Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 June 2017

672 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780190644819

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Gods, Heroes, and Monsters

A Sourcebook of Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern Myths in Translation

Second Edition

Carolina López-Ruiz

New to this Edition:

  • Features more mythological sagas from Apollodorus' Library and additional excerpts from his other work, including the stories of Deucalion, Dionysus, Bellerophon, Kadmos, and Tiresias
  • Supplements the texts on a legendary Golden Age of mankind with an excerpt from Virgil's Georgics
  • Includes two texts that relate to myths from Phoenicia and the western Mediterranean respectively: the foundation of Tyre (from Nonnus' Dionysiaka) and the story of the kings of the Tartessians, Gargoris and Habis (from Justin's Epitome)
  • Adds an excerpt from the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh in a new translation, with a unique description of the Underworld
  • Integrates Plato's myths throughout the text instead of setting them aside in a separate section