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The Pimlico Dictionary Of Classical Mythologies
     

The Pimlico Dictionary Of Classical Mythologies

by Arthur Cotterell, Ray Dunning (Illustrator)
 

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Never before have the mythologies of Greece, Rome, Persia, India, and China been encompassed in a single volume, despite the fact that the first four have much in common through their Indo-European ancestry. Arthur Cotterell shows how much more can be understood about "classical mythology" by comparing and contrasting its five major traditions. Fascinating indeed

Overview

Never before have the mythologies of Greece, Rome, Persia, India, and China been encompassed in a single volume, despite the fact that the first four have much in common through their Indo-European ancestry. Arthur Cotterell shows how much more can be understood about "classical mythology" by comparing and contrasting its five major traditions. Fascinating indeed are the parallels he signals between, for instance, Greek and Indian myths. Just as amazing are the different attitudes towards such fundamentals as heroism, love and death. Lavishly illustrated with over 200 original illustrations, The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Mythologies is an indispensable handbook for both students and general readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780712666916
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
12/05/2000
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Arthur Cotterell is Principal of Kingston College of Further Education in Surrey and combines a career in education with extensive interest in other civilizations.

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