Early Greek Myth: A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources, Volume 1

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993 - History - 909 pages
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"A compendium of narrative variants useful for anyone wanting seriously to analyze a Greek myth."—Times Literary Supplement

"Nothing short of remarkable . . . This book will certainly become a staple of all classical libraries for years to come."—Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Early Greek Myth is a much-needed handbook for scholars and others interested in the literary and artistic sources of archaic Greek myths—and the only one of its kind available in English. Timothy Gantz traces the development of each myth in narrative form and summarizes the written and visual evidence in which the specific details of the story appear. "Its accessible format, straightforward readability, and economical price should put it where it belongs, on the shelf of anyone who teaches mythology, at whatever level."—Classical Outlook

"There has long been a need for a comprehensive treatment—accessible in English—of the principal myths that one encounters while reading the major Greek texts. Early Greek Myth goes a long way to filling the gap."—Mary R. Lefkowitz, Wellesley College

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User Review  - gwernin - LibraryThing

An excellent tool for the student delving into the details and origins of the early Greek myths. I recommend this one-volume hardback version if you can find it at a reasonable price, as even the paperbacks are massive volumes (and divided into two parts). Read full review

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User Review  - TheBooknerd - LibraryThing

This is a great resource for people seeking detailed information about Greek myths. The book is highly informative -- even too informative from time to time. The best feature is the way the author ... Read full review


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Timothy Gantz is professor of classics at the University of Georgia.

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