Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae: Two Handbooks of by R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma, Apollodorus, Hyginus

By R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma, Apollodorus, Hyginus

Author note: Translated and Introductions by means of R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma

By providing, for the 1st time in one version, whole English translations of Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae -- the 2 most vital surviving "handbooks" of classical mythography--this quantity allows readers to check the two's models of an important Greek and Roman myths.

A basic creation units the Library and Fabulae into the broader context of historic mythography; introductions to every textual content speak about in higher element problems with authorship, objective, and impression. A normal index, an index of individuals and geographic destinations, and an index of authors and works mentioned by way of the mythographers also are incorporated.

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A moment's distraction, no more, and Pallene was struggling to lift Di­ onysus and throw him. That was too much . Dionysus slipped out of her grasp and managed to lift her instead . But then he ended up laying her down quite softly, his furtive eyes straying over her body, her thick hair in the dust. And already Pallene was back on her feet again. So Dionysus de­ cided to throw her properly. He gripped her by the neck and tried to make her knee give. But he judged the move badly and lost his balance.

Eager to know whether they were speaking to a real god, they sacrificed a child and mixed his flesh with that of the sacred victims, thinking that if the stranger was a god he would discover what they had done . " Furious, Zeus pushed over the table. That table was the ecliptic plane, which from that day on would be forever tilted. There followed the most tremendous flood. After that banquet, Zeus made only rare appearances as the Unknown Guest. The role passed, for the most part, to other gods.

For a long time the bull wandered about the Peloponnese before turning up in Attica. Where nobody had been able to get the better of it, not even Androgeus, Minos's son, who used to beat all the Athenians in their games . Theseus captured it, at Marathon. He offered it to his father, Aegeus, who sacrificed it to Apollo. Everything between that beginning and that end, which is to say Ariadne's destiny, takes place within the dis­ placement of a sacrifice : from Poseidon to Apollo, from Crete to Athens.

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