Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae

Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae : Two Handbooks of Greek Mythology

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By offering, for the first time in a single edition, complete English translations of Apollodorus' "Library" and Hyginus' "Fabulae"--the two most important surviving "handbooks" of classical mythography--this volume enables readers to compare the two's versions of the most important Greek and Roman myths. A General Introduction sets the "Library" and "Fabulae" into the wider context of ancient mythography; introductions to each text discuss in greater detail issues of authorship, aim, and influence. A general index, an index of people and geographic locations, and an index of authors and works cited by the mythographers are also included.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 228 x 565 x 152mm | 453g
  • Cambridge, MA, United States
  • English
  • 3 maps
  • 0872208206
  • 9780872208209
  • 124,635

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To refer to this volume as just a translation is misleading, because Smith and Trzaskoma have provided much more, most notably the best short introduction to ancient mythography--and these particular authors--available in English. . . . The translations themselves are clear and accurate. [An] admirable volume. Smith and Trzaskoma are to be commended. --Kris Fletcher, "Bryn Mawr Classical Review"
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About Stephen M. Trzaskoma

Stephen M. Trzaskoma is Professor of Classics, University of New Hampshire.R. Scott Smith is Associate Professor of Classics, University of New Hampshire.
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