Early Greek Myth: v. 1: A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources

Early Greek Myth: v. 1: A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources


By (author) Timothy Gantz

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  • Format: Paperback | 584 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 235mm x 37mm | 794g
  • Publication date: 19 June 1996
  • Publication City/Country: Baltimore, MD
  • ISBN 10: 0801853605
  • ISBN 13: 9780801853609
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 297,997

Product description

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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Author information

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

Review quote

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

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