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The Penguin Dictionary of Classical Mythology (Penguin Dictionary)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 23 October 2010
Classical Mythology Dictionary is an excellent addition to Stephen P Kershaws book The Greek Myths. This dictionary expands upon the names, places and other information in greater detail. The dictionary is ideal for everyone from serious academic study to those who just want to learn and understand more about this subject.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 29 September 2010
this book is an excellent quick reference guide to classical mythology. great value for money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 1 November 2012
Also a set text text for the course I am doing, but a little gem in its own right. It is a comprehensive, easy to use 'first port of call' for quick background information relating to classical mythology. Definitely worth the money. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 June 2013
I bought this as a gift for my dad as he loves doing the Telegraph crossword but we can never find the answers to the mythology questions. So far this weekend he has found it very useful to help him answer such questions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 May 2013
I am trying to improve my knowledge of mythology and I found this book condensed the information without too much effort.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 13 May 2013
Yes, it's a dictionary of classical mythology, but that's about all you get. I would like to have had an introduction and a guide to pronunciation. Furthermore, there is no explanation for the structure of the genealogy charts at the back apart from cryptic notes such as 'See chart six' when you are looking at chart one. No complaints with the quality of the entries though; all those I have looked at seem excellent. You just feel there are a few elements missing here though. Another reviewer is quite right - old Graves is hard to beat.
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on 15 August 2013
To any classical play or poetry read. Really thorough in referencing and cross-referencing and provides information about the
alternative versions of myths.Every classical reader should have one
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on 9 December 2014
This was a useful adjunct to books for Open University A330 as it helped identify which characters were from which myth
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12 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 4 January 2010
For a book of this quality, it's a shame (a very little shame) that the first search for references to Acteon failed. But everything else worked out.
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on 30 August 2014
Good reference book as I educate myself on ancient myths and legends.
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