Classical Mythology in English Literature A Critical Anthology

by Geoffrey Miles

Classical Mythology in English Literature A Critical Anthology Synopsis

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

Classical Mythology in English Literature A Critical Anthology Press Reviews

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415147552
Publication date: 27th May 1999
Author: Geoffrey Miles
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 446 pages
Categories: Literary studies: classical, early & medieval, Folklore, myths & legends,

About Geoffrey Miles

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

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