Theories of Mythology

Paperback / softback by Eric Csapo

Theories of Mythology provides students with both a history of theories of myth and a practical ‘how-to’ guide to interpreting myth, the most elementary form of narrative.

  • Both a history of theories of myth and a practical ‘how-to’ guide to interpreting myth.
  • Introduces the major theories of myth from the nineteenth century to the present day.
  • Covers comparative approaches, psychoanalysis, ritual theories of myth, structuralism, and ideological analysis.
  • Supplies readers with the theoretical tools for imitating each method.
  • Features detailed exemplary readings of familiar myths.
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Format: Paperback / softback, 352 pages Language: English
Dimension: 154 x 28 x 231mm ISBN10: 0631232486
Weight: 544g ISBN13: 9780631232483
Publication Date: 22 Nov 2004 Publisher: Wiley


Eric Csapo is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Toronto. He is the author and editor of numerous books and articles on ancient Greek drama, theatre, myth, religion, and society, including The Context of Ancient Drama (co-authored, 1995).


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