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The Story of Myth [electronic resource] / Sarah Iles Johnston.

Author/Creator:
Johnston, Sarah Iles, author.
Publication:
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Discourse analysis, Narrative.
Heroes -- Mythology -- Greece.
Mythology, Greek -- Comparative studies.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Sarah Iles Johnston argues that the nature of myths as gripping tales starring vivid characters enabled them to do their most important work: sustaining belief in the gods and heroes of Greek religion. She shows how Greek myths-and the stories told by all cultures-affect our shared view of the cosmos and the creatures who inhabit it.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Note on Transliterations and Abbreviations
1. The Story of Myth
2. Ritual's Handmaid
3. Narrating Myths
4. The Greek Mythic Story World
5. Characters
6. Metamorphoses
7. Heroes
Epilogue
Notes
References
Acknowledgments
Index of Names and Terms
Index Locorum
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 19. Feb 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780674989573
Publisher Number:
10.4159/9780674989573 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.