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Download e-book for kindle: Anthology of classical myth : primary sources in translation by Stephen M. Trzaskoma, R. Scott Smith, Stephen Brunet

By Stephen M. Trzaskoma, R. Scott Smith, Stephen Brunet

ISBN-10: 0872207218

ISBN-13: 9780872207219

ISBN-10: 0872207226

ISBN-13: 9780872207226

ISBN-10: 1603840680

ISBN-13: 9781603840682

This quantity is designed as a spouse to the traditional undergraduate mythology textbooks or, whilst assigned along the primary Greek and Roman works, as a source-based replacement to these textbooks.

In addition to the total texts of the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod's Theogony, this assortment offers beneficiant decisions from over 50 texts composed among the Archaic Age and the fourth century A.D. old interpretation of fable is represented the following in choices from the allegorists Heraclitus, Cornutus and Fulgentius, the rationalists Palaephatus and Diodorus of Sicily, and the philosophers and historians Plato, Herodotus and Thucydides. Appendices deal with proof from inscriptions, papyri and Linear B drugs and comprise a thematic index, a mythological dictionary, and genealogies. A considerate advent helps scholars operating with the first assets and the opposite assets provided the following; an in depth notice to teachers deals feedback on how you can comprise this e-book into their courses.

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For this hope of mine is slim and balanced upon a razor’s edge— I might see everything slip away at the bloody death of my son. FROM NIOBE 161 Thanatos {Death} (fr. 161 Nauck) This short fragment is preserved only in a collection of quotations compiled in late antiquity. It adds vivid personification of Death (Thanatos) and Persuasion (Peitho) to the commonly made observation among the Greeks that death was an inevitable part of human existence, particularly fitting in a play about Niobe, whose children were killed by the gods because of her foolish boast.

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