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Classical Mythology

This guide was created for Professor McBrine's Classical Mythology course. It concentrates on Greek and Roman myths that have influenced the literature, art, and speech of Western Civilization.



Achilles : paradigms of the war hero from Homer to the Middle Ages

The Cambridge companion to Homer

A companion to Homer's Odyssey

The distaff side: representing the female in Homer's Odyssey

The essential Homer: selections from the Iliad and the Odyssey

History and the Homeric Iliad

Homer: a guide for the perplexed

Homer and the heroic tradition

Homer beside himself : para-narratives in the Iliad

The Homer encyclopedia

Homer on life and death

Homer, the Iliad

Homer, the Odyssey

Homer the preclassic

The Iliad

The Iliad: structure, myth, and meaning

An introduction to Homer

The ironies of war: an introduction to Homer's Iliad

The language of heroes: speech and performance in the Iliad

The limits of heroism: Homer and the ethics of reading

Listening to Homer: tradition, narrative, and audience

The mortal hero: an introduction to Homer's Iliad

Nature and culture in the Iliad: the tragedy of Hector

A new companion to Homer

The Odyssey

The Odyssey in Athens: myths of cultural origins

Oxford readings in Homer's Iliad

Penelope's renown: meaning and indeterminacy in the Odyssey

The pity of Achilles: oral style and the unity of the Iliad

The power of Thetis: allusion and interpretation in the Iliad

The printed Homer: a 3,000 year publishing and translation history of the Iliad and the Odyssey

Ransom, revenge, and heroic identity in the Iliad

The return of Ulysses : a cultural history of Homer's Odyssey

The returns of Odysseus: colonization and ethnicity

The tradition of the Trojan War in Homer and the epic cycle

Understanding the Odyssey: a student casebook to issues, sources, and historic documents

The unknown Odysseus: alternate worlds in Homer's Odyssey

The wrath of Athena: gods and men in the Odyssey