By R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma, Apollodorus, Hyginus
Author note: Translated and Introductions by means of R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma
By delivering, for the 1st time in one version, whole English translations of Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae -- the 2 most crucial surviving "handbooks" of classical mythography--this quantity permits readers to check the two's types of crucial Greek and Roman myths.
A common 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 basic index, an index of individuals and geographic destinations, and an index of authors and works stated by way of the mythographers also are integrated.
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