Classical Mythology: The Basics, Paperback / softback Book

Classical Mythology: The Basics Paperback / softback

Part of the The Basics series

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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 aswhat are ancient myths and who invented themwhere do gods come fromwhat makes a herohow is Classical myth used in the modern worldand 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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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 172 pages, 10 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Folklore, myths & legends
  • ISBN: 9780415715034

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