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Biblical and Classical Myths: The Mythological Framework of Western Culture (Frye Studies)

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In the 1970s and 80s, Northrop Frye and Jay Macpherson co-taught a very influential course at the University of Toronto's Victoria College on the history of Western mythology - Frye focusing on the biblical myths; Macpherson on the classical. Biblical and Classical Myths recreates the thought behind that course, with Frye's lectures - unpublished until very recently - supplemented by Macpherson's popular 1962 textbook on classical mythology, Four Ages: The Classical Myths.

Frye's lectures on the Bible make up the first half of the book. He expounds on an array of topics, including translations of the bible, sexual imagery, pastoral and agricultural imagery, and law and revolution in the bible. Four Ages makes up the second half. Macpherson narrates the major classical myths from stories of creation to the myths' survival in later European traditions.

By complementing the biblical tradition with the classical, this volume imparts a comprehensive understanding of western mythology. With a preface by Alvin Lee, general editor of the Collected Works of Northrop Frye, Biblical and Classical Myths is an essential volume and represents a unique achievement in scholarship.

Product Specifications

Author
  • Northrop Frye
  • Jay Macpherson
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780802086952
EANList
  • 9780802086952
Edition
2nd ed.
ISBN
0802086950
ItemDimensions
  • 880 hundredths-inches
  • 590 hundredths-inches
  • 135 Hundredths Pounds
  • 109 hundredths-inches
Label
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
MPN
44 illustrations, 4 maps
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
500
PackageDimensions
  • 140 hundredths-inches
  • 880 hundredths-inches
  • 175 Hundredths Pounds
  • 600 hundredths-inches
PackageQuantity
1
PartNumber
44 illustrations, 4 maps
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2004-11-06
Publisher
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Studio
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Title
Biblical and Classical Myths: The Mythological Framework of Western Culture (Frye Studies)
isbn-13-20
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