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The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology

Partially based on H.J. Rose’s A Handbook of Greek Mythology

Edited by: Robin Hard

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  December  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138652606
eBook ISBN: 9781315624136
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315624136
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Book description

Now in its eighth edition, this magisterial work offers a comprehensive survey of the stories of Greek myth, from the Olympian gods, through the lesser gods and deities, to the heroes, adventures, and foundation myths of the ancient Greek world.

The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology sets out to provide a comprehensive history of the divine order and mythical prehistory of Greece, as systematized on a genealogical basis by Hesiod and the ancient mythographers, while also taking into account the ways in which individual myths have changed and evolved over time in different genres of literature. This new edition has been extensively rewritten and reorganized to make it more accessible to readers who may have no particular knowledge of the ancient world and Greek mythology, and to ensure that information on each myth or mythical figure is easy to find within the book.

This new edition of the handbook continues to offer an essential reference resource for all students of Greek mythology, and it provides an accessible and comprehensive overview of these stories for anyone with an interest in the classical world.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Sources for Greek myth Download PDF
Chapter  2:  First beginnings and the Age of the Titans Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The three great divine families Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The rise of Zeus and revolts against his rule Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Hades, Demeter, and the mythology of the Underworld Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Hera, Hestia, and Poseidon Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Apollo, Artemis, and Athena Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Dionysos, Hermes, Hephaistos, and Aphrodite Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Lesser Deities and Nature-Spirits Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The early mythical history of Argos Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The life of Heracles  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The return of the Heraclids Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Minos, Theseus and the myths of Crete Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The kings of Athens Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Theban mythology from Cadmos to Oedipus Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Theban Wars Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The family of Deucalion and the hunt for the Calydonian boar Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Jason and the Argonauts Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The early Pelopids and the family of Achilles and Ajax Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The royal families of Troy and Sparta, and the origin of the Trojan War Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Trojan War Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The return journeys of the Greek heroes  Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Aeneas, Romulus, and the origins of Rome Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Legends of Arcadia and final miscellany Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Bibliographical note Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Genealogical tables Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Great Olympian Gods Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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