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Myth in the Ancient World


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Part A: Introduction Chapter 1 Myth and mythology Chapter 2 The meaning of myth Chapter 3 The Greek gods: The first generation of Olympians Chapter 4 The Greek gods: The second generation of Olympians Chapter 5 The hero Chapter 6 The heroine Chapter 7 The myth of the Trojan War Chapter 8 Rome and its foundation myth Chapter 9 Creation and flood myths from the Near East Part B: Greek Sources Homer, Iliad, Odyssey Euripides, The Bacchae, Heracles Scholia on the Iliad Plato, Protagoras Hesiod, Theogony, Works and Days Dionysius of Halicarnassus Homeric Hymns to Demeter Apollodorus, The Library, Epitome Hecataeus, Genealogies Pausanaias, Description of Greece Herodotus, Histories Plutarch, Life of Romulus, Life of Cimon Hellanicus of Lesbos Proclus, Chrestomathy Thucydides, History Hippocrates, On Airs, Waters and Places Roman Sources Sallust, Conspiracy of Catiline Ovid, Metamorphoses Virgil, Aeneid Epitaphs from Rome Livy, Early History of Rome Egyptian, Near Eastern and Biblical Sources Book of the Dead Nur Aya, Epic of Atrahasis Eridu Genesis Sin-leqe-unnini, Epic of Gilgamesh Enuma Elish Bible (extracts) Appendices: Glossary of People and Places Chronology of the Ancient World Genealogical Tables Maps

About the Author

Dr Ian Plant is a Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at Macquarie University in Sydney. His other publications include Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome (Equinix: London, 2004) and many articles on history and historiography.

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