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The Complete World of Greek Mythology

Richard Buxton

£24.95

The most authoritative illustrated guide to the world of Greek mythology

Overview

From the first millennium BC onwards, Greek myths have been repeated in an inexhaustible series of variations and reinterpretations. Nowadays they can be found in film, television and computer games. This book combines a retelling of Greek myths with a comprehensive account of the world in which they developed.

Throughout, the author draws upon the latest research into ancient Greek story-telling, presenting the material in an attractive, accessible and authoritative style. With its lavish illustrations, detailed genealogical tables of gods and heroes, box features and specially commissioned maps, this is the one essential resource on these classic stories that lie at the heart of western civilization.

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Reviews

'A superb introduction'
The Scotsman

'When an authoritative scholar such as Richard Buxton turns his hand to a title like this … it results in a particularly informative and useful publication … a definitive account of the Greek myths and the world in which they developed'
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Specifications

Format: Hardback

Size: 25.4 x 19.2 cm

Extent: 256 pp

Illustrations: 330

Publication date: 17 May 2004

ISBN: 9780500251218

About the Author

Richard G. A. Buxton is a classical scholar specialising in the study of ancient Greek mythology and literature. His many books include Imaginary Greece: the Contexts of Mythology.