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Myth: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Robert Segal

July 2015

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction explores different approaches to myth from several disciplines, including science, religion, philosophy, literature, and psychology. In this new edition, Robert Segal considers both the future study of myth as well as the impact of areas such as cognitive science and the latest approaches to narrative theory.

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Constellation Myths: with Aratus's Phaenomena


Eratosthenes, Hyginus, Aratus, Robin Hard

May 2015

Oxford World's Classics

This translation brings together ancient classical texts derived from Eratosthenes' handbook of astral mythology, Hyginus' guide to astronomy, and Aratus's astronomical poem Phaenomena to provide a complete collection of Greek astral myths.

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Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction


Helen Morales

August 2007

Very Short Introductions

From Zeus and Europa, to Diana, Pan, and Prometheus, the myths of ancient Greece and Rome seem to exert a timeless power over us. But what do those myths represent, and why are they so enduringly fascinating? This imaginative and stimulating Very Short Introduction goes beyond a simple retelling of the stories to explore the rich history and diverse interpretations of classical myths in both high art and popular culture.

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