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By Barry B. Powell

ISBN-10: 0130258393

ISBN-13: 9780130258397

A vital reference for an individual drawn to gaining a deeper figuring out and appreciation of classical mythology, this particular advisor bargains unique resource fabric at the social and historic history, interpretation, and remark on significant literary books on Greek myth—such as Homer, Hesiod, the tragedians, the historians, Ovid, Vergil, and in Greek paintings. Written in a transparent and lucid demeanour, the publication deals clean and unique interpretations according to the newest scholarship, and springs geared up into 3 specific elements: I: Definitions and Interpretations (devoted to theoretical issues); II: history (to fill in details necessary to figuring out myth); and III: issues (chapters directed towards particular themes within the learn of myth). For basic readers of English literature and/or classical mythology.

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At the time when anthropological approaches were developing, Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) advanced a view of myth based in the individual rather than in society. Myth, he thought, was a byproduct of personal psychological forces. Freud's theories of myth began with his thinking about the dreams of individuals. The mind of a sleeper works by different rules from the mind of the wakeful, although dream symbols can be correlated with things in the waking world. Freud formulated rules by which translation from symbolism in dreams to everyday reality takes place.

The mandata, a perfectly symmetrical, geometric visual figure used for focusing the consciousness in Buddhist meditation, was considered byJung to be an emblem of the total psychological integration that each person seeks and that myth reflects. In this sense myth can never be discarded from human life. 7 A follower of Jung, Erich Neumann (1905-1960) used Jung's method to explain the common myth of the dragon-combat. The myth, he argued, symbolizes the breaking away of an individual's consciousness from the great collective unconscious of the world.

Because the Greek enduein originally meant "to dive," the name Endymion at first simply described the sun's setting ("diving") in the sea. The original meaning of enduein faded and was misunderstood to refer to a person, Endymion ("Diver"). " In effect, Max Mûller combined ancient physical allegory with the theories of Palaephatus about the distortion of language. Myth, he thought, begins through a "disease of language" whereby the original meaning of language, especially in observations about solar phenomena, was gradually misunderstood and reinterpreted.

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