Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 November 2015

712 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199782833

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Classical Mythology in Context

Lisa Maurizio

  • A sustained discussion of religious practices and sacred places that offers a key approach to the historical contextualization of Greek myths
  • 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
  • Ample selections of primary sources, all from the Oxford World's Classics series
  • 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
  • An Ancillary Resource Center (ARC) that includes PowerPoint-based lecture slides and an Instructor's Resource Manual
  • A Companion Website that provides additional student and instructor resources