By R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma, Stephen Brunet
Author note; Stephen Trzaskoma (Editor/Translator), R. Scott Smith (Editor/Translator), Stephen Brunet (Editor/Translator)
Publish 12 months note: First released November twenty second 2004
This quantity is designed as a better half to the traditional undergraduate mythology textbooks or, whilst assigned along the crucial Greek and Roman works, as a source-based replacement to these textbooks.
In addition to the total texts of the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod's Theogony, this assortment offers beneficiant decisions from over 50 texts composed among the Archaic Age and the fourth century A.D. old interpretation of fable is represented right here in decisions from the allegorists Heraclitus, Cornutus and Fulgentius, the rationalists Palaephatus and Diodorus of Sicily, and the philosophers and historians Plato, Herodotus and Thucydides. Appendices deal with facts from inscriptions, papyri and Linear B capsules and comprise a thematic index, a mythological dictionary, and genealogies. A considerate advent helps scholars operating with the first assets and the opposite assets provided right here; an in depth be aware to teachers deals feedback on the best way to comprise this publication into their classes.
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Telegonos Circe + Odysseus daughters Peisidice Pelopeia Hippothoe Alcestis Neleus l Eteocles Laodamas Thersandros Ismene Oidipous (+ Iocaste) Iocaste + Laios Labdacos Polydoros22 + Nycteis Nycteus Polyneices 15. Antiope + Zeus Lycos + Dirce Antigone sons daughters Niobe17 + Amphion Chthonios Zethos + Thebe Tyndareos daughters Timandra Clytaimnestra Phylonoe 16. Castor Polydeuces + Leda10 + Zeus Helen li 17. Broteas Niobe15 Tantalos Zeus + Plouto daughters Astydameia Lysidice Nicippe sons Pittheus Atreus Thyestes Chrysippos Copreus Alcathoos Sceiron Pelops + Hippodameia Oinomaos Teucros Tros Ganymedes Ilos Aineias Anchises + Aphrodite8f, 22 Capys Assaracos Erichthonios Dardanos + Bateia Cleopatra daughters Hesione Cilla Astyoche Laomedon Eurydice + Ilos Iasion Zeus + Electra4 sons Tithonos Lampos Clytios Hicetaon Podarces (= Priam)19 18.
Negative views of women are also represented here. Attacks on the female gender in Greek literature date back to Hesiod’s two versions of the Pandora story, both of which are included in this volume, as is Semonides’ poem on the different types of women. A contrasting example can be found in a fragment of Euripides in which Melanippe argues that the longstanding primacy of women should not be forgotten, especially in religious matters. Students will find support for this claim in the inscriptions in the appendices that document women’s religious activities.
The index can also be very helpful when one is planning assignments and is trying to ensure a particular hero or myth is covered properly. For the same reason the Contents is quite full and often gives an indication of which myth a particular source covers. FINAL REMARKS Our hope, a hope borne of our own experience, is that this volume will be a great aid to instructors who have felt, as we long did, that they could provide their students with a much better picture of classical mythology if they had access to a wider range of sources in an accessible and inexpensive format.