By Ken Dowden,Niall Livingstone
- Features essays from a prestigious foreign group of literary experts
- Includes insurance of Greek myth’s intersection with background, philosophy and religion
- Introduces readers to issues in mythology which are usually inaccessible to non-specialists
- Addresses the Hellenistic and Roman sessions in addition to Archaic and Classical Greece
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