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. * Both a history of theories of myth and a practical 'how--to' guide to interpreting myth. * Introduces the major theories of myth from the nineteenth century to the present day. * Covers comparative approaches, psychoanalysis, ritual theories of myth, structuralism, and ideological analysis. * Supplies readers with the theoretical tools for imitating each method. * Features detailed exemplary readings of familiar myths.
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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).