(Burkert, 1979, p. 23)
Burkert's definition has been very influential; but it is a pretty vague sort of definition, one which covers a lot of ground. It’s certainly better than the heavily value-weighted definition of Morford and Lenardon. But even Struck's course had to throw out this wishy-washy definition when it came to looking at Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a work OU students study in some depth in Myth in the Greek and Roman Worlds. Struck replaced his original definition with this definition of mythology:
 In the 9th edn (Morford et al., 2011) this text can be found at p. 25, and in the 8th edn (Morford and Lenardon, 2007) at p. 29.
 8th edn (2007), pp. 3–39; 9th edn (2011), pp. 3–36.
 8th edn (2007), p. 4; 9th edn (2011), p. 4.
 8th edn (2007), p. 3; 9th edn (2011), p. 3.