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Myths of the Greeks and Romans

by Michael Grant

  • ISBN: 9780452011625
  • ISBN10: 0452011620

Myths of the Greeks and Romans

by Michael Grant

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Publish date: 09/01/1995
  • ISBN: 9780452011625
  • ISBN10: 0452011620
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Description: Foreword Part I: The Heroes of Homer 1. The Wrath of Achilles i. The Story Told in the Iliad ii. Troy and Homer iii. Achilles: Helen iv. The Qualities of a Hero v. The Hero and His Gods 2. Odysseus i. The Story Told in the Odyssey ii. Odysseus iii. Ever-repeated Tales iv. Beyond the World's End Part II: Zeus, Apollo, Demeter 3. The Rise of Zeus i. The Story Told in the Theogony ii. Myths of Creation iii. Zeus Was Not Always There iv. The Destruction of the Rebels 4. Apollo and Demeter i. The Story Told in the Hymn to Apollo ii. The Brilliant God of Hellenism iii. The Story Told in the Hymn to Demeter iv. Mother Earth v. Myth and Ritual Part III: Agamemnon and Prometheus 5. The House of Agamemnon i. The Story of the Oresteia Told by Aeschylus ii. Tragic Drama Chooses Myth iii. The God Who Exacts the Price iv. To O'Neill, Eliot and Sartre 6. Prometheus i. The Story of the Prometheus Bound Told by Aeschylus ii. The Resistance Hero Part IV: Oedipus and Antigone 7. Oedipus i. The Story of the King Oedipus Told by Sophocles ii. Why Is Oedipus Destroyed? iii. The Oedipus Complex iv. Oedipus at Colonus 8. Antigone i. The Story of the Antigone Told by Sophocles ii. Who Is Right and Who Is Wrong? Part V: Heracles and Dionysus 9. Heracles Who Conquers Death i. The Story of the Alcestis Told by Euripides ii. A New Look at the Myths iii. The Harrowing of Hell 10. Dionysus Who Gives Ecstasy i. The Story of the Bacchae Told by Euripides ii. The Irresistable Irrational Part VI: Heroic Searchers 11. The Quest for the Golden Fleece i. The Story of the Argonautica Told by Apollonius ii. Alexandrians and Victorians 12. The Quest for a Lost Wife i. The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice Told by Virgil ii. The Holy Orphic Books iii. The Poetic Expression of Myth 13. The Quest for a New Home i. The Story of the Aeneid Told by Virgil ii. Nationalism and Guilt iii. The Two Gates of Sleep 14. The Quest for a Roman Past i. The Story of Romulus Told by Livy ii. Patriotic Foundation-myth iii. The Stories of Tarquin and Horatius Told by Livy iv. History in Legend Part VII: The Thousand Faces of Love 15. Ovid i. Changes of Shape ii. Loves Sad and Heavy iii. Loves Triumphant iv. Pious Couples Rewarded 16. The Invisible Lover i. The Story of Cupid and Psyche Told by Apuleius ii. Fairy-Story iii. Allegory? 17. He Died for Love i. The Story of Hero and Leander Told by Musaeus ii. Autumnal Tint Maps Some Additional Myths Bibliography Chapter Notes
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