A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology (PDF) presents a collection of essays that explore a wide variety of aspects of Roman and Greek myths and their critical reception from antiquity to the present day.
- Offers a series of carefully selected in-depth readings, including both popular and less well-known examples
- Reveals the importance of mythography to the survival, dissemination, and popularization of classical myth from the ancient world to the present day
- Features chronologically organized essays that address different sets of myths that were important in each historical era, along with their thematic relevance
Few literary traditions have left a greater imprint on our modern world than the rich body of myths passed down through the ages from the ancient Romans and Greeks. The ebook, A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology presents a collection of essays that explore all aspects of the characters and characterizations of Greek and Roman mythology and their critical reception from antiquity to the present day. Featuring contributions from top international Classical experts and scholars from cognate fields, readings reveal how ancient myths have been continually interpreted, reinterpreted, and reshaped over time. Initial essays offer a chronological exploration of mythography from Greek to modern times, along with innovative topics such as anthologies of myths for children and contemporary mythography, featuring a discussion of the graphic novel and fan-fiction. Subsequent sections cover a wide range of approaches and themes, as well as the pantheon of iconic figures and textbooks from antiquity and beyond. Written with impeccable scholarship, A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology offers an essential resource to the evolving reception of Greco-Roman mythology throughout history, while revealing its enduring influences on Western literary and cultural traditions.
“The Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology is a multifaceted ebook that represents an outstanding example of creative scholarship. Wandering in the labyrinth of its inexhaustible material and disciplines parading through its pages the student is constantly kept in a state of suspense. To the fundamental question ‘what comes next?’ each contributor gives his own, imaginative, albeit at times idiosyncratic, response.“