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Early Greek Mythography : Volume 1: Text and Introduction - Robert L. Fowler

Early Greek Mythography

Volume 1: Text and Introduction

By: Robert L. Fowler (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2001
ISBN: 9780198147404
Number Of Pages: 512

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This volume collects together the scattered quotations of the Greek writers of the sixth to the fourth centuries BC who first recorded in prose the tales of Greek mythology (the 'mythographers'). Volume 1 is an edition of the texts, whilst Volume 2, which provides the commentary, will follow in a couple of years' time. Here Professor Fowler presents new texts of Hekataios' Genealogies, Akousilaos, Pherekydes of Athens, the mythographical works of Hellanikos, Andron of Halikarnassos, pseudo-Epimenides, Herodoros, and many other ancient Greek mythographers. The texts are based on a fresh examination of manuscripts and papyri, particularly of the minor scholia to Homer. Read together for the first time, these texts represent an important and understudied genre of early Greek literature.

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`An extremely useful collection of the early evidence for writers of "myth as history"' D. Felton, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

ISBN: 9780198147404
ISBN-10: 0198147406
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st March 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.52

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