A Handbook of Greek Mythology (Google eBook)
In this new and substantially revised edition of H. J. Rose's classic survey and analysis of the evolution and tradition of Greek myth, Robin Hard adds various features which bring the work up-to-date with contemporary scholarship and address the needs of students.
* a new preface analysing and contextualising H. J. Rose's attitude to myth
* a new chapter devoted to the epic and other poetic sources of the myths, narrative prose mythography and the various forms of rationalisation
* a new chapter examining the relationship between the different myths of Gods and heroes, with genealogical tables. Robin Hard shows how the myths of individual families and distinct locations hold together to form a coherent pseudo-historical pattern
* extensively revises and simplifies notes
* a new annotated bibliography.
A Handbook of Greek Mythology presents a invaluable and user-friendly guide to the myths and legends of ancient Greece - their genesis, sources, development and significance.
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This book provides an exhaustive overview of Greek mythology from the beginning of the world up through Roman appropriation. Rose's tone is definitely/hilariously a bit arch and at times not-exactly ... Read full review
HISTORY OF MYTHOLOGY
II THE BEGINNINGS OF THINGS
III THE CHILDREN OF KRONOSI
IV THE CHILDREN OF KRONOSII
V THE QUEENS OF HEAVEN
VI THE YOUNGER GODS
VII LESSER AND FOREIGN DEITIES
VIII PART I THE CYCLES OF SAGA
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