Dictionary Classical Mythology

Dictionary Classical Mythology

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by John Edward Zimmerman
     
 

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"A knowledge of classical mythology is indispensable in understanding and appreciating much of the great literature, sculpture, and painting of both the ancients and the moderns. Unless we know the marvelous stories of the deities and heroes of the ancients, their great literature and art as much later work down to the present day will remain unintelligible.

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"A knowledge of classical mythology is indispensable in understanding and appreciating much of the great literature, sculpture, and painting of both the ancients and the moderns. Unless we know the marvelous stories of the deities and heroes of the ancients, their great literature and art as much later work down to the present day will remain unintelligible. Through the centuries from Chaucer, Spencer, Shakespeare, and Milton on, not only the major writers but also hundreds of lesser writers have retold the old tales or used them as a point of departure for new interpretations in terms of contemporary problems and psychology."—From author's Introduction

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ISBN-13:
9780553257762
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1983
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
413,014
Product dimensions:
4.17(w) x 6.83(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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