CategoriesMythology BRIEF GUIDE TO THE GREEK MYTHS


BRIEF GUIDE TO THE GREEK MYTHS

STEPHEN KERSHAW    Book Number: 81267    Product format: Paperback

Can Greek myths be distinguished from other types of traditional tales, and is there a useful working definition? Our book provides an overview of a large amount of the raw material of Greek mythology and makes constant reference to the original source material. Familiar narratives such as those of Jason and the Argonauts, the Trojan War, Heracles, the Iliad and Odysseus will all be encountered, along with quite a few less familiar characters and motifs. The book also explains interesting issues arising and their wider elegance. Did the Trojan War really happen? What about the lost city of Atlantis? And today, are we just another part of the Greek tradition? There is also a brief analysis of various scholarly interpretations of Greek myths from Euhemeros to Freud and beyond. Excerpts totalling about 2,175 words from 'The Odyssey of Homer' are included in translation. From the homecoming of the heroes at Troy to the lives of the Olympian Gods here are the tales that still live in our language and imagination; Midas Touch, Achilles Heel, Trojan Horses and how their inspiration has remained vital for Western culture from Renaissance painters, the poets of the Great War to the modern mythmakers of Hollywood. 531pp in paperback with family trees and four maps.
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ISBN 9781845295127
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