Apollodorus’ Library and Hyginus’ Fabulae (Google eBook)

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Hackett Publishing, Mar 1, 2007 - 328 pages
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By offering, for the first time in a single edition, complete English translations of Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae -- the two most important surviving "handbooks" of classical mythography -- this volume enables readers to compare the two's versions of the most important Greek and Roman myths.  A General Introduction sets the Library and Fabulae into the wider context of ancient mythography; introductions to each text discuss in greater detail issues of authorship, aim, and influence.  A general index, an index of people and geographic locations, and an index of authors and works cited by the mythographers are also included.

  

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Review: Apollodorus' Library/Hyginus' Fabulae: Two Handbooks of Greek Mythology

User Review  - Robyn - Goodreads

It's a great handbook and I'm sure I'll keep it around for the index. Not a fun read though, since it's just a list of names with a few stories, and the translation isn't very elegant or interesting ... Read full review

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Contents

Apollodorus Library Book 1
1
Book 2
20
Book 3
44
Epitome
72
Hyginus Fabulae
95
Endnotes to Apollodorus Library
183
Endnotes to Hyginus Fabulae
188
Excerpt from PseudoDositheus
193
General Index
196
Index of Peoples and Geographic Locations
239
Index of Authors and Works Cited by Apollodorus and Hyginus
246
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R. Scott Smith and Stephen M. Trzaskoma are Associate Professors of Classics, University of New Hampshire.

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