Translator: Jacob Stern
Product Code: 3200
ISBN: 978-0-86516-320-1
Pages: 176
Availability: In stock
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Palaephatus, a contemporary of Aristotle, sought to reinforce belief in the historicity of ancient heroes by tracing the evolution of "actual" events into marvelously embellished myths.

On Unbelievable Tales is an early effort to rationalize oft-told tales of the heroes and monstrous creatures of Greek mythology.

This account will appeal to teachers and students of:

  • Mythology and religion
  • Greek literature

It will also appeal to general readers with an interest in mythology, religion, and the history of rationalism.

Special Features

  • Greek text and apparatus criticus from the 1902 Teubner edition
  • Over 40 tales demythologizing the legendary heroes
  • Notes on ancient sources for each tale
  • Introduction with in-depth examination of Palaephatus' work and its history


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