of the dead, and ruled his world with absolute power and authority than Zeus. Icarus Icarus flight was often alluded to by Greek poets in passing, but the story was told briefly in Pseudo Apollodorus In the literature of ancient Rome, the myth was of interest to Augustan writers Hyginus narrates it in Fabula , beginning with the bovine love affair of Pasipha, daughter of the Sun, resulting in the birth of the Minotaur Ovid narrates the story of Icarus at some length in

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