The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology: Based on H.J. Rose's Handbook of Greek Mythology

The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology: Based on H.J. Rose's Handbook of Greek Mythology

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By (author) Robin Hard

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 776 pages
  • Dimensions: 173mm x 244mm x 38mm | 1,474g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415478901
  • ISBN 13: 9780415478908
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 2 black & white illustrations, 52 black & white halftones, 12 black & white line drawings
  • Sales rank: 142,105

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This new edition is a completely rewritten and revised version of Rose's original, seminal, text. Adding a huge amount of new material, Robin Hard incorporates the results of the latest research into his authoritative accounts of all the gods and heroes. The narrative framework of the book includes helpful signposting so that the book can be used as work of reference, and alongside the narrative chapters, it includes full documentation of the ancient sources, maps, and genealogical tables. Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs and line drawings, it will remain the definitive account of ancient Greek mythology for generations to come.

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Robin L. Hard is formerly of University of Reading. He is primarily interested in ancient philosophy and mythology and has published translations of the Meditations, Library of Greek Mythology and The Discourses of Epictetus.

Table of contents

1. Sources for Greek Mythology 2. The Beginnings of Things 3. The Rise of Zeus and Revolts against his Rule 4. The Brothers and Sisters of Zeus 5. The Younger Olympian Gods and Goddesses 6. Lesser Deities and Nature Spirits 7. The Early History of the Inachids 8. The life of Herakles and the Return of the Heraklids 9. The Mythical History of Thebes 10. Legends of Crete and Athens 11. Jason and the Argonauts 12. the History of the Deukalionid Family 13. The Trojan War 14. The Return of the Greeks and the History of the Pelopids 15. The Atlantids and the Arcadian Family 16. Legends of Greek Lands 17. Aeneas, Romulus and the Origins of Rome Notes Bibliography Genealogical Tables