The Library of Apollodorus (Delphi Classics)

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By Apollodorus of Athens

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Traditionally attributed to Apollodorus of Athens, 'The Library' is a first or second century encyclopaedia of Greek mythology and heroic legends, written in a concise and unembellished style, closely following Greek literary sources. The extant text provides an important record of Greek accounts of the origin and early history of the world, preserving many otherwise lost mythological tales. Delphi's Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete extant 'Library', with dual Greek and English text, relevant illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

  • Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Apollodorus' life and works

  • Features the complete extant text of 'The Library', in both English translation and the original Greek

  • Concise introduction to the great work

  • Features J. G. Frazer's translation and footnotes, previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library edition of Apollodorus

  • Images of famous paintings inspired by 'The Library'

  • Excellent formatting of the texts

  • Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables

  • Includes Frazer's rare 'Epitome', first time in digital print

  • Provides a special dual English and Greek text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph – ideal for students

  • Features a bonus biography – discover the ancient world of 'The Library'

  • Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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    The Translation


    The Greek Text


    The Dual Text


    The Biography

    INTRODUCTION TO APOLLODORUS by Sir James George Frazer

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