The Meridian Handbook of Classical Mythology
New American Library, 1974 - 631 pages
The ultimate single-volume reference guide to Greek and Roman mythology
An ideal resource for students, teachers, librarians, writers, and readers of great literature, the Meridian Handbookhas set the standard for over three decades as the classic guide to the myths of Greece and Rome. From Athena to Zeus, Abantes to Zninthe, the epic heroes and gods who inhabit the pantheon of great literature are covered in fascinating detail. Complete stories and short identifications of characters, events, place names, and constellations are included. For a fuller perspective of the mythological realm, there are maps of the classical world and genealogical charts of the great royal lines. Comprehensive and accessible, the Meridian Handbook is an indispensable aid to understanding and enjoying mythology.
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