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Classical Mythology in Context (Paperback) (Lisa Maurizio)

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Classical Mythology in Context encourages students to directly encounter and explore ancient myths and to understand them in broader interpretative contexts.Featuring a modular structure that coincides with the four main components of a classical mythology course--history, theory, comparison,and reception--each chapter (with the exception of Chapter 1) is built around one central figure or topic.Classical Mythology in Context provides:A sustained discussion of religious practices and sacred places that offers a key approach to the historical contextualization of Greek mythsAn introduction to--and integration of--theoretical approaches to myth in each chapter that shows how these approaches affect the ways in which students understand myths and mythic figuresAmple selections of primary sources, all from the Oxford World's Classics seriesA robust comparative approach examining Greek myths alongside other myths from the Mediterranean Basin and the Ancient Near EastAn approach to the reception of myths as interpretation and reflection in Western art, with an emphasis on contemporary cultureAn Ancillary Resource Center (ARC) that includes PowerPoint-based lecture slides and an Instructor's Resource ManualA Companion Website that provides additional student and instructor resourcesFEATURESL Compelling and relevant illustrations provide visual evidence for placing myths in contextAbundant maps help students locate all sites in Greece, the larger Greek world, and the Ancient Near EastA detailed Timeline for Greece, Rome, and the Ancient Near East helps students situate key works within their cultural and historical contexts"The Essentials": In Part I, these boxes appear at the start of each chapter, introducing students to the most essential information about a god or goddess and previewing that chapter's content. In Part II, they appear whenever a new hero or heroine is introduced."Before You Read" section for each primary source and critical reading is prefaced with a brief contextual overview followed by questions that encourage critical thinkingPaired chapters explore different aspects of a god, hero, or heroine, equipping students with analytical tools that can be applied to other topicsA list of Key Terms at the end of each chapter helps students review and retain its most important pointsA "For Further Exploration" annotated bibliography at the end of each chapter provides a starting point for students who wish to learn more about the chapter's contentA Select Bibliography at the end of the book, divided by chapter (and further divided by chapter
Number of Pages: 690
Genre: Social Science, Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Folklore + Mythology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Lisa Maurizio
Language: English
Street Date: November 13, 2015
TCIN: 50509468
UPC: 9780199782833
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-7369
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