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"Theories of Mythology" provides students with both a history of theories of myth and a practical 'how-to' guide to interpreting myth, the most elementary form of narrative. It is both a history of theories of myth and a practical 'how-to' guide to interpreting myth. It introduces the major theories of myth from the nineteenth century to the present day. It covers comparative approaches, psychoanalysis, ritual theories of myth, structuralism, and ideological analysis. It supplies readers with the theoretical tools for imitating each method. It features detailed exemplary readings of familiar myths.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631232476
ISBN-10: 0631232478
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 165mm x 28mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Eric Csapo

Eric Csapo is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Toronto. He is the author and editor of numerous books and articles on ancient Greek drama, theatre, myth, religion, and society, including The Contexts of Ancient Drama (co-edited, 1995).

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