The Library of Greek Mythology

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Apollodorus' Library has been an invaluable source book for early Greek myths from the time of its compilation in the first/second century BC to the present, influencing writers from the scholars of Byzantium to Robert Graves. It provides a complete history of Greek myth, telling the story of each of the families of heroic mythology and the various adventures associated with the main heroes and heroines, from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy. As a primary source for Greek myth, as a reference work,...
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Overview

Apollodorus' Library has been an invaluable source book for early Greek myths from the time of its compilation in the first/second century BC to the present, influencing writers from the scholars of Byzantium to Robert Graves. It provides a complete history of Greek myth, telling the story of each of the families of heroic mythology and the various adventures associated with the main heroes and heroines, from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy. As a primary source for Greek myth, as a reference work, and as an indication of how the Greeks themselves viewed their mythical traditions, the Library is indispensable to anyone who has an interest in classical mythology. Robin Hard's accessible and fluent translation is supplemented by comprehensive notes, a map, and full genealogical tables. The Introduction gives a detailed account of the Library's sources and discusses the developing traditions of Greek mythical narrative.
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"The primary source book for all collections of Hellenic myths."--Oxford Times

"It is an accessible and enjoyable trip through Greek mythology."--Herts Advertiser

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199536320
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 306,729
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Hard is Tutor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Reading.

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  • Posted March 11, 2010

    Dry Like Day Old Cat Food

    This anthology was not purrfect (very unstimulating writing) but nonetheless a collection like this comes in handy for referenced based research. A fine addition to any library. Meow.

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