Classical Mythology

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Longman, 1995 - Religion - 696 pages
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Classical Mythology, Fifth Edition, will appeal to anyone interested in ancient Greek and Roman mythology. This best-selling book is the most comprehensive introduction to classical mythology available. It features a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary; extensive translations of original mythological sources, including the complete Homeric Hymns and other works by Homer, Hesiod, Ovid, and a variety of Greek and Roman writers; and insightful and accessible discussion of classical myths in their historical and cultural settings, as well as their survival in literature, art, music, and film. The revised Fifth Edition includes enhanced clarity and readability through careful use of abundant heads and streamlined writing; expanded discussion of archaeological evidence supporting events described in myths; a new interior design and a substantially expanded black-and-white and color art program, chosen to provide a comprehensive view of the interaction between word and image; and a quick-reference glossary/index to help readers identify names, places, and events.

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User Review  - Hankrose - Goodreads

Very dry, an extremely dull read. It's loaded with good information, but the authors could have tried to keep it interesting. It's the stuff that has captured the imagination of countless millions for thousands of years - how hard can it be? Read full review

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User Review  - Sera Phyn - Goodreads

An excellent and extensive source for Greek mythological and heroic figures. Everyone from Andromeda to Zeus is here! Read full review


The Mycenaean Saga
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Perseus and the Legends of Argos

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Morford is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Virgina.

Lenardon is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the Ohio State University.

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