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Classical Mythology in English Literature

A Critical Anthology, 1st Edition

Edited by Geoffrey Miles

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446 pages

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Description

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

About the Editor

Geoff Miles is at the School of English, Film and Theatre at the University of Wellington.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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LITERARY COLLECTIONS / General
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General