Mythical Monsters in Classical Literature

Mythical Monsters in Classical Literature


This attractive, readable but impeccably scholarly research of monsters in Classical literature will
entertain and stimulate in addition to tell. It covers the entire significant legendary monsters pointed out by way of Greek and Roman authors (Medusa, Polyphemus, the Minotaur, Sphinx, Harpies, Sirens, Cerberus, Chimaera, and lots of extra) in addition to Classical precursors of vampires, werewolves and the dwelling useless. types of those creatures
that seem in later literature and movie also are discussed.

Mythical Monsters is unique in contemplating monsters squarely from a literary viewpoint, introducing components of literary research progressively because the paintings progresses, and increase to really a worldly method. this can raise readers’ severe appreciation and undeniable delight in those tales, which proceed to fascinate at the present time. To facilitate looking, every one bankruptcy will be learn independently. there's additionally an invaluable bibliography and index.

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