Author: G.M. Kirkwood
Product Code: 309X
ISBN: 978-0-86516-309-6
Pages: 120
Availability: In stock
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A Short Guide to Classical Mythology is a concise, user-friendly, quick reference for general readers, students, and teachers. It is an excellent, interdisciplinary resource beneficial to the study of classics, literature, and history. Kirkwood's treatment of the characters, settings, and stories of ancient Greek mythology emphasizes their importance in Western literature. The entries are ordered alphabetically, vary in length according to their significance, and include bold and italic typefaces to draw the reader's attention to important terms and cross-references.

Special Features

  • Complete reference list with pronunciations
  • Principal stories of classical myths
  • Emphasis on literary importance of ancient Greek mythology
  • References to English and European literature
  • Preface on how to use the book


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Review by: Ursula Schoenheim, Classical World - September 30, 2005
This guide should be recommended to all [people] having any contact with classical mythology. Instructors of classics will find it a useful tool even if they are experts in the field, while it should be a ‘must’ for teachers of ancient history and English.

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