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9780195218787

Classical Mythology

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  • ISBN-13: 9780195218787
  • ISBN: 0195218787
  • Edition: 6
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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated

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Morford and Lenardon's best-selling introduction to classical mythology is a comprehensive survey focusing on the literary tradition of Greek and Roman mythology. It offers extensive translations of original mythological sources as well as comparative and interpretive approaches to the myths. In this package, Classical Mythology, 6/e is bundled with the Oxford World's Classic Medea and Other Plays. Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood. He is also remarkable for the prominence he gave to female characters, whether heroines of virtue or vice. This new translation does full justice to Euripides's range of tone and gift of narrative. A lucid introduction provides substantial analysis of each play, complete with vital explanations of the traditions and background to Euripides's world. Contains: Medea; Hippolytus; Electra; HelenMorford, Mark P. O. is the author of 'Classical Mythology', published 2001 under ISBN 9780195218787 and ISBN 0195218787.

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