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The Library of Greek Mythology

Apollodorus (Book - 2008 )
The Library of Greek Mythology


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This sourcebook provides a complete history of Greek myth, telling the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated with the main heroes and heroines, from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy. Robin Hard's accessible and fluent translation is supplemented by comprehensive notes, a map and full genealogical tables. The introduction gives a detailed account of the Library's sources and situates it within the fascinating narrative traditions of Greek mythology -- Book cover.
Authors: Apollodorus
Uniform Title: Bibliotheca. English
Title: The library of Greek mythology
Publisher: Oxford ;, New York :, Oxford University Press,, 2008
Characteristics: xxxiv, 291 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Apollodorus ; translated with an introduction and notes by Robin Hard
Summary: This sourcebook provides a complete history of Greek myth, telling the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated with the main heroes and heroines, from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy. Robin Hard's accessible and fluent translation is supplemented by comprehensive notes, a map and full genealogical tables. The introduction gives a detailed account of the Library's sources and situates it within the fascinating narrative traditions of Greek mythology -- Book cover.
Additional Contributors: Hard, Robin
ISBN: 9780199536320
0199536325
Branch Call Number: 292.13 A644L 2008
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Comment by: Multcolib_Research Report This May 23, 2013

(1st or 2nd century AD) Possibly the first encyclopedic summary of Greek mythology, attributed to the ancient Greek author Apollodorus. It is our best single source for many myths, including Hercules' (Herakles) famous 12 labors.


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(1st or 2nd century AD) Possibly the first encyclopedic summary of Greek mythology, attributed to the ancient Greek author Apollodorus. It is our best single source for many myths, including Hercules' (Herakles) famous 12 labors.

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