Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae: Two Handbooks of by R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma, Apollodorus, Hyginus

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By R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma, Apollodorus, Hyginus

Author note: Translated and Introductions by way of R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma
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By delivering, for the 1st time in one variation, entire English translations of Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae -- the 2 most crucial surviving "handbooks" of classical mythography--this quantity permits readers to match the two's types of crucial Greek and Roman myths.

A common creation units the Library and Fabulae into the broader context of old mythography; introductions to every textual content talk about in higher aspect problems with authorship, objective, and impact. A common index, an index of individuals and geographic destinations, and an index of authors and works brought up by way of the mythographers also are incorporated.

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