JSE-EFSC | ISBN 978-078915276-3 | Softcover | $14.95
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Echoes from Mt. Olympus, Student Book

JSE-EFSC | ISBN 978-078915276-3 | Softcover | $14.95
JSE-EFHC | ISBN 978-078079662-1 | Hardcover | $21.95
Echoes from Mt. Olympus, Student Book

Why does myth endure? This book from the Literature & Thought series contains literature that challenges the reader, promotes critical thinking, and encourages independent exploration of themes and issues related to this topic.

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Contents

Prologue

Creating Context

Cluster One: What Are the Qualities of the Gods and Goddesses?

  • Zeus and Hera (myth)Bernard Evslin, Dorothy Evslin, Ned Hoopes
  • The Firebringer (myth)Louis Untermeyer
  • Pandora (myth)Barbara McBride-Smith
  • The Wise Goddess: Athena (essay)Betty Bonham Lies
  • Apollo and Artemis: The Twins (myth)Ellen Switzer and Costas
  • Big Baby Hermes (myth)Geraldine McCaughrean

Cluster Two: How Does Myth Explain Nature?

  • Arachne (myth)Olivia E. Coolidge
  • Artemis, Orion, and the Seven Sisters (myth)Kathleen Lines
  • Demeter and Persephone (Homeric hymn)Penelope Proddow, translator
  • Persephone, Falling (poem)Rita Dove
  • Echo and Narcissus (myth)Anne Terry White
  • Narcissus at 60 (poem)Linda Pastan

Cluster Three: How Does Myth Explain Human Nature?

  • Homer: The Blind Poet (essay)Alisoun Witting
  • Odysseus (epic)W. H. D. Rouse
  • Siren Song (poem)Margaret Atwood
  • Cupid and Psyche (myth)Barbara McBride-Smith
  • Perseus and Medusa (myth)Richard Woff
  • Look, Medusa! (poem)Suniti Namjoshi

Cluster Four: Thinking on Your Own

  • Antaeus (short story)Borden Deal
  • Pegasus for a Summer (personal narrative)Michael J. Rosen
  • Phoenix Farm (short story)Jane Yolen
  • I, Icarus (poem)Alden Nowlan
  • A Whole Nation and a People (short story)Harry Mark Petrakis