Greek Mythology: An Introduction (Paperback)
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Short Description for Greek Mythology This introductory text offers a chronological account of the main Greek myths in surviving literary and artistic sources, and also examines the history of interpretation of Greek mythology from the 17th century to the present. It examines the relationship between Greek myths and epic poetry.
- Published: 09 May 1996
- Format: Paperback 264 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780801853951 ISBN 10: 0801853958
- Sales rank: 86,026
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Full description for Greek Mythology
This revised translation of Fritz Graf's highly acclaimed introduction to Greek mythology offers a chronological account of the principal Greek myths that appear in the surviving literary and artistic sources and concurrently documents the history of interpretation of Greek mythology from the 17th century to the present. First surveying the various definitions of myth that have been advanced, Graf proceeds to examine topics such as the relationship between Greek myths and epic poetry, the connection between particular myths and shrines or holy festivals, the use of myth in Greek song and tragedy, and the uses and interpretations of myth by philosophers and allegorists.