Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae: Two Handbooks of Greek Mythology (Paperback)
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Short Description for Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae Contains the English translations of Apollodorus' "Library" and Hyginus' "Fabulae" - the two important surviving 'handbooks' of classical mythography. This work discusses the issues of authorship, aim, and influence. It also includes an index of people and geographic locations, and an index of authors and works cited by the mythographers.
- Published: 01 March 2007
- Format: Paperback 247 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780872208209 ISBN 10: 0872208206
- Sales rank: 70,129
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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 twos 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.