Classical Myth on Screen

  • Editors
  • Monica S. Cyrino
  • Meredith E. Safran

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Meredith E. Safran, Monica S. Cyrino
      Pages 1-11
  3. The Hero’s Struggle

  4. Fashioning the Feminine

  5. Negotiating the Cosmic Divide

  6. Cinemyth-Making

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 219-257

About this book


An examination of how screen texts embrace, refute, and reinvent the cultural heritage of antiquity, this volume looks at specific story-patterns and archetypes from Greco-Roman culture. The contributors offer a variety of perspectives, highlighting key cultural relay points at which a myth is received and reformulated for a particular audience.


Classics Film Mythology Greek Gods Heroes Classical Studies Classical Tradition Classical Reception cinema culture Fritz Lang

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