Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 September 2004

368 Pages | 1 halftone, 1 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195171211

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Greek Mythography in the Roman World

Alan Cameron

Society for Classical Studies American Classical Studies

By the Roman age the traditional stories of Greek myth had long since ceased to reflect popular culture, and become instead a central element in elite culture. This book illustrates the importance of semi-learned mythographic handbooks in the social, literary, and artistic world of Rome. One of the most intriguing features of these works is the fact that they all cite classical sources for the stories they tell, sources which are often forged.