Classical Mythology: Images and Insights

Classical Mythology: Images and Insights

Classical Mythology: Images and Insights grew out of the authors' many years of teaching Greek and Roman myth to undergraduates at California State University, Sacramento. Unique among textbooks on this topic, our book approaches the study of myth through complete works of Greco-Roman literature, including six complete Greek dramas and generous excerpts from the narratives Classical Mythology: Images and Insights grew out of the authors' many years of teaching Greek and Roman myth to undergra...

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Title:Classical Mythology: Images and Insights
Author:Stephen L. Harris
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Classical Mythology: Images and Insights
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:1132 pages pages

Classical Mythology: Images and Insights Reviews

  • Nikki
    Sep 01, 2008
    Yes, I'm reading a thousand-page textbook. But it's well written, and I feel like it's time to get an in-depth study of myth rather than just little bits here and there from Bulfinch or from "encyclopedias" of mythology. What I like about this one is it has Homer and Hesiod and Sophocl...
  • Brent
    May 05, 2016
    This is one of only five "textbooks" that I kept from college. Harris and his colleagues have done a wonderful job anthologizing a huge swath of Greek and Roman myths. Top-tier translations are interspersed with insightful and varied analysis that provides important context for these w...
  • Araminta Matthews
    Feb 29, 2012
    Not my first foray into mythology, but I'm on a bit of a spiritual quest at the moment. ...
  • Sam Grace
    Sep 01, 2008
    Really the best book of Classical Mythology I've ever read. EVERYTHING you want to know about the world of Greek myths. It's written for adults, not children, however, and adults with an inquiring mind though not necessarily an academic background. If you have an academic background, t...
  • StrangeBedfellows
    Dec 10, 2012
    Nicely informative with great reading selections. In fact, the primary works included are the true beauty of this book. You'll go beyond Homer (though his work is there, too) and read Hesiod, Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles, Ovid, Virgil, and some less-known works -- with the convenien...
  • Loo
    Aug 16, 2009
    Very good presentation. It grouped myths according to themes, making the study of mythology more comprehensible and applicable. The writing was intriguing and enjoyable. ...
  • Mackenzie
    Aug 18, 2015
    the author is totally sexist -.- ...
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    Dec 29, 2018
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  • Mark
    Dec 10, 2011
    This was the text for my Fall 2011 Classical Literature and Mythology class. It is a decent text, which uses (mostly) complete classical works along with the authors' analyses and interpretations. The authors do make use of a couple different kinds of analysis throughout but they ar...
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    Mar 03, 2013
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  • Cherrie
    Jul 10, 2011
    This is a great book for teaching. It is full of art and has several excerpts from the major mythology works (Odyssey, Metamorphosis, Aeneid, Hesiod....). It's an easy read and very well structured. I highly recommend this book to any teacher or lover of mythology. ...
  • Micaelyn
    Dec 23, 2014
    One of the most informative and comprehensive collections/dissertations on Greek myth - very engaging and accessible. ...
  • Jamie Cannen
    Jul 11, 2011
    Classical Mythology: Images and Insights ...
  • Xilks
    Oct 16, 2012
    This was assigned for a class that didn't even really reference the book at all. I tried reading it on my own but never got very far. But, what of it I did read it was pretty interesting, but a little dry as most serious-business books are. If you're hard core into mythology, I would r...
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    May 20, 2014
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  • Dean
    Aug 24, 2012
    This is the text book I used for teaching. I think it is well organized and easier to comprehend than some of the other options. ...
  • Mirrhya
    Nov 11, 2012
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  • David
    Nov 28, 2012
    This work thoroughly explores the fundamentals of Grecco-Roman mythology, presenting the facts on the writers and the cultural details as well as venturing the various psychological interpretations on these myths. This is not a work of psychology and nor is it a dry commentary on the "...
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    Aug 06, 2013
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    Nov 18, 2015
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  • Kori ☾
    May 07, 2017
    It is rare that I finish a text book because I find most textbooks dull. This one wasn't too bad, my main issue with this textbook is that it doesn't ease you into anything, it just jumps right in. Also, certain chapters should be rearrange so that the transitions are smooth. ...
  • Brianne
    Aug 22, 2014
    If you are at all interested in classical mythology, this is the book to read first. It has everything (including Roman mythology and all the plays you could want) and it presents it in a clear and readable way. We didn't read all of the chapters for class, but I'm going to go through ...
  • Anya Nielsen
    Apr 13, 2018
    Classical Mythology ? Insights & Images by Stephen L. Harris and Gloria Platzner Third Edition published 2001 by Mayfield Publishing Company Mountain View California, London, Toronto ISBN 0 7674 1549 3 Designed for undergraduate students. Abundantly illustrated with exam...
  • Maddie
    May 27, 2018
    I went into my Greek and Roman myth class (that used this book) knowing nothing, but I learned SO much by the end?mostly thanks to this book. It?s not very well organized (the worst was random anachronistic tangents in every chapter) but I still learned a lot, and that?s what cou...
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    Mar 01, 2015
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    Jun 07, 2017
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  • Amdany
    Jan 26, 2017
    An interesting read My class touches strictly on the Greek myths; the reader will find that Hesoid and Homer are discussed sufficiently for most needs. A reader looking for a broader take should be pleased with both the Roman exceprts and the more contemporary interpretations (Auden,...
  • Kyle Dobbs
    Sep 27, 2018
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  • Ashley
    Nov 12, 2018
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  • Kosar Hedayat
    Jan 14, 2019
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