By R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma, Apollodorus, Hyginus
Author note: Translated and Introductions by means of R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma
By providing, for the 1st time in one variation, whole English translations of Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae -- the 2 most vital surviving "handbooks" of classical mythography--this quantity allows readers to match the two's models of crucial Greek and Roman myths.
A basic creation units the Library and Fabulae into the broader context of historical mythography; introductions to every textual content speak about in larger element problems with authorship, target, and effect. A common index, an index of individuals and geographic destinations, and an index of authors and works stated by way of the mythographers also are incorporated.
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Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae: Two Handbooks of Greek Mythology by R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma, Apollodorus, Hyginus