Collins Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Collins Dictionary of Classical Mythology

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This is a comprehensive A-Z handbook for Greek and Roman mythology, written in an unpedantic and approachable style that draws from the original sources from the 9th century BC to the 2nd century AD. Based almost exclusively on original sources, is intended both as a collection of stories to be read for their own sake and as a companion to the innumerable works of literature and art which draw on classical myth for subject matter, themes and imagery. Each tale is told as completely as possible in one place, so that a narrative does not have to be pieced together out of several entries. Plentiful cross-references are provided to help in tracing the complex inter-relationships between the myths.show more

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  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 130 x 197mm | 496g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Collins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 5 b/w plates
  • 0007127529
  • 9780007127528

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'It will soon find its place among the standard reference works of mythology. The book is a valuable aid for the 'layman' in the field. . .but it also fills a real need for the student who has specialized in Classics.' - Classical World.show more

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The late Edward Tripp was Editor-at-Large at the Yale University Pressshow more

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