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Anthology of Classical Myth

Anthology of Classical Myth - 04 edition

Anthology of Classical Myth - 04 edition

ISBN13: 9780872207219

ISBN10: 0872207218

Anthology of Classical Myth by Stephen Trzaskoma, R. Scott Smith and Stephen Brunet - ISBN 9780872207219
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Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co.
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Anthology of Classical Myth by Stephen Trzaskoma, R. Scott Smith and Stephen Brunet - ISBN 9780872207219

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This volume is designed as a companion to the standard undergraduate mythology textbooks or, when assigned alongside the central Greek and Roman works, as a source-based alternative to those textbooks.

In addition to the complete texts of the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod's Theogony, this collection provides generous selections from over 50 texts composed between the Archaic Age and the fourth century A.D. Ancient interpretation of myth is represented here in selections from the allegorists Heraclitus, Cornutus and Fulgentius, the rationalists Palaephatus and Diodorus of Sicily, and the philosophers and historians Plato, Herodotus and Thucydides. Appendices treat evidence from inscriptions, papyri and Linear B tablets and include a thematic index, a mythological dictionary, and genealogies. A thoughtful Introduction supports students working with the primary sources and the other resources offered here; an extensive note to instructors offers suggestions on how to incorporate this book into their courses.

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Table of Contents

Acusilaus, fragments p. 1
Aelian, Historical miscellany, excerpts p. 2
Aeschylus, fragments p. 5
Andron, fragment p. 8
Antoninus liberalis, Collection of metamorphoses, selections p. 9
Apollodorus, Library, excerpts p. 17
Archilochus, fragments p. 58
Arrian, Anabasis, excerpt p. 59
Babrius, Fables, selections p. 61
Bacchylides, selections p. 63
Bion, Lament for Adonis p. 73
Callimachus, Hymns, selections p. 76
Cleanthes, Hymn to Zeus p. 84
Conon, Stories, selections p. 86
Cornutus, Compendium of the traditions of Greek theology, excerpts p. 89
Critias, Sisyphos, fragment p. 92
Diodorus of Sicily, Historical library, excerpts p. 94
Eratosthenes, Constellation myths, selections p. 102
Euripides, fragments p. 107
Fulgentius, Myths, selections p. 111
Hellanicus, fragments p. 114
Heraclitus, Homeric problems, excerpts p. 116
Herodorus, On Heracles, fragments p. 121
Herodotus, Histories, excerpts p. 123
Hesiod, excerpts p. 129
Homeric hymns p. 168
Horace, Odes, selections p. 211
Hyginus, Stories, selections p. 216
Longus, Daphnis and Chloe, excerpts p. 277
Lucian, selections p. 279
Lucretius, On the workings of the universe, excerpts p. 298
Ovid, Heroides, selections p. 306
Palaephatus, On unbelievable things, selections p. 329
Parthenius, Sentimental love stories, selections p. 340
Pausanias, Description of Greece, excerpts p. 344
Phetecydes, The histories, fragments p. 354
Pindar, Olympians, selection p. 356
Plato, excerpts p. 361
Plutarch, Life of Theseus, excerpt p. 376
Proclus, summaries of the Cyclic epics p. 378
Sallustius, On the gods and the cosmos, excerpt p. 383
Sappho, fragment p. 385
Semonides, fragment p. 387
Simonides p. 391
Sophocles, fragments p. 392
Statius, Achilleid, excerpts p. 395
Theocritus, Idylls p. 399
Theophrastus, Characters p. 402
Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian war, excerpt p. 404
Vergil, excerpts p. 410
Xenophanes, fragments p. 433
Xenophon, Memorabilia, excerpt p. 435
Linear B sources p. 439
Inscriptions p. 455
Papyri p. 469
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