Classical Mythology in English Literature

A Critical Anthology

Author: Geoffrey Miles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134754639

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 472

View: 1933

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

Das grosse Buch der klassischen Mythen

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

Author: Edith Hamilton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442217236


Page: 502

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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: 9297

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

Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Helen Morales

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191579335

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 7110

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.

Die Frösche

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 8027314798

Category: Drama

Page: 72

View: 4043

Dionysos dringt in die Unterwelt vor, um Euripides wieder ins Diesseits zu führen. Dort wird er zum Schiedsrichter in einem Wettstreit zwischen dem besagten Dichter und Aischylos, an dessen Ende Aischylos zum Sieger gekürt wird und aus dem Jenseits zurückkehrt.Zwei Handlungsstränge werden miteinander verknüpft: Die Fahrt des Dionysos in die Unterwelt als Abenteuergeschichte nach dem Muster des Herakles kann jedoch nicht zur Identifikation des Helden dienen, da die Grenzüberschreitung keine Herausforderung darstellt. Der Held wird "im Off" identifiziert. Der zweite Handlungsstrang ist der Wettstreit der Dichter, der weder durch philologische noch naturwissenschaftliche Kriterien entschieden werden kann. Erst das Eingreifen Plutons führt die Handlungsstränge zusammen und lässt Aischylos obsiegen, da er momentan die bessere Wahl darstellt. Aristophanes (zwischen 450 v. Chr. und 444 v. Chr. in Athen; † um 380 v. Chr.) war ein griechischer Komödiendichter.

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: 3603

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

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: 9464


Author: Ovid

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849613836


Page: 496

View: 5368

Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Die Metamorphosen (lateinischer Originaltitel Metamorphoseon libri: „Bücher der Verwandlungen“) des römischen Dichters Ovid, geschrieben vermutlich ab dem Jahr 1 oder 3 n. Chr. bis um 8 n. Chr., sind ein in Hexametern verfasstes mythologisches Werk über Metamorphosen („Verwandlungen“). Die Metamorphosen bestehen aus 15 Büchern von je etwa 700 - 900 Versen und beschreiben die Entstehung und Geschichte der Welt in den Begriffen der römischen und griechischen Mythologie. Dabei wurden etwa 250 Sagen verarbeitet. Seit seinem Erscheinen war es stets eines der populärsten mythologischen Werke überhaupt und sicherlich das den mittelalterlichen Schriftstellern und Poeten am besten bekannte. Somit hatte dieses Werk einen enormen Einfluss auf die Literatur des Mittelalters sowie auf die bildende Kunst vom Mittelalter bis zum Barock. (aus

The Scriblerian

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 734

The Penguin Book of Classical Myths

Author: Jennifer R. March

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mythology, Classical

Page: 590

View: 8153

"These are the strangest tales of love, war, betrayal and heroism ever told, here retold by Jenny March, who also shows how they echo through the works of much later writers, from Spenser and Shakespeare to Camus and Yeats. All the heroes, monsters and villains, gods and goddesses of classical civilization are here; all the stories of the Greek tragedies - Oedipus, Medea, Antigone and many more; all the events of the Trojan wars and of Odysseus and Aeneas' epic journeys; and the founding of Athens and of Rome." "With illustrations and maps of legendary Greece and of the constellations, The Penguin Book of Classical Myths is a vivid guide to the world's most unforgettable myths and legends."--BOOK JACKET.


Im Auftrage der Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Gesellschaft

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: N.A

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The Victorians and the Ancient World

Archaeology and Classicism in Nineteenth-century Culture

Author: Richard Pearson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub


Category: History

Page: 208

View: 4492

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.

Einführung in die klassische Mythologie

Author: Barry B. Powell

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476004708

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 4174

Antike Mythen verstehen. Die griechischen und römischen Mythen von Homer, Ovid, Vergil u. a. gehören zum Kernbestand der europäischen Kultur. Die fundierte Einführung liefert den historischen und theoretischen Hintergrund, beschreibt die zentralen Themen und Figuren der klassischen Mythologie und beleuchtet den kulturellen Kontext ihrer Entstehung im antiken Griechenland. Ausführlich werden die Mythentheorien und -interpretationen von der Antike bis zur Moderne behandelt.

Oxford readings in Greek religion

Author: R. G. A. Buxton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: History

Page: 372

View: 2228

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.

Pygmalion and Galatea

The History of a Narrative in English Literature

Author: Essaka Joshua

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 493

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.