Early Greek Myth: Volume 1

Early Greek Myth: Volume 1 : A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources

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Early Greek Myth is a much-needed handbook for scholars and others interested in the literary and artistic sources of archaic Greek myths-and the only one of its kind available in English. Timothy Gantz traces the development of each myth in narrative form and summarizes the written and visual evidence in which the specific details of the story appear.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 584 pages
  • 152 x 235 x 31.75mm | 794g
  • Baltimore, MD, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • No
  • 0801853605
  • 9780801853609
  • 308,524

Table of contents

Contents:VOLUME 1 The Early Gods
The Olympians
Olympos, the Underworld, and Minor Divinities
Prometheus and the First Men
The Line of Deukalion
Other Early Families
The Royal House of Athens
Minos and Krete
Theseus' Later Exploits
Perseus and Bellerophontes
The Daughters of Thestios
Iason and the Argo
Herakles VOLUME 2 Thebes
The Line of Tantalos
The Trojan War
The Return from Troy
Other M
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Review quote

A compendium of narrative variants useful for anyone wanting seriously to analyze a Greek myth. * Times Literary Supplement * Nothing short of remarkable... This book will certainly become a staple of all classical libraries for years to come. * Bryn Mawr Classical Review * Its accessible format, straightforward readability, and economical price should put it where it belongs, on the shelf of anyone who teaches mythology, at whatever level. * Classical Outlook *
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About Timothy Gantz

Timothy Gantz is professor of classics at the University of Georgia.
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