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Dictionary of Classical Mythology by Jennifer R. March

By Jennifer R. March

Jenny March’s acclaimed Dictionary of Classical Mythology, first released in 1998 yet lengthy out of print, has been largely revised and improved together with a very new set of gorgeous line-drawing illustrations for this Oxbow variation. it's a complete 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 wide 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 production of the cosmos, the various metamorphoses of gods and people, and the Trojan conflict, plus extra minor figures – nymphs, seers, kings, rivers, to call yet a few.

In this beautifully authoritative paintings the myths are brilliantly retold, besides any significant versions, and with large translations from old authors that provide existence to the narratives and a feeling of the colourful cultures that formed the improvement of classical fable. The 172 illustrations provide visible immediacy to the phrases, by means of displaying how historic artists perceived their gods and heroes. The impression of myths on historic paintings is additionally explored, as is and their impression within the postclassical arts, emphasising the continuing idea afforded through the traditional myths.

Also incorporated are maps of the traditional global, a listing of the traditional resources and their chronology, the extra vital genealogies, and an index of recurrent legendary motifs.

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