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Classical Mythology: The Basics
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date May 25, 2016
Pages 224
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780415715027
ISBN-10 0415715024
Dimensions 0 by 5.07 by 7.79 in.
Original list price $95.00
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This is an engaging introduction which explores the latest thinking about Classical mythology, the history of interpreting myths and the role of myths in cultural tradition, from painting to opera, philosophy, politics, drama, and religion in the modern day. It answers such questions as

  • what are ancient myths and who invented them
  • where do gods come from
  • what makes a hero
  • how is Classical myth used in the modern world
  • and what approaches are there to the study of myth?

Featuring further reading and case studies from antiquity to the modern day, this is an essential introduction to the myths which have been a fundamental part of Western culture throughout history.



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from Routledge (May 25, 2016)
9780415715027 | details & prices | 224 pages | List price $95.00
About: This is an engaging introduction which explores the latest thinking about Classical mythology, the history of interpreting myths and the role of myths in cultural tradition, from painting to opera, philosophy, politics, drama, and religion in the modern day.
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9780415715034 | details & prices | 224 pages | List price $24.95
About: This is an engaging introduction which explores the latest thinking about Classical mythology, the history of interpreting myths and the role of myths in cultural tradition, from painting to opera, philosophy, politics, drama, and religion in the modern day.

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