Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction


From Zeus and Europa, to Diana, Pan, and Prometheus, the myths of historical Greece and Rome appear to exert a undying energy over us. yet what do these myths symbolize, and why are they so enduringly attention-grabbing? Why do they appear to be the sort of powerful means of speaking approximately our selves, our origins, and our wants? This creative and stimulating Very brief Introduction is going past an easy retelling of the tales to discover the wealthy historical past and numerous interpretations of classical mythology. it's a wide-ranging account, studying how classical myths are used and understood in either excessive paintings and pop culture, taking the reader from the temples of Crete to skyscrapers in long island, and discovering classical myths in various unforeseen locations: from Arabic poetry and Hollywood movies, to psychoanalysis, the Bible, and New Age spiritualism.

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