The Library of Greek Mythology
by Apollodorus, Robin Hard
Editor: Oxford University Press
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The only surviving work of this type from classical antiquity, the Library of Apollodore is a unique guide to Greek mythology, from the origins of the universe to the Trojan War.Apollodore of the Library was used as a source of books by classicists from the time of its compilation in the 1st-2nd century BC.-cat the present time, to influence writers from antiquity to Robert GravesIt provides a comprehensive summary of the history of Greek mythology, telling the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated with the main heroines and heroines, from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy.As the main source of Greek mythology, as a reference work, and as an indication of how the Greeks themselves considered their mythical traditions, the Library is indispensable for anyone with an interest in classical mythology.Robin Dur is accessible and fluent translation is completed by notes, a map and complete genealogical tables.The introduction gives a detailed account of the Library of Sources and situates it in the fascinating narrative of traditions of Greek mythology.FOR THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World Classics has provided the widest range of literature from all over the world.Each affordable volume reflects Oxford’s commitment to study, providing the most accurate text, plus a host of other useful functions, including experts in introductions by major authorities, useful notes to clarify the text, updated bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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