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Women Of Classical Mythology: A Biographical Dictionary

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Everyone is familiar with some of the women of classical myth. Athena, goddess of wisdom, and Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty are particularly well-known, as are the snake-haired Gorgon Medusa, and the vicious harpies, half woman, half beast. Humans, too, have their place in the ancient lore: Medea, who killed her own children to gain revenge upon her husband Jason, ...more
Paperback, 462 pages
Published April 1st 1993 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published June 30th 1991)
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Rob Mars
Aug 24, 2010 Rob Mars rated it it was amazing
A wonderful reference work. Herein you will find information about the innumerable women of classical mythology that is only glossed in, or worse yet, altogether left out from, other works.

This is a serious work that draws from unassailable references. And not only is it learned, it's well-written too. You generally feel certain about the information you come across, both its accuracy and your understanding of it.

Very seldom am I unable to find at least something about the subject I'm researchin
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Anastacia
Oct 27, 2012 Anastacia rated it it was amazing
I love classical mythology and this is by far the best book out there. I am naturally attracted to stories where a female is the main character. This book gives information on nearly every female name from classical mythology. It is quite impressive. This book is very detailed and the is truly a wonderful source of information. I only wish I had not wasted my money on other mythology books. I also like how the author gave his reasons for researching the women. Often women are overshadowed by men ...more
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Excellent source for obscure myths about the women of Greco-Roman mythology.
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