'It can be welcomed as a unique dictionary that can add dimension and depth to a body of literature that has become increasingly obscure ... this is a unique book that should be in every good library.' Reference and User Services Quarterly 'This is a volume which will be of value to students in a whole range of disciplines and so will earn its place in most academic collections, as well as more general collections featuring literary or cultural history.' Reference ReviewsVom Verlag:
While numerous classical dictionaries identify the figures and tales of Greek and Roman mythology, this reference book explains the allegorical significance attached to the myths by Medieval and Renaissance authors. Included are several hundred alphabetically arranged entries for the gods, goddesses, heroes, heroines, and places of classical myth and legend. Each entry includes a brief account of the myth, with reference to the Greek and Latin sources. The entry then discusses how Medieval and Renaissance commentators interpreted the myth, and how poets, dramatists, and artists employed the allegory in their art. Each entry includes a bibliography and the volume concludes with appendices and an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
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