The Penguin Dictionary of Classical Mythology

The Penguin Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Paperback Dictionary, Penguin

By (author) A. R. Maxwell-Hyslop, By (author) Pierre Grimal, By (author) Stephen Kershaw

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 198mm x 28mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 7 January 1992
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0140512357
  • ISBN 13: 9780140512359
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: genealogical tables
  • Sales rank: 38,109

Product description

This concise, abridged edition of Pierre Grimal's celebrated "Dictionary of Classical Mythology" brilliantly distils and captures the essence of Greek and Roman mythology. It is the ideal reference tool for anyone with an interest in the Classics or those seeking to explore the many allusions to its mythology that abound in later literature.

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Pierre Grimal was born in Paris in 1912. He was a teacher at the Lycees de Rennes and then Senior Lecturer at Caen University. His most recent post was as Professor at Sorbonne University until 1982. He has edited and translated many books on Greek and Latin Literature and is considered the most prominent specialist on Ancient Rome.