Early Greek Myth: v.2

Early Greek Myth: v.2 : A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources

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Early Greek Myth is a much-needed handbook for scholars and others interested in the literary and artistic sources of archaic Greek myths-and the only one of its kind available in English. Timothy Gantz traces the development of each myth in narrative form and summarizes the written and visual evidence in which the specific details of the story appear.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 424 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 28mm | 639.56g
  • JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Baltimore, MD, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0801853621
  • 9780801853623
  • 286,904

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A compendium of narrative variants useful for anyone wanting seriously to analyze a Greek myth. Times Literary Supplement Nothing short of remarkable... This book will certainly become a staple of all classical libraries for years to come. Bryn Mawr Classical Review Its accessible format, straightforward readability, and economical price should put it where it belongs, on the shelf of anyone who teaches mythology, at whatever level. Classical Outlook

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About Timothy Gantz

Timothy Gantz is professor of classics at the University of Georgia.

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Early Greek Myth is a much-needed handbook for scholars and others interested in the literary and artistic sources of archaic Greek myths--and the only one of its kind available in English. Timothy Gantz traces the development of each myth in narrative form and summarizes the written and visual evidence in which the specific details of the story appear.

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Table of contents

Contents:VOLUME 1 The Early Gods The Olympians Olympos, the Underworld, and Minor Divinities Prometheus and the First Men The Line of Deukalion Other Early Families The Royal House of Athens Minos and Krete Theseus' Later Exploits Perseus and Bellerophontes The Daughters of Thestios Iason and the Argo Herakles VOLUME 2 Thebes The Line of Tantalos The Trojan War The Return from Troy Other M

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