classical mythology


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Noun1.classical mythology - the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans togetherclassical mythology - the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks
apple of discord - (classical mythology) a golden apple thrown into a banquet of the gods by Eris (goddess of discord--who had not been invited); the apple had `for the fairest' written on it and Hera and Athena and Aphrodite all claimed it; when Paris (prince of Troy) awarded it to Aphrodite it began a chain of events that led to the Trojan War
nectar, ambrosia - (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal
mythology - myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
amphisbaena - (classical mythology) a serpent with a head at each end of its body
basilisk - (classical mythology) a serpent (or lizard or dragon) able to kill with its breath or glance
centaur - (classical mythology) a mythical being that is half man and half horse
Erinyes, Eumenides, Fury - (classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals
nymph - (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden; "the ancient Greeks believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of water"
Priapus - (classical mythology) god of male procreative power and guardian of gardens and vineyards
Alcides, Heracles, Herakles, Hercules - (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
hero - (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god
Golden Age - (classical mythology) the first and best age of the world, a time of ideal happiness, prosperity, and innocence; by extension, any flourishing and outstanding period
silver age - (classical mythology) the second age of the world, characterized by opulence and irreligion; by extension, a period secondary in achievement to a golden age
bronze age - (classical mythology) the third age of the world, marked by war and violence
iron age - (classical mythology) the last and worst age of the world
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With a little bit of a quirky twist on the modern side of myth, Vanessa Del Prete's article, "Modern Heroes: Classical Mythology and Classical Values in the Contemporary Acquis, the Case of Captain America", attempts to find patterns and lines of comparison between modern hero Captain America and his mythological predecessors.
Guests of Honor are Nebula and World Fantasy Award-winning writer Howard Waldrop (The Ugly Chickens, Night of the Cooters), whose extensive work in short fiction combines a variety of elements — alternate history, classical mythology, and rock and roll; Julie Dillon, a three-time Hugo-winning artist (and nominated for another this year), who has a new retrospective of her science fiction and fantasy artwork; and Edie Stern, a fan active in her local science fiction community and around the world since 1970.
In "Crossing Campus Boundaries: Using Classical Mythology and Digital Storytelling to Connect Honors Colleges," they describe a collaborative course they designed that creates a "cross-institutional collaboration blurring the boundaries between campuses " This unique collaboration involved mutual readings of Classical mythology at both campuses, with students at UW-Stout making short videos of the myths and students at ISU serving as consultants and critics of the films.
Primarily known for his poetry, works of classical mythology for adults, and novels about the Roman Emperor Claudius, Graves wrote a number of books for younger readers.
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In his epic narrative, completed just before his exile in 8AD, Ovid links together "into one artistically harmonious whole, all the stories of classical mythology".
In classical mythology who turned Odysseus's men into swine?
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