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Who's Who In Classical Mythology

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Who's Who in Classical Mythology is an indispensable guide to all the Greek and Roman mythological characters, from major deities such as Athena and Bacchus, to the lesser-known wood nymphs and centaurs. Also included, of course, are the heroic mortals, figures such as Jason, Aeneas, Helen, Achilles, and Odysseus, all brought to life in a fascinating series of portraits dr ...more
Hardcover, 447 pages
Published 1973 by George Weidenfeld & Nicholson
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Arghavan
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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آخ، فوقالعاده ست این کتاب.
کاملترین ه برای کسی که میخواد درمورد اساطیر یونانی و رومی هر چه بیشتر بدونه.
حتا برای شروع مطالعهی اسطورهها هم میشه استفاده کرد ازش. از شجرهنامههای انتهاش کمک بگیرید و مدخلهای هر شاخه رو بخونید.

× تو خونه سه نسخه از این کتاب پیدا میشه؛ چون که هر سه مون میخواستیم برای خودمون یه نسخه داشتهباشیم ازش. :)) هشتگ واقعی.
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Kaveh
Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
كتابي است بسيار كاربردي و مفيد. فكر مي كنم تمامي اساطير روم و يونان باستان را گردآوري كرده است. به نظر من براي كساني كه ادبيات را حرفه اي دنبال مي كنند سودمندتر خواهد بود. چرا كه مي بينيم مثلا در مورد "ايفيژني" چند داستان وجود دارد و نويسنده هاي مختلف، هر كدام از يكي از اين داستان ها در رمان خود بهره گرفته اند. اين كتاب هم به صورت يك فرهنگنامه، آمده است همه ي اين داستان ها را در مورد هر يك از شخصيت هاي اسطوره اي بيان كرده است. مترجم بسياري از ضبط هاي ناصحيح اسامي را هم در اينجا آورده است كه آن ه ...more
Isabell
A book listing all the names of classical mythology and trying to decipher where those names come from and what they could mean. It's really no more and no less than that, a philological exercise in ancient Greek.

It's interspersed, here and there, with a dry sense of humor, and whenever I came across it, it was so unexpected that I laughed for about 3 minutes. I suspect there may be more of it, but I knew only about 60% of the names and myths referenced, so a lot of it mat have been lost on me.

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Mar 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a must have
anahita
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
کتابی جامع و کامل درباره ی اساطیر یونان و روم هست. ترجمه ی خوب و قابل قبولی هم از کتاب به زبان فارسی توسط انتشارات نشر ماهی منتشر شده.
Lise
Nice to have in case you forget your classical mythology!
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Michael Grant was an English classisist, numismatist, and author of numerous popular books on ancient history. His 1956 translation of Tacitus’s Annals of Imperial Rome remains a standard of the work. He once described himself as "one of the very few freelances in the field of ancient history: a rare phenomenon". As a popularizer, his hallmarks were his prolific output and his unwillingness to ove ...more
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