Women of Classical Mythology: A Biographical Dictionary

Women of Classical Mythology: A Biographical Dictionary

Robert E. Bell


Divinities, people, woman monsters and animals, hermaphrodites, and transsexuals are all right here. ladies of Classical Mythology bargains unparalleled entry to info on girls principally ignored in reference works on Greek and Roman fantasy and provides a clean examine the better-known figures. all of the 2,600 entries areas its topic either within the total context of classical delusion, and within the body of reference of her better-known counterparts.

For each one determine there's a description of her specific contribution to folklore, and an inventory of a number of the poems, tragedies, epics, and different varieties of tales within which she performs a vital function. furthermore, the convenient unique index, "The males of their Lives," permits readers to find a specific girl recognized essentially via her kinfolk. the feminine characters in classical mythology usually offer clues to genealogical, chronological, and old puzzles. This publication might be welcomed by means of classical students for the insights and relationships it finds.

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