Preface Maps, Figures, and Myth & Culture Closer Look Images and Audio Recordings About the Authors
PART ONE The Myths of Creation: The Gods
1 INTERPRETATION AND DEFINITION OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY Appendix to Chapter 1: Sources for Classical Mythology 2 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY 3 MYTHS OF CREATION 4 ZEUS' RISE TO POWER: THE CREATION OF MORTALS Appendix to Chapter 4: Parallels in Myths of Greece and the Ancient Near East 5 THE TWELVE OLYMPIANS: ZEUS, HERA, AND THEIR CHILDREN 6 THE NATURE OF THE GODS AND GREEK RELIGION 7 POSEIDON, SEA DEITIES, GROUP DIVINITIES, AND MONSTERS 8 ATHENA 9 APHRODITE AND EROS 10 ARTEMIS Additional Reading: Euripides' Hippolytus 11 APOLLO Additional Reading: Homeric Hymn to Pythian Apollo 12 HERMES 13 DIONYSUS, PAN, ECHO, AND NARCISSUS 14 DEMETER AND THE ELEUSINIAN MYSTERIES 15 VIEWS OF THE AFTERLIFE: THE REALM OF HADES 16 ORPHEUS AND ORPHISM: MYSTERY RELIGIONS IN ROMAN TIMES
PART TWO The Greek Sagas
Introduction to the Greek Sagas 17 THE THEBAN SAGA 18 THE MYCENAEAN SAGA Additional Reading: Orestes and the Three Electras 19 THE TROJAN SAGA AND THE ILIAD Appendix to Chapter 19: Meleager and the Calydonian Boar Hunt 20 THE RETURNS AND THE ODYSSEY 21 PERSEUS AND THE LEGENDS OF ARGOS Appendix: Bellerophon and the Chimera 22 HERACLES 23 THESEUS AND THE LEGENDS OF ATTICA 24 JASON, MEDEA, AND THE ARGONAUTS Additional Reading: Jason and Medea in Euripides
PART THREE The Nature of Roman Mythology
25 GREEK MYTHOLOGY IN THE ROMAN WORLD Additional Reading: Stories from Ovid's Metamorphoses 26 ROMAN MYTHOLOGY AND SAGA
Glossary of Mythological Words and Phrases in English The Greek Spelling of Names Indexes A. Index of Authors, Artists, Composers, and Titles B. Glossary/Index of Mythological and Historical Persons, Places, and Subjects
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