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The Greek Myths, Part 1

Video

This film explores myth as primitive fiction, as history in disguise, and as the outgrowth of prehistoric ritual. Important myths, such as Theseus and the Minotaur, Orpheus and Eurydice, Actaeon and Artemis, and Persephone are presented in drama, art, and animation. The study shows how mythology, refined and adapted, becomes a source for literature, art, and music.

Note: This is part 1 of a series of 2 parts.


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Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Streaming video

  • Release date: February 3, 2009
  • Duration: 00:26:48
  • Number of parts: 1

  • Public Performance: Not permitted

  • Formats

    Streaming video

    subjects

    Instructional

    Languages

    English

    This film explores myth as primitive fiction, as history in disguise, and as the outgrowth of prehistoric ritual. Important myths, such as Theseus and the Minotaur, Orpheus and Eurydice, Actaeon and Artemis, and Persephone are presented in drama, art, and animation. The study shows how mythology, refined and adapted, becomes a source for literature, art, and music.

    Note: This is part 1 of a series of 2 parts.


    Expand title description text