Classical Mythology in Context by Lisa Maurizio
Classical Mythology in Context Lisa Maurizio ebook
Publisher: Oxford University Press
We also examine some key thematic elements of Classical mythology- the figure of the to explore how myth is used in aparticular political and social context. Leda, in Greek legend, usually believed to be the daughter of Thestius, king of Aetolia, and wife of Tyndareus, king of Lacedaemon. Also explains the historical and literary context that influenced The Iliad. Of The Iliad's heroes after the war occupy an important space in Greek mythology. Proteus, in Greek mythology, the prophetic old man of the sea and shepherd of the sea's flocks (e.g., seals). Classical myths: stories of gods, demigods, and heroes; their significance and/ or art and archeology of ancient Greece in its cultural context. The mythology of the ancient Greeks included a dazzling array of deities, demigods, monsters, and heroes. Table of Contents, Chapter 1: The Nature of Myth, Chapter 2: The Cultural Context of Classical Myth Welcome to the Companion Website for Classical Myth. Antigone, in Greek legend, the daughter born of the unwittingly incestuous union of Oedipus and his mother, Jocasta. In Roman mythology, she is called Proserpina, and her mother, Ceres.