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Classical Mythology in English Literature : A Critical Anthology - Geoffrey Miles

Classical Mythology in English Literature

A Critical Anthology

By: Geoffrey Miles (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th July 1999
ISBN: 9780415147545
Number Of Pages: 470

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"Classical Mythology in English Literature" brings together a range of English versions of three classical myths, allowing readers for the first time to explore the ways in which they have been reinterpreted and reinvented by writers throughout history.
Beginning with a concise introduction to the principal Greco-Roman gods and heroes, the anthology then focuses on three stories: Orpheus, the great musician and his quest to free his wife Eurydice from death; Venus and Adonis, the love goddess and the beautiful youth she loved; and Pygmalion, the master sculptor who fell in love with his creation. Each section begins with the classical sources and ends with contemporary versions, showing how each myth has been used/abused or appropriated since its origins.

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"This is a handy source book for the student who would like to find the ancient myths and their later literary uses gathered together." -"Choice, 3/00

Prefacep. xii
The myth-kittyp. 3
The ancient sources of the mythsp. 5
The myths in English literaturep. 9
A rough guide to the godsp. 20
The Olympian godsp. 21
The gods of the underworldp. 29
Other godsp. 31
A mythical history of the world in one chapterp. 35
Myths of originp. 36
Gods and mortalsp. 38
The age of heroesp. 42
The Trojan War and afterp. 53
Orpheusp. 61
Introductionp. 61
The ancient Orpheusp. 61
The medieval Orpheus: allegory and romancep. 64
Orphic harmony in the Renaissancep. 65
Orpheus in the eighteenth century: translations and travestiesp. 67
Romantics and Victorians: from Orphic song to the melancholy lyrep. 68
The twentieth century: Eurydice sings her own song and Orpheus remembers himselfp. 70
from Argonautica, c. 250 BCp. 75
from the Georgics, c. 29 BCp. 76
from The Art of Poetry, c. 10 BCp. 80
from the Metamorphoses, c. AD 10p. 81
from The Consolation of Philosophy, c. AD 520p. 88
Medieval mythographersp. 90
Pierre Bersuire, c. 1330p. 90
Thomas of Walsingham, c. 1405p. 91
from Sir Orfeo, c. 1330p. 91
from Orpheus and Eurydice, later fifteenth centuryp. 96
p. 101
from The Shepherd's Calendar, 1579p. 101
from The Faerie Queene, 1596p. 103
from The Art of English Poesy, 1589p. 104
from Astrophil and Stella, 1591p. 105
from Ovid's Banquet of Sense, 1595p. 106
p. 107
from The Two Gentlemen of Verona, c. 1589p. 107
from The Merchant of Venice, c. 1596p. 107
from Henry VIII or All Is True, 1613p. 109
from The Wisdom of the Ancients, 1609p. 109
from Christ's Victory and Triumph, 1610p. 111
Song: 'When Orpheus Sweetly Did Complain', 1620s?p. 113
from Ovid's Metamorphoses Englished, 1632p. 114
from 'An Elegy upon the Death of...Dr John Donne', 1633p. 116
from Mystagogus Poeticus, 1647p. 118
p. 118
from 'L'Allegro', c. 1631p. 119
from 'Il Penseroso', c. 1631p. 120
from Lycidas, 1637p. 120
from Paradise Lost, 1667p. 121
'On the Death of Mr Purcell', 1696p. 123
'Ode for Music on St Cecilia's Day', 1713p. 124
Countess of Winchilsea, 'To Mr Pope', c. 1714p. 128
'A Song', 1724p. 130
from Fables: 'The Monkey Who Had Seen the World', 1727p. 131
'Impromptu, to a Young Lady Singing', 1736?p. 133
from Eurydice, 1737p. 134
from 'On the Use and Abuse of Poetry', c. 1750p. 136
from 'Elegy on Captain Cook', 1780p. 137
from The Prelude, 1805p. 138
from 'Hints from Horace', 1811p. 139
from 'The Four Ages of Poetry', 1820p. 140
'Orpheus', c. 1820p. 141
from Orpheus and Eurydice, 1852p. 144
'Eurydice to Orpheus', 1864p. 147
'Orpheus', 1864p. 148
'Eurydice', 1876p. 153
from 'Orpheus in Hades', 1893p. 157
'Eurydice', 1917p. 159
'Orpheus', 1937p. 163
from 'Orpheus', 1948p. 163
from The King Must Die, 1958p. 165
p. 167
from 'Orpheus', 1962p. 167
'The Poem as Mask: Orpheus', 1968p. 168
'Fragment of a Legend', 1965p. 169
'Orpheus Street, SE5', 1967p. 171
from Kleinzeit, 1974p. 173
'Orpheus without Music', 1975p. 176
'The Feast of Eurydice', 1980p. 177
Three poems, 1984p. 183
'Orpheus (1)'p. 183
'Eurydice'p. 184
'Orpheus (2)'p. 185
'Bas Relief: Bacchante', 1984p. 186
'The Story of Orph', 1985p. 187
'Orpheus', 1991p. 190
Other Versions of Orpheusp. 191
Venus and Adonisp. 196
Introductionp. 196
The ancient Adonisp. 196
Spenser, Milton, and Renaissance allegoryp. 200
Shakespeare and the Ovidian traditionp. 201
'Soft Adonis': the eighteenth centuryp. 203
Romantic revival: Shelley and the pastoral elegyp. 204
'The grief of gods': Victorian and Edwardian Adonisesp. 206
Frazer and the dying god in the twentieth centuryp. 207
Idyll 15: The Festival of Adonis, third century BCp. 211
'Lament for Adonis', c. 100 BCp. 217
from 'Lament for Bion', c. 100 BCp. 221
from the Metamorphoses, c. AD 10p. 225
from The Library of Greek Mythology, first or second century ADp. 230
from The Faerie Queene, 1590p. 231
from Book 3, canto 1: Malecasta's Tapestryp. 231
from Book 3, canto 6: The Gardens of Adonisp. 232
from Venus and Adonis, 1593p. 241
Sonnet 17 from Cynthia, 1595p. 262
Sonnet 3 from Fidessa, 1596p. 263
from The Fair Maid of the Exchange, 1607p. 264
Song, from Britannia's Pastorals, 1616p. 266
from Ovid's Metamorphoses Englished, 1632p. 267
from Mystagogus Poeticus, 1647p. 268
p. 269
from Comus, 1637p. 269
from Paradise Lost, 1667p. 270
from 'Bion: A Pastoral', 1680p. 271
from 'On the Death of Mr John Oldham', 1684p. 272
'Valentine's Day', c. 1740p. 273
'Venus and Adonis: A Cantata', 1755p. 278
from The Botanic Garden, 1791p. 280
from Endymion, 1818p. 282
Adonais, 1821p. 288
'Adon', 1855p. 305
'A Lament for Adonis', c. 1865p. 306
'Adonis', 1892p. 308
from The Golden Bough, 1906p. 309
'Adonis', 1917p. 315
from The Waste Land, 1922p. 316
from 'The Pot of Earth', 1925p. 319
'Her Vision in the Wood', 1926p. 327
'Adonis in Winter', 1944p. 328
Other Versions of Venus and Adonisp. 329
Pygmalionp. 332
Introductionp. 332
From Ovid to Caxtonp. 332
Dotage and idolatry: Pygmalion in the Renaissancep. 334
Eighteenth-century interludep. 337
The Romantic artist: Pygmalion/Frankensteinp. 338
Loving a statue: the sexual fablep. 341
Pygmalion the educator: the Shavian traditionp. 343
from Metamorphoses, c. Ad 10p. 346
from Exhortation to the Greeks, c. AD 200p. 348
from Against the Pagans, c. AD 300p. 349
from Confessio Amantis, c. 1390p. 350
from Six Books of Metamorphoseos, c. 1480p. 352
from 'Pygmalion's Friend and his Image', 1576p. 353
'The Metamorphosis of Pygmalion's Image', 1598p. 358
from The Winter's Tale, c. 1610p. 366
from 'The Fifth Satire: On Dotage', 1621p. 371
'On the Discovery of a Lady's Painting', 1630s?p. 373
from The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, 1751p. 374
'On a Lady's Picture', early eighteenth centuryp. 378
'The Choice', mid-eighteenth centuryp. 379
from The Town Before You, 1795p. 381
'Pygmalion', 1762/1811p. 385
from Frankenstein, 1818p. 390
'Pygmalion, or The Cyprian Statuary', 1825p. 391
'Drowne's Wooden Image', 1846p. 398
from Aurora Leigh, 1856p. 408
from 'Pygmalion the Sculptor', 1864p. 409
from 'Pygmalion and the Image', 1868p. 413
from Pygmalion and Galatea, 1871p. 417
'Galatea', 1885p. 424
from Pygmalion, 1912p. 425
'Pygmalion', 1917p. 437
p. 439
'Pygmalion to Galatea', 1925p. 439
'Galatea and Pygmalion', 1938p. 440
'The Perverse', 1928p. 441
from 'The Loves of Lady Purple', 1974p. 441
'Ivory and Water', 1994p. 446
Other Versions of Pygmalionp. 447
Bibliographyp. 450
Index of mythological namesp. 453
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ISBN: 9780415147545
ISBN-10: 0415147549
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 470
Published: 26th July 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.78  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 1