A Journey Through Greek Mythology is a guidebook intended to accompany students in an introductory Greek mythology course. It serves as a practical and versatile introduction to the study of the major Greek gods and heroes and lays the groundwork for an exploration of the representation, interpretation, and influence of the classical Greek myths.
A Journey Through Greek Mythology:
- offers an opportunity for students to investigate how archetypal figures and narratives emerge in Greek mythology.
- encourages students to discover how the Greek myths continue to influence our contemporary culture today.
- introduces and explains key terms, motifs, and themes within each chapter topic.
- features a self-quiz, bibliographic sources, and example boxes in each chapter.
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface: How to Use This Guidebook
Introduction: Understanding Myth
Resources for Module One
Cosmogonies and Theogonies
Upstarts: Prometheus and Pandora
The Olympian Circle
Resources for Module Two
First Couple: Zeus and Hera
Tough Guys: Poseidon, Ares, and Apollo
Gods on the Edge: Hermes and Dionysus
Resources for Module Three
Blonde Ambition: Aphrodite
Natural Women: Artemis, Demeter, and Persephone
Grrrl Power: Athena and the Amazons
Cinder-gods: Hestia and Hephaestus
Resources for Module Four
Tales of the Deep Blue Sea
Acts of Hubris: Punishment Myths
Features and Creatures of the Underworld
Dying and Rising Gods: Orpheus
Resources for Module Five
The Archetypal Hero
Jason and the Argonauts
Resources for Module Six
The Trojan Saga
A New Hero: Odysseus
Resources for Module Seven
Greek Mythology: Exam I
Greek Mythology: Exam II