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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Detailed and thorough - an ideal reference
This is my favorite reference to Greek and Roman mythology. The dictionary has entries on religious festivals (Volturnalia), places (Pelion), well-known mortals (Odysseus), mortals few have heard of (Halirrhothius), and, of course, the Greek gods and the Roman gods. Each appellation has its own entry, with a reference to one of its other counterparts in different...
Published on May 14, 1999

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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book for Ancient Greek/Roman mythology.
I believe that this book is full of valuable information that can be used to understand Greek/Roman mythology. It has useful information and it is somewhat reliable. If you need information for a report, I advise for you to use another book for more thourough points.
Published on May 20, 1999


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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Detailed and thorough - an ideal reference, May 14, 1999
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This review is from: The Chiron Dictionary of Greek & Roman Mythology: Gods and Goddesses, Heroes, Places, and Events of Antiquity (Paperback)
This is my favorite reference to Greek and Roman mythology. The dictionary has entries on religious festivals (Volturnalia), places (Pelion), well-known mortals (Odysseus), mortals few have heard of (Halirrhothius), and, of course, the Greek gods and the Roman gods. Each appellation has its own entry, with a reference to one of its other counterparts in different cultures. This also serves to keep the Roman versions of whatever divinity and the Greek versions of the same divinity straight. Definitely worth the money.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "The Best Greco-Roman Mythological Dictionary Available", February 26, 2002
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This review is from: The Chiron Dictionary of Greek & Roman Mythology: Gods and Goddesses, Heroes, Places, and Events of Antiquity (Paperback)
This exemplary dictionary contains 1,600 entries and 225 vivid illustrations and charts, which describe and depict the famous gods, goddesses, heroes, places, and events of the Greco-Roman world. Foreign gods and goddesses, later adopted into the Greco-Roman cults such as Isis and Osiris are added here as well, along with the poets and playwrights, statesman and philosophers, kings, queens, and emperors of antiquity, making this the most comprehensive reference tool in its class. Adding still more luster yet, to the Chiron edition, is the fact that all this information, compacted into a short, concise, affordable, carry-it-anywhere dictionary, is a remarkable achievement not to be found elsewhere. This dictionary is certainly head and shoulders above all others, and is highly recommended for anyone interested Greco-Roman Mythology.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is A Great Resource For Greek and Roman Mythology, October 27, 2001
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This review is from: The Chiron Dictionary of Greek & Roman Mythology: Gods and Goddesses, Heroes, Places, and Events of Antiquity (Paperback)
This book is great, I like the fact that it's in dictionary form because it's easy to read and gives valuable info on Greek and Roman Mythology and is a great source for beginners who may be overwelmed by the longer more detailed books. This amazing book is very highly recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is A Great Book and It's A Keeper!, October 15, 2005
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This review is from: The Chiron Dictionary of Greek & Roman Mythology: Gods and Goddesses, Heroes, Places, and Events of Antiquity (Paperback)
I bought this book and I like it alot but I have to admit that I initially purchased the book The Chiron Dictionary of Greek & Roman Mythology because the TV shows Hercules and Xena with their storylines often being based on the Greek and Roman Myths had me me curious about Greek and Roman Mythology and I think this book was a very good purchase because I have really enjoyed reading it and now I really like the ancient myths and look forward to buying more mythology books and I definitely have to recommend this book to anyone interested in the Greek and Roman myths.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For Greek Myth fans ONLY!, July 30, 2012
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If you're into Greek myths and want to know all about the legends and tales, this book is for you. It's alphabetized and accurate in its many portrayals of the myths. Loved it.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book for Ancient Greek/Roman mythology., May 20, 1999
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This review is from: The Chiron Dictionary of Greek & Roman Mythology: Gods and Goddesses, Heroes, Places, and Events of Antiquity (Paperback)
I believe that this book is full of valuable information that can be used to understand Greek/Roman mythology. It has useful information and it is somewhat reliable. If you need information for a report, I advise for you to use another book for more thourough points.
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