This introduction to Greek and Roman mythology provides a combination of poetic narrative, translations of original source material and critical interpretation of myths. Material new to this edition includes new archaeological discoveries and research relating to mythology. The book includes the complete Homeric Hymns and other works by Homer, Hesiod, Ovid and a variety of other Greek and Roman writers. It analyzes the survival of myth in literature, art, music and films, including commentary on classical myths in a historical and cultural context. There is also an emphasis on a feminist approach to mythology.