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The Dictionary of Classical Mythology
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"Dictionary of Classical Mythology" by J. E. Zimmerman gives a foundational background of the early ancient Gods & Goddesses; breaking it down into modern terms, and suggesting potential contemporary influences. There are just under 2,100 entries that are given pronunciation and definition. Although abridged, one handy feature kept consistent throughout is when one is mentioned that belongs in a group, the others are mentioned (such as the nine muses); as well as other cross-reference within this book. Usage key, suggestions for further reading, mythological entries, historical entries, biographical entries, variant names and spelling, and other features make this book the one to have; not just the affordability or portability.
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I've used this handy dictionary of Classical (Greek and Roman) mythology for many years. It is a great and ready help for tracking down to just what Classical references mean,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gerald Parker
Great reference dictionary on characters in Greek mythology. Includes how to pronounce the names of gods, goddesses, plays, Greek cities and other items.Published 5 months ago by Teresa
Used this book constantly in class! I suggest it to everyone I know planning on taking a mythology course.Published 9 months ago by Emily Paige
I rely on this dictionary to teach my courses; I especially like it because it has pronunciations and cross-references.Published 20 months ago by D. Day
This book is just what the title implies: a comprehensive alphabetical listing of names from Greek and Roman mthology, with a concise explanation of who each person is. Read morePublished on August 12, 2014 by Jon Corelis