Biblical and Classical Myths: The Mythological Framework of Western Culture (Frye Studies)

Biblical and Classical Myths: The Mythological Framework of Western Culture (Frye Studies)


In the Nineteen Seventies and 80s, Northrop Frye and Jay Macpherson co-taught a really influential direction on the collage of Toronto's Victoria collage at the heritage of Western mythology - Frye targeting the biblical myths; Macpherson at the classical. Biblical and Classical Myths recreates the idea at the back of that direction, with Frye's lectures - unpublished till very lately - supplemented via Macpherson's well known 1962 textbook on classical mythology, Four a long time: The Classical Myths.

Frye's lectures at the Bible make up the 1st 1/2 the e-book. He expounds on an array of subject matters, together with translations of the bible, sexual imagery, pastoral and agricultural imagery, and legislation and revolution within the bible. Four Ages makes up the second one part. Macpherson narrates the foremost classical myths from tales of production to the myths' survival in later ecu traditions.

By complementing the biblical culture with the classical, this quantity imparts a accomplished knowing of western mythology. With a preface by means of Alvin Lee, common editor of the accrued Works of Northrop Frye, Biblical and Classical Myths is a necessary quantity and represents a different fulfillment in scholarship.

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