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Author Junker, Klaus.
Uniform Title Griechische Mythenbilder. English
Title Interpreting the images of Greek myths : an introduction / Klaus Junker ; translated by Annemarie Kunzl-Snodgrass and Anthony Snodgrass.
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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 Floor3  N7760 .J7813 2012    DUE 05-04-17
Description xiv, 225 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Note Originally published: Griechische Mythenbilder : eine Einfuhrung in ihre Interpretation. Stuttgart : J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag, c2005.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-221) and index.
Contents Achilles and Patroclus in the Trojan War: an introductory case study -- Definitions: myth and mythological image -- The production of myths and of mythological images -- stages in the historical development -- Types of monument and fields of function -- Methods -- Content and intention.
Summary "Great events of myth such as the Trojan War and outstanding figures like Herakles, Oedipus, Medea or the great Olympian Gods have a firm place in the cultural consciousness of the present day. At the same time, the Greek myths play a prominent role in the study of the Classical world. That such a wide range of disciplines - Classical Philology, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, and Philosophy - draw on these myths for their research has much do with the fact that, in antiquity, myths and their content were present in so many facets of human existence"-- Provided by publisher.
Language Translated from the German.
Subject Mythology, Greek, in art.
Image (Philosophy)
ISBN 0521720079 (pbk.)
9780521895828 (hardback)
0521895820 (hardback)
9780521720076 (pbk.)
OCLC number 711864693