The one paintings of its sort to outlive from classical antiquity, the Library of Apollodorus is a special consultant to Greek mythology, from the origins of the universe to the Trojan warfare.
Apollodorus' Library has been used as a resource ebook via classicists from the time of its compilation within the 1st-2nd century BC to the current, influencing writers from antiquity to Robert Graves. It presents a whole heritage of Greek fantasy, telling the tale of every of the good households of heroic mythology, and some of the adventures linked to the most heroes and heroines, from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy. As a first-rate resource for Greek fantasy, as a reference paintings, and as a sign of ways the Greeks themselves considered their legendary traditions, the Library is crucial to somebody who has an curiosity in classical mythology.
Robin Hard's obtainable and fluent translation is supplemented by means of complete notes, a map and entire genealogical tables. The creation supplies an in depth account of the Library's resources and situates it in the attention-grabbing narrative traditions of Greek mythology.
Readership: basically undergraduate classes in college classics departments; additionally undergraduates in English literature, drama, non secular reports, common readers.