The Library of Greek Mythology (Oxford World's Classics)

The Library of Greek Mythology (Oxford World's Classics)


the single paintings of its sort to outlive from classical antiquity, the Library of Apollodorus is a different advisor to Greek mythology, from the origins of the universe to the Trojan War.

Apollodorus' Library has been used as a resource e-book through classicists from the time of its compilation within the 1st-2nd century BC to the current, influencing writers from antiquity to Robert Graves. It offers a whole heritage of Greek fantasy, telling the tale of every of the good households of heroic mythology, and many of the adventures linked to the most heroes and heroines, from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy. As a first-rate resource for Greek fantasy, as a reference paintings, and as a sign of ways the Greeks themselves seen their legendary traditions, the Library is crucial to someone who has an curiosity in classical mythology.

Robin Hard's available and fluent translation is supplemented through complete notes, a map and whole genealogical tables. The creation offers a close account of the Library's assets and situates it in the attention-grabbing narrative traditions of Greek mythology.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative worthy gains, together with professional introductions by way of major professionals, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra learn, and lots more and plenty more.

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