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.
Author: Vanda Zajko
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Literary Criticism
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
Investigates "the history of the impact and reception of individual mythical figures [of classical Graeco-Roman mythology] from early antiquity to the present day, primarily within the three disciplines of literature, music and art"- ...
Author: Maria Moog-Grünewald
Category: Art and mythology
Investigates "the history of the impact and reception of individual mythical figures [of classical Graeco-Roman mythology] from early antiquity to the present day, primarily within the three disciplines of literature, music and art"--Introductory remarks, p. [vii].
creation myths, the myth of Prometheus may have remained that of Hesiod and Prometheus Bound . ... of the Christian perspectives on Prometheus, see Philipp Theisohn, 'Prometheus', in Brill's The Reception of Myth and Mythology , ed.
Author: Lisa Maurice
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This volume offers an instructive comparative perspective on the Judaic, Christian, Greek and Roman myths about the creation of humans in relation to each other, as well as a broad overview of their enduring relevance in the modern Western world and its conceptions of gender and identity. Taking the idea that the way in which a society regards humanity, and especially the roots of humanity, is crucial to an understanding of that society, it presents the different models for the creation and nature of mankind, and their changing receptions over a range of periods and places. It thereby demonstrates that the myths reflect fundamental continuities, evolutions and developments across cultures and societies: in no context are these more apparent than with regard to gender. Chapters explore the role of gender in Graeco-Roman and Judaeo-Christian creation myths and their reception traditions, demonstrating how perceptions of 'male' and 'female' dating back to antiquity have become embedded in, and significantly influenced, subsequent perceptions of gender roles. Focusing on the figures of Prometheus, Pandora, Adam and Eve and their instantiations in a broad range of narratives and media from antiquity to the present day, they examine how variations on these myths reflect the concerns of the societies producing them and the malleability of the stories as they are recast to fit different contexts and different audiences.
The reception of myth and mythology highlights the routes and works through which the myths of Greece and Rome have passed into the cultural memory of Europe over the centuries, into its literature, music and art and its reflections on ...
The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children’s Literature: Heroes and Eagles investigates the varying receptions of Ancient Greece and Rome in children’s literature, covering the genres of historical fiction, fantasy, mystery ...
Category: Literary Criticism
The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children’s Literature: Heroes and Eagles investigates the varying receptions of Ancient Greece and Rome in children’s literature, covering the genres of historical fiction, fantasy, mystery stories and classical mythology, and considering the ideological manipulations in these works.
Colin Bailey, The Loves of the Gods: Mythological Painting from Watteau to David (Fort Worth: Kimbell Art Museum, 1992). ... The Reception of Myth and Mythology: Classical Mythology in Literature, Music and Art (Leiden: Brill, 2010).
Author: Robin Waterfield
Publisher: Hachette UK
The Greek Myths contains some of the most thrilling, romantic, and unforgettable stories in all human history. From Achilles rampant on the fields of Troy, to the gods at sport on Mount Olympus; from Icarus flying too close to the sun, to the superhuman feats of Heracles, Theseus, and the wily Odysseus, these timeless tales exert an eternal fascination and inspiration that have endured for millennia and influenced cultures from ancient to modern. Beginning at the dawn of human civilization, when the Titan Prometheus stole fire from Zeus and offered mankind hope, the reader is immediately immersed in the majestic, magical, and mythical world of the Greek gods and heroes. As the tales unfold, renowned classicist Robin Waterfield creates a sweeping panorama of the romance, intrigues, heroism, humour, sensuality, and brutality of the Greek myths and legends. The terrible curse that plagued the royal houses of Mycenae and Thebes, Jason and the golden fleece, Perseus and the dread Gorgon, the wooden horse and the sack of Troy - these amazing stories have influenced art and literature from the Iron Age to the present day. And far from being just a treasure trove of timeless tales, The Greek Myths is a catalogue of Greek myth in art through the ages, and a notable work of literature in its own right.
On reception of myth in general invaluable lists of artists and works are in Jane Reid (ed.), The Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts: 1300–1990s (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993). Context is provided in A Companion to ...
Author: Richard Martin
This is an engaging introduction which explores the latest thinking about Classical mythology, the history of interpreting myths and the role of myths in cultural tradition, from painting to opera, philosophy, politics, drama, and religion in the modern day. It answers such questions as what are ancient myths and who invented them where do gods come from what makes a hero how is Classical myth used in the modern world and what approaches are there to the study of myth? Featuring further reading and case studies from antiquity to the modern day, this is an essential introduction to the myths which have been a fundamental part of Western culture throughout history.
Harding analyzes the uses of myth in selected texts of the period, covering the work of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, and Shelley, among others.
Author: Anthony John Harding
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press
Category: Archetype (Psychology) in literature
In The Reception of Myth in English Romanticism, Harding deals with those questions by examining how Romantic writers understood and received myth and what they understood "the mythic" to be. He shows how the Romantics' own mythmaking drew its meaning from the contemporary political scene and contemporary ideological conflicts, rather than from a concept of myth as a timeless, unchanging source of value. Harding analyzes the uses of myth in selected texts of the period, covering the work of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, and Shelley, among others.