Classical Mythology in English Literature: A Critical Anthology

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CONTENTS
Prefacexii
PART 1
1 The myth-kitty3
The ancient sources of the myths5
The myths in English literature9
2 A rough guide to the gods20
The Olympian gods21
The gods of the underworld29
Other gods31
3 A mythical history of the world in one chapter35
Myths of origin36
Gods and mortals38
The age of heroes42
The Trojan War and after53
PART 2
4 Orpheus61
INTRODUCTION 61
The ancient Orpheus61
The medieval Orpheus: allegory and romance64
Orphic harmony in the Renaissance65
Orpheus in the eighteenth century: translations and travesties67
Romantics and Victorians: from Orphic song to the melancholy lyre68
The twentieth century: Eurydice sings her own song and Orpheus remembers himself70

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xii
  • Part 1 1
  • 1 - The Myth-Kitty 3
  • Notes 19
  • 2 - A Rough Guide to the Gods 20
  • 3 - A Mythical History of the World in One Chapter 35
  • Notes 58
  • Part 2 59
  • 4 - Orpheus 61
  • Notes 74
  • 5 - Venus and Adonis 196
  • Other Versions of Venus and Adonis 329
  • 6 - Pygmalion 332
  • Notes 345
  • Bibliography 450
  • Index of Mythological Names 453
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