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Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths
Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths introduces students to a wide range of myths from various critical perspectives. Featuring original texts from sources around the world, it includes readings from Greek and Roman classics (by Homer, Hesiod, Ovid, and other writers); Nordic mythology (by Snorri Sturluson); Hindu culture (The Ram...more
Published December 27th 2004 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published November 1st 2004)
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Using this as the textbook for my World Mythology class. I really like a lot of things about this book: wide array of myths, helpful chapter introductions for students, and the inclusion of analytical theories. My one real problem with the book is that it omits all Hispanic mythology. As an instructor in Colorado, this seems like a large oversight; so, I supplemented the book with several Mayan and Aztec myths. I also found it helpful to give my students a break from the dearth of commentary in...more