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Classical Mythology

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Author: Morford, Mark

Brand: Oxford University Press

Edition: 11

Binding: Paperback

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 792

Release Date: 27-06-2018

Details: Product Description Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, Classical Mythology, Eleventh Edition, is the most comprehensive survey of classical mythology available--and the first full-color textbook of its kind. Featuring the authors' clear and extensive translations of original sources, it brings to life the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and engaging style. The text contains a wide variety of faithfully translated passages from Greek and Latin sources, including Homer, Hesiod, all the Homeric Hymns, Pindar, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Plato, Lucian, Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, and Seneca. Acclaimed authors Mark P.O. Morford, Robert J. Lenardon, and Michael Sham incorporate a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary to make the myths come alive for students. Offering historical and cultural background, they also examine the enduring survival of classical mythology and its influence in the fields of art, literature, music, dance, and film. Review " Classical Mythology, Eleventh Edition, features a thoughtful and engaging presentation of material, good use of color and graphics, and an excellent layout. The range and coverage of topics is very thorough; most of what a mythology class or instructor might look for is here in some form."--Glen Robert Gill, Montclair State University "This book offers broad, rich, yet detailed coverage and is superior to all competitors I know. This has been my main text (with a few interruptions) for considerably more than twenty years. It is reliable and appeals to students."--Zoja Pavlovskis-Petit, Binghamton University "I particularly like the glossary, which explains how concepts or names that originate with Greek myth have become part of the language. This is great for building vocabulary and enhancing student literacy. The phonetic pronunciations provided in one index are very helpful, as is the audio element on the website, which says words aloud so that students (and instructors) can hear how they are pronounced."--Alice Goode-Elman, Suffolk Community College About the Author Mark P.O. Morford is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Virginia, where he joined the faculty in 1984 after teaching for twenty-one years at The Ohio State University and serving as chairman of the Department of Classics. Robert J. Lenardon is Professor Emeritus of Classics at The Ohio State University, where he was on the faculty for twenty-five years and served as Director of Graduate Studies in Classics. Michael Sham is Professor of Classics at Siena College, where for the past twenty years he has developed a small but vigorous program. He is currently also Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics.

Package Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.9 x 1.2 inches

Languages: English