Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 1998. There are a lot of lists of names and begats. 0 likes. Spans from the beginning right through to the Trojan War. Fabulous! While I did appreciate the Library as a good summary of important Greek myths, I wouldn't recommend for those who only have a passing interest. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. It is so packed with endless parades of names, happenings and info that it is completely impossible to remember any of it after finishing a page. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Apollodorus' Library has been used as a source book by classicists from the time of its compilation in the 1st-2nd century BC to the â¦ Treasury of Greek Mythology Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters (Book) : Napoli, Donna Jo : From the mighty Zeus, King of the Gods, to the beautiful Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty, the tales in this volume will take you from the birth of the Olympian gods to the action-packed â¦ Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 24, 2017. I am sure that I shall return to this many times for reference. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. This Apollodorus has been mistakenly identified with Apollodorus of Athens (born c. 180 BC), a student of Aristarchus of Samothrace, mainly as it is knownâfrom references in the minor scholiaon Homerâthat Apollodorus of Athens did leave a similar comprehensive repertory on mythology, in the form of a verse chronicle. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Captured centaurs and satyrs, talking animals, people who suddenly change sex, men who give birth, the temporarily insane and the permanently thick-witted, delicate sensualists, â¦ EMBED (for wordpress.com hosted blogs and archive.org item tags) Want more? These are the greatest stories ever told â â¦ EMBED. Bits that some may find confusing are explained in the back. As far as I am aware, this is the best source for the story of Herakles, which is why I bought it, but it also contains summaries of every other Greek myth too. But, as a whole, what a find and what a great reference to go along with other summaries, original sources, etc. The only work of its kind to survive from classical antiquity, the Library of Apollodorus is a unique guide to Greek mythology, from the origins of the universe to the Trojan War. I'm a second year Coassical Studies student at uni and love this book. A new translation of an important text for Greek mythology used as a source book by classicists from antiquity to Robert Graves, The Library of Greek Mythology is a complete summary of early Greek myth, telling the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated with the â¦ finished this yall so ima just flex for a sec cuz we always grinding . We don't know who the author was either. Would highly recommend to those who are Greek mythology fans like me, or to those who would simply like to read an abridged version of the myths. Please try again. A new translation of an important text for Greek mythology used as a source book by classicists from antiquity to Robert Graves, The Library of Greek Mythology is a complete summary of early Greek myth, telling the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated with the main heroes â¦ Also includes helpful family trees. I'm sure I'll use. Beautiful illustrations. The attribution to Apollodorus, while old, is mistaken, so purists assign the text to an unknown Pseudo-Apollodorus. A new translation of an important text for Greek mythology used as a source book by classicists from antiquity to Robert Graves, The Library of Greek Mythology is a complete summary of early Greek myth. Refresh and try again. Introduces the heavyweights of Greek mythology and that alone makes it a worthy read. The stories are short, Reviewed in the United States on July 30, 2015. The only work of its kind to survive from classical antiquity, the Library of Apollodorus is a unique guide to Greek mythology, from the origins of the universe to the Trojan War.Apollodorus' Library has been used as a source book by classicists from the time of its compilation in the 1st-2nd century BC to the â¦ I couldn't finish this book, although I acknowledge that it is a compilation of source material, including Hesiod and Homer, I found it difficult to read due to the language used and the referencing of multiple names without having introduced you to the individuals. After reading the Secret History, I became interested in learning more about Greek mythology so I thought I'd give this a go. The Greek Myths by Robert Graves. As a reference book ( I suppose as the title would suggest it should be used) for anyone studying or just generally interested in Ancient Greek mythology this is useful but it’s not a ‘novel’. Could rave all day about how fantastic this book is. Set out really well in chronological order. Lawrence, Kan. : Coronado Press, 1975 (OCoLC)555256625 February 25th 1999 It is a brief but comprehensive guide to Greek myth, from the origin of the universe down to the Trojan War. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In Greek Mythology, the Goddess of Justice is Themis. Good for students or researchers, or to read along with an ancient history course. The World's Classics sereies has presented a fine new translation of the Mythology Library of "Apollodorus" (a name of convenience for an author we know nothing about). We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. If, however, you need extremely detailed information on genealogies and locations of a specific myth, this is an excellent reference source. Welcome back. If you are looking for extensive details, this book is not exactly what you are looking for. Oxford is good for learning how the significance of major characters changed over time and in various places, and Hamilton is superior for bringing together into coherent narratives those principal characters, but as a general reference for finding names one comes across in reading, Apollodorus is far superior. Its main value is that it helps the reader to understand the big picture of Greek mythology and to see how all the myths con. Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2016. For hard-core mythology nuts, this is an indispensible reference: the Greek myths straight from a collector of antiquity, and our only glimpse at some important lost works. Apollodorus' Library has been used as a source book by classicists from the time of its compilation in the 1st-2nd century BC to the â¦ Library of Greek mythology. Finally I found a source that gives essentially ALL the characters of classical mythology! It was good to read right through, but I had to gloss over a couple of the longer genealogies. The new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume. The Theoi Greek Mythology Website (www.theoi.com) was compiled several years before the creation of this online library and in many cases quotes from different translations.It also draws on a considerably wider selection of classical literature. Welcome to the Theoi Project, a site exploring Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art. Unable to add item to List. The book itself consists of a series of capsule summaries of Greek myths, with no emotion or character development. I'm done and I really enjoyed this but now it's time to move into Norse Mythology. some of the stories explore the various versions of a myth. it is really helpful. We’d love your help. Product Information. 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