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    DescriptionThe birth of Aphrodite, the Trojan Horse, Zeus disguised as a swan. These and other classical myths and legends are usually encountered separately, but together they make up a coherent, multigenerational saga of epic battles, bizarre metamorphoses, immortal heroes, and all-too-human gods-a fantastic world recognizably real to its audience. Classical Mythology offers newcomers and long-time enthusiasts new ways to navigate the world of Greek and Roman myths, beginning by exploring the landscapes where the myths are set. It then provides a richly detailed timeline of mythic episodes from the origin of the cosmos to the end of the Heroic Age-plus an illustrated mythological dictionary listing significant characters, places, events, objects, and concepts. Whether you wish to explore the world that gave rise to ancient mythology or research a specific piece of the whole, this handbook is the best introduction available to an extraordinary cast of characters (gods, nymphs, satyrs, monsters, heroes) and the natural and supernatural stages upon which their fates are played out. Features * A detailed timeline serves as a convenient "episode guide" chronicling events described in classical mythology * A comprehensive A-Z section offers a quick way to identify the gods, mortals, events, and objects that are key to specific myths and legends


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    Title
    Classical Mythology
    Subtitle
    A Guide to the Mythical World of the Greeks and Romans
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Hansen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 408
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195300352
    ISBN 10: 0195300351
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.7
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T General Subject: 750
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25490
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRORLRIT
    DC22: 292.13
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    DC22: 292.1/3, 292
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR, 1QDAG
    LC classification: BL723 .H36 2005
    Thema V1.0: JBGB
    Illustrations note
    Numerous line drawings
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    26 January 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    William Hansen is professor of Classical Studies and Folklore as well as co-director in Mythology Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington.
    Review quote
    "Hansen's work is excellently constructed and fulfils its role as an introduction to the subject. Instead of creating another dry dictionary, the author succeeds in bringing these myths to life in their original mythological context."-Bryn Mawr Classical Review