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Author Plant, I. M. (Ian Michael), 1963- author

Title Myth in the ancient world / Ian Plant
Published South Yarra, Vic. : Palgrave, 2012
South Yarra, Vic. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012


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Description 398 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Part 1 -- Introduction -- Myth and mythology -- The meaning of myth -- The Greek gods : the first generation of Olympians -- The Greek gods : the second generation of Olympians -- The hero -- The heroine -- The myth of the Trojan War -- Rome and its foundation myth -- Creation and flood myths from the near east -- Part 2 -- Greek texts -- Homer, 'Iliad', 'Odyssey' -- Scholia on the 'Iliad' -- Hesiod, 'Theogony, works and days' -- Homeric 'Hymns to Demeter' -- Hecataeus, 'Genealogies' -- Herodotus, 'Histories' -- Hellanicus of Lesbos -- Thucydides, 'History' -- Hippocrates, 'On airs, waters and places' -- Euripides, 'The Bacchae', 'Heracles', 'Alcestis' -- Plato, 'Protagoras' -- Dionysius of Halicarnassus -- Apollodorus, The library, 'Epitome' -- Pausanias, 'Description of Greece' -- Plutarch, 'Life of Romulus', 'Life of Cimon' -- Proclus, 'Chrestomathy' -- Roman texts -- Sallust, 'Conspiracy of Catiline' -- Livy, 'Early history of Rome' -- Virgil, 'Aeneid' -- Ovid, 'Metamorphoses' -- Epitaphs from Rome -- Egyptian, near eastern and Biblical texts -- 'Book of the dead' -- 'Eridu genesis' -- 'Enuma Elish' -- Nur Aya, 'Epic of Atrahasis' -- Sin-leqe-unnini, 'Epic of Gilgamesh' -- Bible (extracts) -- Glossary of people and places -- Chronology of the ancient world
Summary Provides a complete introduction to this important field of study. It contains a selection of readings from ancient texts and a comprehensive glossary. Examines the key themes to the cultures in which the myths arose or in which they were adopted. Plant is at Macquarie Uni
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Mythology, Middle Eastern.
Mythology, Asian.
Mythology, Egyptian.
Mythology, Greek.
Mythology, Roman.
ISBN 9781420256864