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        StatementPrinceton University Press
        PublishersPrinceton University Press
        LC Classifications1971
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        Paginationxvi, 76 p. :
        Number of Pages52
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        ISBN 10nodata

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Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths

Mourning her lost love and her shame, she becomes by him the mother of the hero Aeneas, later the hero of Vergil's Aeneid. A brilliant account of Penelope's 20 years at home waiting for her Ancient myth in modern poetry., two decades spent fighting off suitors, ruling land, running a house, and raising her son, is a unique, entertaining, and thought-provoking twist on a myth you thought you knew everything about.

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Viewing the full text of this document requires a subscription to PEP Web. Gilgamesh crossed the sea in search of immortality. The Journey theme has always been a favorite one for story-tellers everywhere, as a metaphor for life and its experiences. In this story, Aphrodite is a phone sex operator, Apollo is a TV psychic, Artemis is a dog-walker, and their legendary powers are starting to fade.

In our own culture, too, cowboy stories are a Creation myth. Myth is the system of recurring patterns and themes that people use to make sense out of the world. Ancient Myth in Modern Poetry. Sounder lacks the Odyssey's bloody Revenge scene--none is necessary--but Nathan's return sets the family fortunes happily to rights.

The Succession Myth, or the cycle of older and younger generations The basic myth of The Godfather is the Succession Myth, one of mankind's oldest myths, found in the literature of the Greeks and Babylonians and other ancient peoples.

Sounder: Ancient myth in modern poetry. heroic dog as injured Substitute Sounder, the highly acclaimed Black movie, used the Journey as the basic myth, combined with the Son's Search and the Return of the Hero. A typical ancient example is the Theogony of Hesiod, a contemporary of Homer: Ouranos, the Sky God, was castrated by his son Kronos; Kronos, in turn, was overthrown by his youngest son Zeus, who became king of the gods.