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    Mythology Unbound: An Online Textbook for Classical Mythology

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    Jessica Mellenthin

    Susan O. Shapiro

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    Publisher: Rebus Community

    Language: English

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    Reviewed by Peter laws, Instructor, Radford University on 7/15/24

    Almost assigned a '4.' does the most famous of myths but in a traditional way. Dray in places; I ask, couldn't any dictionary of myths cover these myths read more

    Reviewed by Martin Gallagher, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, University of Texas at Arlington on 3/13/24

    The book is structured by mythological characters and select thematic issues, organized alphabetically. Though billed as a textbook, it thus serves as more of a companion that would best be supplemented by translations of primary texts, discussion... read more

    Reviewed by Peter Laws, Instructor, Radford University on 11/1/23

    I would have liked more on a) origins b) the influence of Greek & Roman on later art? literature? c) Homer & Ovid read more

    Reviewed by Sarah Herbert, Adjunct Lecturer, University of Mary Washington on 6/10/22

    This book covers much of the material for a basic Greek mythology course: the Olympian gods, the major Greek heroes, and the most commonly presented Greek epics (Iliad, Odyssey, Argonautica). One notable omission is the full story of Oedipus. It... read more

    Reviewed by Stephanie Pesce, Adjunct Professor, English, Middlesex Community College on 5/24/21

    The book was a fairly comprehensive collection of key mythological figures from Greek culture. As a supporting text or dictionary/glossary, this is very useful, with only minor omissions (there were a few figures I would have liked mentioned who... read more

    Reviewed by Dshane Petersen, Associate Professor of Humanities and English, Community College of Denver on 3/21/20

    The text covers a wide array of Greek myth, but I'd like to see more info. on theory and analytic practices within mythology. Maybe useful for a Junior High or High School class but not college. read more

    Reviewed by Jeana Jorgensen, Instructor, Butler University on 11/26/19

    This is a very comprehensive listing of the major figures of Greek mythology, complete with references to source texts, summaries of certain key narratives, and parallels to ancient Roman and Near Eastern mythology. Some minor deities were omitted... read more

    Table of Contents

    • Aegis
    • Agamemnon and Iphigenia
    • Aphrodite
    • Apollo
    • Ares
    • The Argonauts
    • Artemis
    • Athena
    • Caduceus
    • Centaurs
    • Chthonian Deities
    • The Delphic Oracle
    • Demeter
    • Dionysus/Bacchus
    • Hades
    • Hephaestus
    • Hera
    • Heracles
    • Hermes
    • Hestia
    • Historical Myths
    • The Iliad - An Introduction
    • Jason
    • Miasma
    • The Minotaur
    • The Odyssey - An Introduction
    • The Oresteia - An Introduction
    • Origins
    • Orpheus
    • Persephone
    • Perseus
    • Poseidon
    • Prometheus
    • Psychological Myths
    • Sphinx
    • Story Pattern of the Greek Hero
    • Theseus
    • The Three Types of Myth
    • The Twelve Labors of Heracles
    • What is a myth?
    • Why are there so many versions of Greek myths?
    • Xenia

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