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The Library of Greek Mythology

by Apollodorus

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Apollodorus is good to have, but boring to read.
2 vote timspalding | Jun 1, 2016 |
"2012-10-26 12:00:00"
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
This book is now believed to have been compiled rather later than originally thought, probably in the 1st century BC. As a short summary of the whole of Greek myth, the Library is more of a reference work than an enjoyable read. ( )
1 vote isabelx | Apr 28, 2011 |
I love greek mythology, am a big fan of Alexander and 300 movies cause of it. But it's really quite beautiful to read and to have an understanding of how they thought back then. ( )
  jenniferdanielson | Nov 5, 2007 |
Start, if not here, then in the general vicinity of this... If you are going to be serious about Greek myth, for whatever reason, go back to the texts as far as possible...

Extensive notes that explain without tyring to "explain away" inconsistencies, and a good introduction.
1 vote tole_lege | Dec 23, 2005 |
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Apollodorusprimary authorall editionscalculated
Gaalen, Paul vanDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hard, RobinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nagelkerken, JohnTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A new translation of an important text for Greek mythology used as a source book by classicists from antiquity to Robert Graves, The Library of Greek Mythology is a complete summary of early Greek myth, telling the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated with the main heroes and heroines, from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy. Using the ancient system of detailed histories of the great families, it contains invaluable genealogical diagrams for maximum clarity.

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