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Early Greek Mythography: Volume 2: Commentary

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Greek mythology is known to us from various artistic and literary sources. Of the latter, the poetic sources (such as Homer and tragedy) are familiar to many readers, but the prose sources are much less so. Early Greek Mythography: Volume 2 is a detailed commentary on the texts of Early Greek Mythography: Volume 1, which provided a critical edition of the twenty-nine authors of this genre of Greek prose from the late sixth to the early fourth centuries BC.

After a general introduction, this volume offers in its first part a mythological commentary on the texts, arranged according to the major topics of Greek mythology (the Trojan Cycle, Herakles, the Argonauts, etc.). The aim is to recover, so far as possible, what each writer said about the stories, with full consideration of their historical context and significance for Greek literature, mythology, and religion. The synoptic, topic-by-topic approach allows all the fragments pertinent to any given myth to be treated together, so that one can more easily identify variants and trends, and plot the history of the myth. The second part of the volume is a philological commentary on the separate authors, discussing their life, works, and contribution to the genre, as well as textual problems and non-mythological questions raised by individual fragments.

About the Author

Robert L. Fowler is the Henry Overton Wills Professor of Greek at the University of Bristol.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Part A: Mythological Commentary

1. Theogony

2. Pelasgians, Leleges, Dryopes, Arcadians

3. Deukalion

4. Deukalionidai

5. Aiolidai

6. Argonauts

7. Inachidai

8. Herakles

9. Herakleidai

10. Agenoridai and Early Thebes

11. Crete

12. The Theban Cycle

13. Atlantides

14. Pelopidai

15. Asopides

16. Attic Legend

17. Local Histories

18. The Trojan Cycle

19. The Migrations

20. Other Fragments

Part B: Philological Commentary

Akousilaos

Aethlios

Agias And Derkylos

Anaximander

Andron

Antiochos

Aristophanes

Armenidas

Charon

Damastes

Dei(l)ochos

Demokles

Epimenides Pseudepigraphus

Euagon

Eudemos

Eumelos

Hekataios

Hellanikos

Herodoros

Ion

Kreophylos

Menekrates

Metrodoros

Pherekydes

Polos

Simonides

Skamon

Skythinos

Xenomedes

Two Addenda to Volume 1

Corrigenda to Volume 1

Abbreviations and Bibliography

Indices

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198147411
Author:
Fowler, Robert L.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Mythology
Subject:
Classics-General
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Series Volume:
Volume 2: Commentary
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
848
Dimensions:
7.2 x 9.8 x 2.2 in 3.556 lb

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