Classical Mythology

Oxford University Press - Featuring the authors' clear and extensive translations of original sources, it brings to life the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and engaging style. The text contains a wide variety of faithfully translated passages from Greek and Latin sources, Ovid, Euripides, Pindar, Lucretius, including Homer, all the Homeric Hymns, Plato, Vergil, Hesiod, Aeschylus, Lucian, Herodotus, Sophocles, and Seneca.

Morford, Robert J. Lenardon, and michael sham incorporate a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary to make the myths come alive for students. Offering historical and cultural background on the myths including evidence from art and archaeology they also provide ample interpretative material and examine the enduring survival of classical mythology and its influence in the fields of art, dance, literature, music, and film.

Classical Mythology - . Building on the bestselling tradition of previous editions, Classical Mythology, Tenth Edition, is the most comprehensive survey of classical mythology available--and the first full-color textbook of its kind. Acclaimed authors Mark P. O.





Art and Myth in Ancient Greece World of Art

Thames & Hudson - The greek myths are so much of our visual and literary culture that we tend to forget how they entered it in the first place. 370 black-and-white illustrations. There is no surviving account in ancient Greek literature of of stories as important as the fall of Troy or Theseus and the Minotaur. It is to visual sources that we have to turn for much of our knowledge of the myths.

With its copious illustrations, poetry, it forms an indispensable and unrivaled reference work for everybody interested in art, drama, anthropology or religion. Here is the first scholarly, comprehensive and succinct survey of the treatment of myth by the artists of ancient Greece. Vase paintings, engraved gems and sculpture in bronze and and stone often pre-date reference to the myths in literature or offer alternative versions to the familiar accounts; always they throw light on the way the Greeks understood the stories of gods and heroes.





The Trojan War in Ancient Art

Cornell University Press - Woodford is an engaging guide, as concerned with nuances of human experience as she is with aesthetic detail. As unforgettable images in story and picture reflect back on one another, Woodford offers us a new appreciation of the range of the emotional and sensuous expression―and also of the humor―of classical culture.

Used book in Good Condition. The legendary characters of the trojan war, ovid, captured the imaginations not only of Homer, Aeschylus, Virgil, the Attic tragedians, and many other writers, Susan Woodford reminds us, but of countless Greek and Roman visual artists as well. A vibrant retelling of the Trojan myths, this handsomely illustrated book brings to life for today's readers both visual and literary traditions.





Ten Plays by Euripides

Bantam Classics - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. The first playwright of democracy, Euripides wrote with enduring insight and biting satire about social and political problems of Athenian life. In contrast to his contemporaries, he brought an exciting--and, to the Greeks, a stunning--realism to the "pure and noble form" of tragedy.

For the first time in history, heroes and heroines on the stage were not idealized:  as Sophocles himself said, Euripides shows people not as they ought to be, but as they actually are.





The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus

Penguin Classics - With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. The heroic greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B. C. Towering over the rest of greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family—Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus—are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written.

Robert fagles's authoritative and acclaimed translation conveys all of Sophocles's lucidity and power: the cut and thrust of his dialogue, above all, his ironic edge, the surge and majesty of his choruses and, the agonies and triumphs of his characters. This penguin classics edition features an introduction and notes by the renowned classicist Bernard Knox.

The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus - For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Penguin Books. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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The World of Myth: An Anthology

Oxford University Press - Featuring a thematic organization, it helps students understand world mythology as a metaphor for humanity's search for meaning in a complex world. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Oxford university Press USA. Building on the bestselling tradition of the first edition, the long-awaited second edition offers a uniquely comprehensive collection of myths from numerous cultures around the globe.

Penguin Books. Author david leeming presents a sweeping variety of myths whose origins range from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and modern science. One of the most wide-ranging anthologies available, Aztec, Hittite, Chinese, Japanese, Muslim, Greek, Australian Aboriginal, Celtic, this volume includes myths from African, and Persian cultures.

The World of Myth: An Anthology - Since its publication in 1991, the World of Myth has provided thousands of students with a fascinating, wide-ranging introduction to world mythology. Students will be captivated by stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Christianity, the Norse, Chinese, and Mayans; tales of apocalypse from India, and modern science; myths of the mother goddess from Native American Hopi culture and James Lovelock's Gaia; and much more.





The Odyssey

Penguin Classics - Oxford university Press USA. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Penguin Books. Sing to me of the man, muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy. So begins robert fagles' magnificent translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin in the New York Times Book Review hails as "a distinguished achievement.

If the iliad is the world's greatest war epic, the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of an everyman's journey through life. Used book in Good Condition. Renowned classicist bernard knox's superb introduction and textual commentary provide insightful background information for the general reader and scholar alike, intensifying the strength of Fagles's translation.

The Odyssey - This is an odyssey to delight both the classicist and the general reader, to captivate a new generation of Homer's students. This penguin classics Deluxe Edition features French flaps and deckle-edged paper. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War is at once a timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance.





Sprezzatura: 50 Ways Italian Genius Shaped the World

Anchor - From the roman calendar and the creator of the modern orchestra Claudio Monteverdi to the beginnings of ballet and the creator of modern political science Niccolò Machiavelli, Sprezzatura highlights fifty great Italian cultural achievements in a series of fifty information-packed essays in chronological order.

. Used book in Good Condition. Oxford university Press USA. The great epic of Western literature, translated by the acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles. A witty, erudite celebration of fifty great italian cultural achievements that have significantly influenced Western civilization from the authors of What Are the Seven Wonders of the World?The word "sprezzatura, " or the art of effortless mastery, was coined in 1528 by Baldassare Castiglione in The Book of the Courtier.

Sprezzatura: 50 Ways Italian Genius Shaped the World - No one has demonstrated effortless mastery throughout history quite like the Italians. Penguin Books. Used book in Good Condition.





Metamorphoses Oxford World's Classics

Oxford University Press - Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, voluminous notes to clarify the text, including expert introductions by leading authorities, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, and much more. Used book in Good Condition.

Oxford university Press USA. Used book in Good Condition. Penguin Books. Metamorphoses--the best-known poem by one of the wittiest poets of classical antiquity--takes as its theme change and transformation, as illustrated by Greco-Roman myth and legend. The great epic of Western literature, translated by the acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles.

Metamorphoses Oxford World's Classics - Melville's new translation reproduces the grace and fluency of Ovid's style, and its modern idiom offers a fresh understanding of Ovid's unique and elusive vision of reality. About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe.

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Metamorphoses Hackett Classics

Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. - Penguin Books. Under lombardo's spell, neither Argus nor anyone else need fear nodding off. The translation is accompanied by an exhilarating Introduction by W. R. Used book in Good Condition. Hackett. Such misconceptions are unlikely to survive a reading of Lombardo's rendering, irony, which vividly mirrors the brutality, sadness, tenderness, comedy, and eeriness of Ovid's vast world as well as the poem’s effortless pacing.

. Used book in Good Condition. The great epic of Western literature, translated by the acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles. Johnson that unweaves and reweaves many of the poem’s most important themes while showing how the poet achieves some of his most brilliant effects. An analytical table of contents, a catalog of transformations, and a glossary are also included.

Metamorphoses Hackett Classics - Ovid's metamorphoses gains its ideal twenty-first-century herald in Stanley Lombardo's bracing translation of a wellspring of Western art and literature that is too often treated, even by poets, as a mere vehicle for the scores of myths it recasts and transmits rather than as a unified work of art with epic-scale ambitions of its own.

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Orpheus and Company: Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology

University Press of New England - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. The great epic of Western literature, translated by the acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles. Penguin Books. This collection offers myriad fresh, and often dazzling, interpretations of Greek myths at a time of renewed excitement about the role of myths and other archetypes in our culture, and about the spiritual themes which many of the poems suggest.

Hackett. The range is broad, reginald shepard, mark strand, louise glück, to such respected emerging poets as Diann Blakely, and Stephen Dobyns, from celebrated authors such as Rita Dove, Mary Jo Bang, and Carl Phillips.