Anthology of Classical Myth: Primary Sources in Translation

Anthology of Classical Myth: Primary Sources in Translation

by Stephen M. Trzaskoma, Thomas G. Palaima
     
 

This volume is designed as a companion to the standard undergraduate mythology textbooks or, when assigned alongside the central Greek and Roman works, as a source-based alternative to those textbooks.

In addition to the complete texts of the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod's Theogony, this collection provides generous selections from over 50 texts

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Overview

This volume is designed as a companion to the standard undergraduate mythology textbooks or, when assigned alongside the central Greek and Roman works, as a source-based alternative to those textbooks.

In addition to the complete texts of the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod's Theogony, this collection provides generous selections from over 50 texts composed between the Archaic Age and the fourth century A.D. Ancient interpretation of myth is represented here in selections from the allegorists Heraclitus, Cornutus and Fulgentius, the rationalists Palaephatus and Diodorus of Sicily, and the philosophers and historians Plato, Herodotus and Thucydides. Appendices treat evidence from inscriptions, papyri and Linear B tablets and include a thematic index, a mythological dictionary, and genealogies. A thoughtful Introduction supports students working with the primary sources and the other resources offered here; an extensive note to instructors offers suggestions on how to incorporate this book into their courses.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872207226
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Pages:
517
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acusilaus, fragments1
Aelian, Historical miscellany, excerpts2
Aeschylus, fragments5
Andron, fragment8
Antoninus liberalis, Collection of metamorphoses, selections9
Apollodorus, Library, excerpts17
Archilochus, fragments58
Arrian, Anabasis, excerpt59
Babrius, Fables, selections61
Bacchylides, selections63
Bion, Lament for Adonis73
Callimachus, Hymns, selections76
Cleanthes, Hymn to Zeus84
Conon, Stories, selections86
Cornutus, Compendium of the traditions of Greek theology, excerpts89
Critias, Sisyphos, fragment92
Diodorus of Sicily, Historical library, excerpts94
Eratosthenes, Constellation myths, selections102
Euripides, fragments107
Fulgentius, Myths, selections111
Hellanicus, fragments114
Heraclitus, Homeric problems, excerpts116
Herodorus, On Heracles, fragments121
Herodotus, Histories, excerpts123
Hesiod, excerpts129
Homeric hymns168
Horace, Odes, selections211
Hyginus, Stories, selections216
Longus, Daphnis and Chloe, excerpts277
Lucian, selections279
Lucretius, On the workings of the universe, excerpts298
Ovid, Heroides, selections306
Palaephatus, On unbelievable things, selections329
Parthenius, Sentimental love stories, selections340
Pausanias, Description of Greece, excerpts344
Phetecydes, The histories, fragments354
Pindar, Olympians, selection356
Plato, excerpts361
Plutarch, Life of Theseus, excerpt376
Proclus, summaries of the Cyclic epics378
Sallustius, On the gods and the cosmos, excerpt383
Sappho, fragment385
Semonides, fragment387
Simonides391
Sophocles, fragments392
Statius, Achilleid, excerpts395
Theocritus, Idylls399
Theophrastus, Characters402
Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian war, excerpt404
Vergil, excerpts410
Xenophanes, fragments433
Xenophon, Memorabilia, excerpt435
App. 1Linear B sources439
App. 2Inscriptions455
App. 3Papyri469

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