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Lempriere's dictionary is a book that has lasted as a useful reference through over two centuries. It is a classic on the classics. Much of its interest is as a first reference. The language can be quaint, and antiquainted, a product of its time; it is not necessarily suited to a mythical world of sex and violence. In the cases where the Romans and the Greeks may have shared, at least in part, some mythology, the entries are found under the Latin, rather than the Greek, names. This can be most annoying, because the differences between the two related, but distinct, traditions are blurred.