Classical Mythology in English Literature

A Critical Anthology

Author: Geoffrey Miles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134754639

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 472

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Classical Mythology in English Literature brings together a range of English versions of three classical myths. It allows students to explore the ways in which they have been reinterpreted and reinvented by writers throughout history. Beginning with a concise introduction to the principle Greco-Roman gods and heroes, the anthology then focuses on three stories: * Orpheus, the great musician and his quest to free his wife Eurydice from death * Venus and Adonis, the love goddess and the beautiful youth she loved * Pygmalion, the master sculptor who fell in love with his creation. Each section begins with the classical sources and ends with contemporary versions, showing how each myth has been used/abused or appropriated since its origins
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A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology

Author: Vanda Zajko,Helena Hoyle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119072115

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

View: 992

A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology presents a collection of essays that explore a wide variety of aspects of Greek and Roman myths and their critical reception from antiquity to the present day. Reveals the importance of mythography to the survival, dissemination, and popularization of classical myth from the ancient world to the present day Features chronologically organized essays that address different sets of myths that were important in each historical era, along with their thematic relevance Features chronologically organized essays that address different sets of myths that were important in each historical era, along with their thematic relevance Offers a series of carefully selected in-depth readings, including both popular and less well-known examples
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Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Helen Morales

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191579335

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 4010

From Zeus and Europa, to Diana, Pan, and Prometheus, the myths of ancient Greece and Rome seem to exert a timeless power over us. But what do those myths represent, and why are they so enduringly fascinating? Why do they seem to be such a potent way of talking about our selves, our origins, and our desires? This imaginative and stimulating Very Short Introduction goes beyond a simple retelling of the stories to explore the rich history and diverse interpretations of classical myths. It is a wide-ranging account, examining how classical myths are used and understood in both high art and popular culture, taking the reader from the temples of Crete to skyscrapers in New York, and finding classical myths in a variety of unexpected places: from arabic poetry and Hollywood films, to psychoanalysis, the bible, and New Age spiritualism. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Galatea's Emancipation: The Transformation of the Pygmalion Myth in Anglo-Saxon Literature since the 20th Century

Author: Stefanie Eck

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 3954895994

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 43

View: 4505

The Pygmalion myth, most famously told by Ovid in his Metamorphoses, has always fascinated artists. This fascination, due to the erotic potential of the story, resulted in an abundance of patriarchal re-narrations from the Middle Ages to the late 19th century. With the turn of the 20th century, however, the Pygmalion stories gradually changed under the influence of feminist thought and emancipation. The woman created by Pygmalion no longer remained a passive creature but began to resist her master and his male fantasies, sometimes in a subtle way, sometimes in open rebellion. The study at hand focuses on the development of the tale in the Anglo-Saxon literature of the 20th and 21st centuries. The author will analyze some of these modern Pygmalion versions, written by George Bernard Shaw, Carol Ann Duffy and Neil LaBute amongst other significant author
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Frauen aus Männerhand

ein Paradigma in der englischen und amerikanischen Literatur des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts

Author: Susanne Frane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868211016

Category: American literature

Page: 458

View: 9468

Posted in American literature

Das grosse Buch der klassischen Mythen

Herkules, Dionysos, Ödipus, Odysseus, Troja, goldenes Vlies, Aphrodite, Sigurd

Author: Edith Hamilton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442217236

Category:

Page: 502

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The Scriblerian

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 2308

Posted in English literature

Händel-Jahrbuch

Im Auftrage der Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Gesellschaft

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 7862

Posted in Music

The Victorians and the Ancient World

Archaeology and Classicism in Nineteenth-century Culture

Author: Richard Pearson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 559

In the nineteenth century, the ancient world became a very real presence for many writers and their publics, from the theatre-goers of popular pantomime to the intellectual thinkers in the academic and critical journals. The pre-eminence of the worlds of Greece and Rome was challenged by the discovery of Egyptian and Assyrian cultures, amongst other pre-Greek civilisations, and the worlds were brought to life in a series of high profile archaeological excavations and cultural exhibitions. Alongside the growing modernity of the Age of Steam, the whole of society was exposed to antiquity; architecture, painting, theatre, fiction and poetry, drew inspiration from the stories of the ancient writers, whilst the new museums and academies translated newly discovered languages and texts and excavated rediscovered ancient sites. The great civilisations, brimming with their own art and sculpted histories, were, however, contrasted by the traces of local, pre-civilised cultures of the West that existed before the coming of the Romans or in the Dark Ages immediately after their departure. The sense of a barbarity in man's past, a primitivism even, that may also be a survival into the modern age gradually grew in the Victorian mind as it uncovered the ancient sites of Britain and the prehistoric peoples of the Continent. It is during the post-Darwinian era of theories of social evolution, anthropology and ethnology that British and prehistorical archaeology began to find a public audience. This volume provides a series of readings from different disciplines that explore the presence of the ancient in nineteenth-century culture. The chapters demonstrate the range of the Victorian cultural preoccupation with civilisation and its primitive counterpoint and offer a combination of analyses of specific cultural events or traits, readings of particular Victorian texts and documents, and studies of exemplary Victorian figures and their personal engagements with antiquity. The book has been arranged to begin with archaeology and end with literary refashionings of the Classical, but the intertwinings of these elements in the Victorian period, as shown here, made the reaction to antiquity often an anxious and complex one.
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Oxford readings in Greek religion

Author: R. G. A. Buxton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 5537

Essays survey ancient Greek religion, including the relationship between religion and the state, archaeological discoveries and what they reveal, the influence of myth on religious practices, and gender differences in religious life.
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Nordische Mythen und Sagen

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732539962

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 2942

Warum bebt die Erde? Wie entstanden Ebbe und Flut? Wie kam die Poesie in unsere Welt? Neil Gaiman erzählt die nordischen Sagen und Mythen neu, mit Witz und Sinnlichkeit, voller Zuneigung und Neugierde. Wir machen Bekanntschaft mit dem mächtigen Odin, reisen mit Thor und seinem Hammer durch die neun nordischen Welten, sind bezaubert von den Göttern und entsetzt von mancher Skrupellosigkeit. Machen Sie sich die Sagen zu eigen, erzählen Sie sie weiter, an den langen kalten Winterabenden, in den lauen Sommernächten. Nach der Lektüre werden Sie selbst die Wolken mit anderen Augen betrachten.
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Pygmalion and Galatea

The History of a Narrative in English Literature

Author: Essaka Joshua

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 9309

Pygmalion and Galatea presents an account of the development of the Pygmalion story from its origins in early Greek myth until the twentieth century. It focuses on the use of the story in nineteenth-century British literature, exploring gender issues, the nature of artistic creativity and the morality of Greek art.
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Spring

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychoanalysis

Page: N.A

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Fulcrum

An Annual of Poetry and Aesthetics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English poetry

Page: N.A

View: 9117

Posted in English poetry

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ovid and the Ovidian Tradition

Author: Barbara Weiden Boyd,Cora Fox

Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 294

View: 8294

Ovid and his influence are studied in classrooms as various as his poetry, and this Approaches volume aims to help instructors in those diverse teaching environments. Part 1, "Materials," is fittingly collaborative and features brief overviews designed to give nonspecialists background on the more challenging aspects of teaching Ovid. Contributors examine his life and legacy, religion, and relation to the visual arts as well as his afterlife in the Latin classroom, in various translations, and in the Ovide moralisé. The editors detail the contexts in which Ovid is taught, identify trends in teaching his work and the Ovidian tradition, and recommend editions and resources for classroom use. The introduction to part 2, "Approaches," considers Ovid's relation to Vergil and the development of Ovid's influence and reception, from the medieval and early modern period to the reinvigoration of Ovid studies in the twentieth century. In the four sections that follow, contributors provide practical ideas for classroom instruction, examine the political and moral discourses shaping Ovid and his legacy, explore how gender and the body are represented in Ovid and the Ovidian tradition, and look at various ways Ovid's works have been used and transformed by writers as diverse as Dante, Cervantes, and Ransmayr.
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Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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