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Author: Michael Grant,John Hazel
ISBN: 0415260418
Language: English
Pages: 384 pages
Category: World
Publisher: Routledge; 3 edition (November 23, 2001)
Rating: 4.1
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FB2 size: 1371 kb | EPUB size: 1795 kb | DJVU size: 1906 kb
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Who's Who in Classical Mythology is the most complete and detailed reference book of its kind. Book Condition: A well-cared-for item that has seen limited use but remains in great condition

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Book Condition: A well-cared-for item that has seen limited use but remains in great condition. The item is complete, unmarked, and undamaged, but may show some limited signs of wear. Item works perfectly.

Who's Who in Greek and Roman Mythology. About the Authors: Michael Grant is a well-known classical scholar and the author of many books on classical mythology. Who's Who in Classical Mythology. Series: Who's Who Series.

Michael Grant, John Hazel. It contains over 1200 extensive entries, covering both Greek and Roman characters, providing detailed biographical information, together with historical and geographical background.

by Michael Grant (Author), John Hazel (Author). Who's Who is an excellent resource, but it is not meant for those who wish to sit down and read Greek myths. The book is set up in an encyclopedic fashion. References to specific Greek mythological figures are easy to locate. However if you are looking for Greek myths in story form, this is not the text for you.

Who's Who in Classical Mythology, with John Hazel (1973; Slightly revised 1993 & 2002). Caesar (1974), introduction by Elizabeth Longford (Reprint of 1969 book?)

Who's Who in Classical Mythology, with John Hazel (1973; Slightly revised 1993 & 2002). Caesar (1974), introduction by Elizabeth Longford (Reprint of 1969 book?) The Army of the Caesars (1974). Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum (1974). The Twelve Caesars (1975). Erotic Art in Pompeii: The Secret Collection of the National Museum of Naples (1975), London: Octopus Books Ltd; Photos by Antonia Mulas, Collection descriptions by Antonio De Simone and Maria Teresa Merella (Original publication in Italian, 1974). The Fall of the Roman Empire (1976; rev. e. 1990).

Product Description Whos Who in Classical Mythology is an indispensable guide to all the Greek and Roman mythological characters, from major deities such as Athena and Bacchus, to the lesser-known wood nymphs and centaurs. Also included, of course, are the heroic mortals, figures such as Jason, Aeneas, Helen, Achilles, and Odysseus, all brought to life in a fascinating series of portraits drawn from a wide variety of ancient literary sources

A book listing all the names of classical mythology and trying to decipher where those names come from and what they could mean

Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. A book listing all the names of classical mythology and trying to decipher where those names come from and what they could mean. It's really no more and no less than that, a philological exercise in ancient Greek. It's interspersed, here and there, with a dry sense of humor, and whenever I came across it, it was so unexpected that I laughed for about 3 minutes.

Books related to Who's Who in Classical Mythology. Bulfinch's Mythology: Legends of Charlemagne or Romance of the Middle Ages, The Age of Chivalry or Legends of King Arthur and The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes (Complete).

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Who's Who in Classical Mythology is the most complete and detailed reference book of its kind. It offers scholarly, yet accessible accounts of those mythological tales surrounding such gods as Apollo, Zeus, Athena and Dionysus, and mortals such as Achilles, Odysseus, Jason, Aeneas, Romulus and Remus and Tarquin.It contains over 1200 extensive entries, covering both Greek and Roman characters, providing detailed biographical information, together with historical and geographical background. In addition there are comprehensive genealogical trees of important mythological families and a detailed list of all Greek and Latin writers referred to in the text.
Comments (4)
Authis
I was hoping that by now--almost six years after a previous negative review--the technical shortcomings of this kindle edition--the lack of a clickable index--would have been corrected. Not so. But there is a workaround. Tedious, but effective; one can simply create a highlight for each letter of the alphabet. The "view highlights" function then becomes a useful tool--better than dealing with all unfocused results that a simple search turns up. It won't get you precisely to the entry you're looking for, but it does narrow the range.

As a retelling of the myths, there are probably better options--Edith Hamilton's classic, for one. But strictly as a reference work, this one is maybe the best, which is why its unsearchability in the electronic format is such a debilitating factor. Hence the three star rating--otherwise it would get five.
Shalinrad
An interesting and informative read.
Groll
The book itself is great. It's probably the best in its subject area. But the Kindle version is extremely difficult to navigate. The mythological characters are listed in alphabetical order with no efficient way of finding the character you want. There is no click-able list of A-Z to access the section you want, nor is there a list of just each character's name or any kind of index to get you to the person you want. So if you want to find the entry for, say, Zeus, you can't just click on "Z" or find a list and click on "Zeus." You can search for his name, but it results in 680 results in the book, or over 114 "pages" of . You could try randomly typing in location areas trying to find the "Z" section, but that's not easy either. Even a lesser-known character search brings up several hits and it's not easy from the little blurbs to determine which one is the entry you want, so it takes several tries to find exactly what you're looking for.

Also, many of the genealogy charts are impossible to read because they have been shrunken down too much to fit the screen. There is no way to change the font size on the charts. It's a minor thing, but there you go.

This isn't a problem with just this Kindle edition book, but it's a big problem. The book itself I'd give 5 stars, but the Kindle edition only 2 because of its major flaws.
Maman
Loved that I could buy this on my Kindle! Any way to save a buck is a-okay with me. Looking forward to using it when I head off to class.