Classical Mythology: Images and Insights

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PART ONE The Nature and Function of Myth

CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Greek Myth

CHAPTER 2 Ways of Interpreting Myth

PART TWO Epic Myths and the Heroic Quest

CHAPTER 3 In the Beginning: Hesiod’s Creation Story

CHAPTER 4 Alienation of the Human and Divine: Prometheus, Fire, and Pandora

CHAPTER 5 The Divine Woman in Greek Mythology

CHAPTER 6 The Olympian Family of Zeus: Sharing Rule of the Universe

CHAPTER 7 In Touch with the Gods: Apollo’s Oracle at Delphi

CHAPTER 8 Dionysus: Rooted in Earth and Ecstasy

CHAPTER 9 Land of No Return: The Gloomy Kingdom of Hades

CHAPTER 10 Heroes of Myth: Man Divided Against Himself

CHAPTER 11 Heroines of Myth: Women in Many Roles

CHAPTER 12 Heroes at War: The Troy Saga

CHAPTER 13 A Different Kind of Hero: The Quest of Odysseus

PART THREE Tragic Heroes and Heroines

CHAPTER 14 Myth and the Tragic Vision in the Theater of Dionysus: Euripides’ Bacchae

CHAPTER 15 The House of Atreus: Aeschylus’s Oresteia

CHAPTER 16 The Tragic House of Laius: Sophocles’ Oedipus Cycle

CHAPTER 17 A Different Perspective on Tragedy: Euripides’ Medea

PART FOUR The World of Roman Myth

CHAPTER 18 The Roman Vision: Greek Myths and Roman Realities

CHAPTER 19 Virgil’s Roman Epic: The Aeneid

CHAPTER 20 The Retelling of Greek Myths: Ovid’s Metamorphosis

PART FIVE The Western World’s Transformations of Myth

CHAPTER 21 The Persistence of Myth


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