Anthology of Classical Myth: Primary Sources in Translation (Google eBook)

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Hackett Publishing, Mar 1, 2004 - 576 pages
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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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User Review  - antiquary - LibraryThing

A very useful collection, especially if on does not have the Homeric Hymns or Hesiod's Theogony, as this includes both complete and selections from a wide range of other sources, some well-known ... Read full review

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I read this book for a class, and I did not read the entire thing. However, the substantial chunks we did read (that I did not keep track of) are so scattered throughout the anthology that it's hard ... Read full review

Contents

ACUSILAUS
1
AELIAN
2
AESCHYLUS
5
ANDRON
8
ANTONINUS LIBERALIS
9
APOLLODORUS
17
ARCHILOCHUS
58
ARRIAN
59
LUCRETIUS
298
OVID
306
PALAEPHATUS
329
PARTHENIUS
340
PAUSANIAS
344
PHERECYDES
354
PINDAR
356
PLATO
361

BABRIUS
61
BION
73
CALLIMACHUS
76
CLEANTHES
84
CONON
86
CORNUTUS
89
CRITIAS
92
DIODORUS OF SICILY
94
ERATOSTHENES
102
EURIPIDES
107
FULGENTIUS
111
HELLANICUS
114
HERACLITUS
116
HERODORUS
121
HERODOTUS
123
HESIOD
129
Homeric Hymns
168
HORACE
211
HYGINUS
216
LONGUS
277
LUCIAN
279
PLUTARCH
376
PROCLUS
378
SALLUSTIUS
383
SAPPHO
385
SEMONIDES
387
SIMONIDES
391
SOPHOCLES
392
STATIUS
395
THEOCRITUS
399
THEOPHRASTUS
402
THUCYDIDES
404
VERGIL
410
XENOPHANES
433
XENOPHON
435
Linear B Sources
439
Inscriptions
455
Papyri
469
Note on the Texts and Translation
479
Names and Transliteration
483
IndexGlossary
486
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Stephen M. Trzaskoma and R. Scott Smith are Assistant Professors of Classics, University of New Hampshire. Stephen Brunet is Associate Professor of Classics, University of New Hampshire.

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