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A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology

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  • Authors:  Vanda Zajko, Helena Hoyle
  • File Size: 4 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 460 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1st edition
  • Publication Date: March 16, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XQPZMHL
  • ISBN-10: 1119112486, 1444339605
  • ISBN-13: 9781119112488, 9781444339604
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A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology (PDF) provides a collection of essays that check out a wide range of elements of Roman and Greek misconceptions and their important reception from antiquity to the present day.

  • Offers a series of thoroughly picked in-depth readings, consisting of both popular and less well-understood examples
  • Reveals the value of mythography to the survival, dissemination, and popularization of classical misconception from the ancient world to the present day
  • Features chronologically arranged essays that attend to various sets of misconceptions that was necessary in each historic period, in addition to their thematic significance

Few literary customs have actually left a higher imprint on our contemporary world than the abundant body of misconceptions gave through the ages from the ancient Romans and Greeks. The ebook, A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology provides a collection of essays that check out all elements of the characters and characterizations of Greek and Roman mythology and their important reception from antiquity to the present day. Featuring contributions from leading worldwide Classical professionals and scholars from cognate fields, readings expose how ancient misconceptions have actually been continuously translated, reinterpreted, and improved with time. Initial essays use a sequential expedition of mythography from Greek to contemporary times, in addition to ingenious subjects such as anthologies of misconceptions for kids and modern mythography, including a conversation of the graphic unique and fan-fiction. Subsequent areas cover a large range of methods and styles, along with the pantheon of renowned figures and textbooks from antiquity and beyond. Written with impressive scholarship, A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology uses an important resource to the progressing reception of Greco-Roman mythology throughout history, while exposing its long-lasting impacts on Western literary and cultural customs.

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The Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology is a multifaceted ebook that represents an outstanding example of creative scholarship. Wandering in the labyrinth of its inexhaustible material and disciplines parading through its pages the student is constantly kept in a state of suspense. To the fundamental question ‘what comes next?’ each contributor gives his own, imaginative, albeit at times idiosyncratic, response.

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