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    Cassell Dictionary of Classical Mythology (Hardback) By (author) Jennifer R. March


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    DescriptionThis is an A-Z guide to the mythology of the classical world, covering all the principal myths, gods and goddesses, together with the personalities, places, animals, monsters, heavenly bodies and events of classical mythology. Background historical and archaeological information is provided. The outline accounts are supplemented by extensive quotations from the original sources, to help bring the narrative to life and show how literary traditions shaped the development of classical mythology.

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    Cassell Dictionary of Classical Mythology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jennifer R. March
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 193 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 1,293 g
    ISBN 13: 9780304346264
    ISBN 10: 0304346268

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    BIC E4L: CUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.7
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF, HRKP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    DC21: 292.13
    BISAC V2.8: SOC023000
    Illustrations note
    100 illustrations, b
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Cassell Reference
    Publication date
    01 March 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Dr Jenny March lectures and publishes extensively on Greek tragedy, Homer, and classical mythology, and is attached to Corpus Christi College, Oxford; her lively enthusiasm for Classics has done much to promote support for the subject, both through publicity work for the Classical Association and as Editor
    Review text
    Greek myths pervade our own art and literature almost as much as they influenced that of classical times, and this handsome volume is an invaluable guide. Never again need we feel daunted by the host of characters involved; there are five different entries for Argus, for instance, including the man who built the Argo for the Argonauts, and Odysseus's 20-year-old dog. The references are richly illustrated, with quotations, photographs and even genealogies, while important appearances in both classical and post-classical art are noted. (Kirkus UK)