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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent value, 5 Oct. 2009
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This review is from: Apollodorus, 'Library' and Hyginus, 'Myths': Two Handbooks of Greek Mythology (Hackett Classics) (Paperback)
This is the best value book dealing with Apollodorus & Hyginus, I nearly made the mistake of purchasing separately.

This book is a "must" if you are into Greek mythology.

The Apollodorus section is a complete narrative & covers all the most important myths-but this is obviously his opinion when writing maybe in the 2nd century bce, author & date are still in dispute by scholars. The translation makes this section very readable with extra info being given in the notes.

The Hyginus section is not as readable, this is no fault of the translators but due to the text as surviving, is full of info & is more like a reference book. Author, date & original language are still in dispute.

The introductions are good & informative, the genealogical charts & maps are very helpful.
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