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    DescriptionThis revised translation of Fritz Graf's highly acclaimed introduction to Greek mythology offers a chronological account of the principal Greek myths that appear in the surviving literary and artistic sources and concurrently documents the history of interpretation of Greek mythology from the 17th century to the present. First surveying the various definitions of myth that have been advanced, Graf proceeds to examine topics such as the relationship between Greek myths and epic poetry, the connection between particular myths and shrines or holy festivals, the use of myth in Greek song and tragedy, and the uses and interpretations of myth by philosophers and allegorists.

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    Greek Mythology
    An Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Fritz Graf, Translated by Thomas Marier
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801853951
    ISBN 10: 0801853958

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
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    LC classification: GR
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    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    12 b&w illus.
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    Publication date
    09 May 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Fritz Graf is professor of philology in the Seminar for Classical Philology at the University of Basel in Switzerland. Thomas Marier is in the Department of Classics at the Johns Hopkins University.
    Review quote
    Graf's Greek Mythology immediately established itself, when it was first published in German in 1985, as the best introduction then available. Historical in three senses-a brief history of theories of myth, a view of the historically changing roles of myth, a sense of the processes of inventing, forgetting, and renewing myth-the book's strength lies in its combining an understanding of myth as essentially narrative, with an appreciation of the issue of authorship... This is a new edition, with footnotes, numerous minor alterations to the text, and a thoroughly updated bibliography. Times Literary Supplement The best general introduction to Greek mythology in English. -- Lowell Edmunds Bryn Mawr Classical Review Full of compelling insights... A superior work on Greek mythology done by a first-rate scholar. -- Paul Properzio New England Classical Newsletter and Journal