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The Dictionary of Classical Mythology

The Dictionary of Classical Mythology
Author: John Edward Zimmerman
ISBN 13: 9780553257762
ISBN 10: 553257765
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: 1983-07-01
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $7.99

"A knowledge of classical mythology is indispensable in understanding and appreciating much of the great literature, sculpture, and painting of both the ancients and the moderns. Unless we know the marvelous stories of the deities and heroes of the ancients, their great literature and art as much later work down to the present day will remain unintelligible. Through the centuries from Chaucer, Spencer, Shakespeare, and Milton on, not only the major writers but also hundreds of lesser writers have retold the old tales or used them as a point of departure for new interpretations in terms of contemporary problems and psychology."—From author's Introduction