Handbook of Classical Mythology

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ABC-CLIO, 2004 - Social Science - 394 pages
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"Handbook of Classical Mythology" offers newcomers and long-time enthusiasts new ways to navigate the world of Greek and Roman myths. Written by a foremost mythologist, the book begins by exploring the sources and landscapes from which the myths emerged. It then provides a richly detailed timeline of mythic episodes from the creation of the cosmos to the end of the Heroic Age--"plus" an illustrated mythological dictionary listing every significant character, place, event, and object.

Whether exploring the world that gave rise to ancient mythology or researching a specific piece of the whole, the handbook is the best introduction available to the extraordinary cast of these tales (gods, nymphs, satyrs, monsters, heroes) and the natural and supernatural stages upon which their fates are played out.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Time What Happens in Classical Mythology
61
3 Deities Themes and Concepts
95
4 Annotated Print and Nonprint Resources
337
Abbreviations and Selected Reference List
355
Glossary
363
Index
369
About the Author
394
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About the author (2004)

William Hansen is professor of classical studies and folklore and codirector of mythology studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

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