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Published: 31 July 2020

744 Pages | 214

ISBN: 9780197528020

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Classical Myth

Ninth Edition

Barry B. Powell

  • A best-selling text, written by a renowned scholar and teacher
  • Explores the historical development of classical myth
  • Shows how the study of classical myth is closely connected to the study of the roots of Western culture
  • Stresses the importance of interpretation in the study of myth and encourages students to engage with multiple perspectives that can be brought to bear on the same topic
  • "Perspectives" features examine the uses of classical myth in the medieval, Renaissance, and modern periods
  • Offers modern translations of many of the most essential sources in classical myth
  • Enhanced by more than 200 illustrations, including reproductions of vase paintings, sculpture, architectural monuments, and other works of art from the ancient and modern worlds
  • Includes thirteen maps, twenty tables, and guides for pronouncing difficult terms and names
  • An access code, included with every new copy of the text, provides students with integrated digital learning resources, including a full-color eBook, quizzes, and flashcards
  • A Companion Website at offers a Test Item File and PowerPoint lecture slides for instructors

New to this Edition:

  • An eBook with links to flashcards, chapter quizzes, note-taking guides, and full-color reproductions of all the photos in the text
  • PowerPoint slides and a test-item file, available to adopters at
  • Several streamlined and reorganized chapters that make the text even more accessible
  • A completely revamped art program, with many new and improved images
  • Many new translations and an updated bibliography
  • A greatly reduced price that makes the text more affordable and accessible