A Companion To Greek Mythology (Blackwell Companions To The

A significant other to Greek Mythology provides a sequence of essays that discover the phenomenon of Greek fable from its origins in shared Indo-European tale styles and the Greeks' contacts with their japanese Mediterranean neighbours via its improvement as a shared language and thought-system for the Greco-Roman world.

• gains essays from a prestigious overseas crew of literary experts
• contains insurance of Greek myth's intersection with historical past, philosophy and religion
• Introduces readers to issues in mythology which are frequently inaccessible to non-specialists
• Addresses the Hellenistic and Roman classes in addition to Archaic and Classical Greece

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