Cassell Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Cassell Dictionary of Classical Mythology

By (author) Jennifer R. March

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This 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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  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 193.04 x 246.38 x 35.56mm | 1,292.73g
  • 01 Mar 1999
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Cassell Reference
  • London
  • English
  • 100 illustrations, b
  • 0304346268
  • 9780304346264

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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

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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)

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