Classical Mythology (11th Edition)


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Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions; Classical Mythology; 11th Edition; (PDF) is the most comprehensive survey of classical mythology available — and the first full-color etextbook of its kind. Featuring the authors’ extensive and clear translations of original sources; it brings to life the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in an engaging and lucid style. The textbook contains a wide variety of faithfully translated passages from Latin and Greek sources; including Hesiod; Homer; all the Homeric Hymns; Aeschylus; Pindar; Euripides; Sophocles; Plato; Lucian; Herodotus; Vergil; Ovid; Lucretius; and Seneca.

Acclaimed authors Mark Robert J. Lenardon; P.O. Morford; and Michael Sham incorporate a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary to make the myths come alive for university students. Offering cultural and historical background; they also examine the enduring survival of classical mythology and its influence in the fields of literature; art; dance; music; and film.



    • Provides ample interpretive material


    • Offers cultural and historical background


    • Features robust pedagogy; ample learning resources; and stunning full-color art


    • Examines the enduring reception of classical mythology and its influence in the arts


    • Brings classical myths to life through a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary




This ebook offers rich; broad; yet detailed coverage and is superior to all competitors I know. This has been my main textbook (with a few interruptions) for considerably more than 20 years. It is reliable and appeals to students.” — Zoja Pavlovskis-Petit; Binghamton University

Classical Mythology; Eleventh Edition; features a thoughtful and engaging presentation of material; good use of graphics and color; and an excellent layout. The range and coverage of topics are very thorough; most of what a mythology instructor or class might look for is here in some form.” — Glen Robert Gill; Montclair State University

I particularly like the glossary; which explains how concepts or names that originate with Greek myth have become part of the language. This is great for enhancing student literacy and building vocabulary. The phonetic pronunciations provided in one index are very helpful; as is the audio element on the website; which says words aloud so that college students (and instructors) can hear how they are pronounced.” — Alice Goode-Elman; Suffolk Community College


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Mark Morford, Robert J. Lenardon, Michael Sham


Oxford University Press; 11th edition




792 pages







Table of contents

Table of contents :
Classical Mythology
Maps, Figures, and “Myth & Culture”
Closer Look Images and Audio Recordings
About the Authors
About the Companion Website
PART ONE: The Myths of Creation: The Gods
1: Interpretation and Definition of Classical Mythology
Appendix to Chapter 1: Sources for Classical Mythology
2: Historical Background of Greek Mythology
3: Myths of Creation
4: Zeus’ Rise to Power: The Creation of Mortals
Appendix to Chapter 4: Parallels in Myths of Greece and the Ancient Near East
5: The Twelve Olympians: Zeus, Hera, and Their Children
6: The Nature of the Gods and Greek Religion
7: Poseidon, Sea Deities, Group Divinities, and Monsters
8: Athena
9: Aphrodite and Eros
10: Artemis
Additional Reading: Euripides’ Hippolytus
11: Apollo
Additional Reading: The Homeric Hymn to Pythian Apollo
12: Hermes
13: Dionysus, Pan, Echo, and Narcissus
14: Demeter and the Eleusinian Mysteries
15: Views of the Afterlife: The Realm of Hades
16: Orpheus and Orphism: Mystery Religions in Roman Times
PART TWO: The Greek Sagas
17: The Theban Saga
18: The Mycenaean Saga
Additional Reading: Orestes and the Three Electras
19: The Trojan Saga and the Iliad
Appendix to Chapter 19: Meleager and the Calydonian Boar Hunt
20: The Returns and the Odyssey
21: Perseus and the Legends of Argos
Appendix: Bellerophon and the Chimera
22: Heracles
23: Theseus and the Legends of Attica
24: Jason, Medea, and the Argonauts
Additional Reading: Jason and Medea in Euripides
PART THREE The Nature of Roman Mythology
25: Greek Mythology in the Roman World
Additional Reading: Stories from Ovid’s Metamorphoses
26: Roman Mythology and Saga
Glossary of Mythological Words and Phrases in English
The Greek Spelling of Names
A. Index of Authors, Artists, Composers, and Titles

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