978-0-7126-6691-6 / 9780712666916

The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Mythologies


Publisher:Random House UK



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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: December 2000 Pages: 320 Publisher: random House UK The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Mythologies is a Unique work of reference - which the Eaks new ground by treating for the first time the classical Mythologies of the Old World as a Whole. Never before have the mythologies of Greece. Rome. Persia. India and China been encompassed in a single volume. despite the fact that the first four have much in common through their Indo-European ancestry. Arthur Cotterell shows how much more can be understood about 'classical mythology' by comparison and contrast of its five major traditions. Fascinating indeed are the parallels he signals between. for instance. Greek and Indian myths. Just as amazing are the different attitudes towards such fundamentals as heroism. love and death to be found in these two great mythologies. There is nothing quite...

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