Dictionary of Classical Mythology by Jennifer R. March PDF

By Jennifer R. March

ISBN-10: 1782976353

ISBN-13: 9781782976356

Jenny March’s acclaimed Dictionary of Classical Mythology, first released in 1998 yet lengthy out of print, has been commonly revised and extended together with a totally new set of lovely line-drawing illustrations for this Oxbow version. it's a accomplished A – Z consultant to Greek and Roman mythology. All significant myths, legends and fables are the following, together with gods and goddesses, heroes and villains, risky ladies, mythical creatures and monsters. Characters reminiscent of Achilles and Odysseus have large entries, as do epic trips and heroic quests, like that of Jason and the Argonauts to win the Golden Fleece, all along a plethora of knowledge at the construction of the cosmos, the numerous metamorphoses of gods and people, and the Trojan battle, plus extra minor figures – nymphs, seers, kings, rivers, to call yet a few.

In this fantastically authoritative paintings the myths are brilliantly retold, in addition to any significant variations, and with broad translations from historic authors that supply lifestyles to the narratives and a feeling of the colourful cultures that formed the improvement of classical fable. The 172 illustrations supply visible immediacy to the phrases, via displaying how old artists perceived their gods and heroes. The effect of myths on historic artwork is usually explored, as is and their effect within the postclassical arts, emphasising the continued concept afforded through the traditional myths.

Also integrated are maps of the traditional international, an inventory of the traditional assets and their chronology, the extra very important genealogies, and an index of recurrent legendary motifs.

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