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7th Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology
Based on H.J. Rose's Handbook of Greek Mythology

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ISBN 9780415478908
Published August 11, 2008 by Routledge
756 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This new edition is a completely rewritten and revised version of Rose's original, seminal, text. Adding a huge amount of new material, Robin Hard incorporates the results of the latest research into his authoritative accounts of all the gods and heroes.

The narrative framework of the book includes helpful signposting so that the book can be used as work of reference, and alongside the narrative chapters, it includes full documentation of the ancient sources, maps, and genealogical tables.

Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs and line drawings, it will remain the definitive account of ancient Greek mythology for generations to come.

Table of Contents

1. Sources for Greek Mythology  2. The Beginnings of Things  3. The Rise of Zeus and Revolts against his Rule  4. The Brothers and Sisters of Zeus  5. The Younger Olympian Gods and Goddesses  6. Lesser Deities and Nature Spirits  7. The Early History of the Inachids  8. The life of Herakles and the Return of the Heraklids  9. The Mythical History of Thebes  10. Legends of Crete and Athens  11. Jason and the Argonauts  12. the History of the Deukalionid Family  13. The Trojan War  14. The Return of the Greeks and the History of the Pelopids  15. The Atlantids and the Arcadian Family  16. Legends of Greek Lands  17. Aeneas, Romulus and the Origins of Rome  Notes  Bibliography  Genealogical Tables

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Robin L. Hard is formerly of University of Reading. He is primarily interested in ancient philosophy and mythology and has published translations of the Meditations, Library of Greek Mythology and The Discourses of Epictetus.