Women of Classical Mythology: A Biographical Dictionary (Oxford Paperback Reference) Paperback – 30 Mar 1995
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"An essential addition to any reference collection which attempts to cover classical mythology in some depth." -
School Library Journal
"The various myths are retold well in nontechnical language with occasional character insights. The book is quite browsable and could easily spark deeper interest." -
"The various myths are retold well in nontechnical language with occasional character insights. The book is quite browsable and could easily spark deeper interest." - Library Journal
"An essential addition to any reference collection which attempts to cover classical mythology in some depth." - School Library Journal --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Here is the first and only volume to tell stories of the women both human and divine, who gave birth to, conspired with, supported, loved, and betrayed the familiar heroes, gods, rulers, and monsters of classical Greek and Roam mythology.
More than 2,600 entries identify the women of classical mythology, place them into context with their better known male counterparts, and describe their own contributions, trials adventures and tragedies.
In addition to such well known figured as Athena, Aphrodite, and Medea, there is information on such women as Cardea, a roman divinity who protected homes from evil spirits, Echidna, a half-woman, Half-serpent who mothered some of mythology's most terrible beings; and Galateia, an ivory sculpture that came to life through the love of Pygmalion.
This volume fills a critical gap in the literature of classical mythology. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Product Description
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As far as there being errors in it (Tammy's comment), the myths come from so many sources that any one version is bound to have disagreements with it. I feel that Robert Bell does a good job of mentioning alternate theories / myths in this book.
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