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Classical Mythology in English Literature A Critical Anthology by Geoffrey Miles

Classical Mythology in English Literature A Critical Anthology


Classical Mythology in English Literature A Critical Anthology by Geoffrey Miles

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


This is a handy source book for the student who would like to find the ancient myths and their later literary uses gathered together. - Choice, 3/00

About the Author

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

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Publication date

27th May 1999


Geoffrey Miles

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Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


446 pages


Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
Folklore, myths & legends



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