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ISBN: 9780190081836

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Classical Mythology in Context

Second Edition

Lisa Maurizio

  • Modular structure efficiently organizes the material--saving time and effort for the instructor and providing the student with a framework for studying classical mythology
  • Provides a sustained discussion of religious practices and sacred places that offers a key approach to the historical contextualization of Greek myths
  • Offers an introduction to--and integration of--theoretical approaches to myth in each chapter that shows how these approaches affect the ways in which students understand myths and mythic figures
  • Includes an ample selection of primary sources with accessible translations
  • A robust comparative approach examining Greek myths alongside other myths from the Mediterranean Basin and the Ancient Near East
  • An approach to the reception of myths as interpretation and reflection in Western art, with an emphasis on contemporary culture
  • The text's modular approach lends itself to "chunking" assessment by learning objectives

New to this Edition:

  • Reorganized Part II on Heroes/Heroines improves the sequencing of topics and offers more opportunities for comparisons between topics.
  • New translations of Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and the Bacchae in Part I and Antigone, Hecuba, Medea, Herakles, Vergil, and the tragedies of Seneca in Part II I provide more accessibility
  • Scholars and writers whose work now appears in the Second Edition include Simone Weil, Sue Grand, David Malouf, Pat Barker, Clare Pollard, Deborah Lyons, and Gail Carriger
  • Revisions of several the Reception modules increase the number of examples from popular culture, including the treatment of Achilles in contemporary fiction (chapter 10), casting Heracles in contemporary film (chapter 11), Penelope's Perspectives (chapter 13), and Antigone around the world (chapter 15)
  • Now offers an enhanced e-book with video clips, audio, flashcards, and quizzes to further increase opportunities for student engagement. Instructors now also have access to Oxford Learning Link Direct, which provides a course cartridge with test questions, PowerPoint slides, and other resources that can be embedded directly in the their LMS.

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