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4. Metamorphoses of mythology

4. Metamorphoses of mythology  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776052
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804761.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192804761
The word ‘myth’ derives from the Greek word muthos which means something akin to ‘story’, in contrast to logo which means ‘truthful account’. ‘Metamorphoses of mythology’ explains how these ... More
Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction  

Helen Morales

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776052
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804761.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192804761
Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction explores the rich history and diverse interpretations of classical myths and examines how classical myths are used and understood ... More
3. Gods and heroes

3. Gods and heroes  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776052
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804761.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192804761
Greek and Roman religion was polytheistic. Subjects were never certain they were doing the right thing. You could be loyal to one god and at the same time angering another. There was no ... More

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