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By Stephen M. Trzaskoma, R. Scott Smith, Stephen Brunet

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ISBN-13: 9780872207226

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This quantity is designed as a spouse to the traditional undergraduate mythology textbooks or, whilst assigned along the relevant Greek and Roman works, as a source-based replacement to these textbooks.

In addition to the whole texts of the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod's Theogony, this assortment presents beneficiant choices from over 50 texts composed among the Archaic Age and the fourth century A.D. historical interpretation of fable is represented the following in choices from the allegorists Heraclitus, Cornutus and Fulgentius, the rationalists Palaephatus and Diodorus of Sicily, and the philosophers and historians Plato, Herodotus and Thucydides. Appendices deal with facts from inscriptions, papyri and Linear B pills and comprise a thematic index, a mythological dictionary, and genealogies. A considerate creation helps scholars operating with the first resources and the opposite assets provided the following; an intensive be aware to teachers bargains feedback on how you can contain this ebook into their courses.

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Parthenius’ introduction clearly reveals that the mining of mythology for subject matter was a deliberate and accepted process among poets. Lucian’s take on tales such as Hera’s problems with Ixion reveals that many stories can be quite humorous, an approach to which students relate well and one that is familiar to them if they have read the Homeric Hymn to Hermes, Aristophanes’ speech about the nature of Eros from the Symposium, or Theocritus’ depiction of Polyphemos as a country hick besotted with love.

___________________? ____________? ____________________________ 250 Bion fl. 100 Eratosthenes 3rd c. Theocritus ca. 300–ca. 260 Callimachus ca. 305–ca. 240 Cleanthes 331–232 Palaephatus 4th or 3rd c. Theophrastus ca. 371–ca. ___________________________? ____________? _________ 100 1 We have included Latin authors under Roman period although the Roman period traditionally begins in 31 BC. G = wrote in Greek. L = wrote in Latin. Fulgentius 5th or 6th c. (L) Proclus 410–485 AD (G) Hyginus 4th or 5th c.

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