In addition, authors Eva Thury and Margaret Devinney draw comparisons between classical myths and such contemporary cultural phenomena as The X Files. Introduction to Mythology, ,,, ,, Eva M. Thury; Margaret K. Devinney, Oxford University. Introduction to Mythology has 27 ratings and 3 reviews. Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths by. Eva Thury.

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Corinne rated it really liked it Sep 02, Extensive marginal notes provide cross-references and explanations of terms and culture-specific concepts, while a glossary of deities, suggested readings for each chapter, and more than illustrations, photographs, and maps further enhance the volume.

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It does help if you already enjoy mythology and know some general tropes across a few cultures, and you definitely need to enjoy literature, as that’s pretty much what this class was despite the “humanities” prefix it was given. A Short History of Myth. Oxford University Press, I have been using it since the first edition and haven’t yet seen a superior work.

The Power of Myth. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Delivery confirmation on all US orders. It is especially helpful to a teacher trying to cover a lot of global ground in a comprehensive mythology course.


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This textbook is highly intriguing and would be extremely useful in a myth class. One person found this helpful. Featuring original texts from sources around the world, it includes readings from Tl and Roman classics by Homer, Hesiod, Ovid, and other I also found it helpful to give my students a break from the dearth of commentary in Using this as the textbook for my World Mythology class. Contains both the translation of the origibal myths and an in depth description of mytology.

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