Integrating original texts with explanations, interpretations, and theory, Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths, Fourth Edition, introduces students to a wide range of myths drawn from sources all around the world and approached from various critical perspectives.
An innovative pedagogical structure helps students discern the complex web of literary allusions that characterize mythological texts
A global locator map at the beginning of each chapter situates the myths in their geographical context
Running margin notes provide cross references and explanations of terms
A glossary of deities, an illustrated timeline, and suggested readings offer additional resources
A vibrant art program features more than 200 illustrations, photographs, and maps