The Library of Greek Mythology (Oxford World's Classics)
The only work of its kind to survive from classical antiquity, the Library of Apollodorus is a unique guide to Greek mythology, from the origins of the universe to the Trojan War.Apollodorus' Library has been used as a source book by classicists from the time of its compilation in the 1st-2nd... show more
The only work of its kind to survive from classical antiquity, the Library of Apollodorus is a unique guide to Greek mythology, from the origins of the universe to the Trojan War.Apollodorus' Library has been used as a source book by classicists from the time of its compilation in the 1st-2nd century BC to the present, influencing writers from antiquity to Robert Graves. It 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. As a primary source for Greek myth, as a reference work, and as an indication of how the Greeks themselves viewed their mythical traditions, the Library is indispensable to anyone who has an interest in classical mythology.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.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Publish date: August 1st 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Greek Mythology
IntroductionNote on the Text and TranslationSelect BibliographyContentsGenealogical TablesMap--The LibraryAppendix: Some Interpolations and an Unreliable Passage from the EpitomeExplanatory NotesThe Twelve GodsReferences to Animals and TransformationsIndex of Names
The reviews to this are by majority idiotic tirades on the piece being 'boring' or-which is just ridiculously obtuse-'not being as informative as expected'.To put this in context: The Library of Greek Mythology is a reference text. I found it great for rounding off my study of the Greeks and would h...
This manuscript was a pretty good find, or at least the sections that we did find to complete the manuscript that was handed down to us, because it gives us all of those Greek stories that we know and love, from this: to this: and finished of with this: but unfortunately it does n...