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[Ebook] Βιβλιοθήκη By Apollodorus – serv3.3pub.co.uk ➸ [Read] ➳ Βιβλιοθήκη By Apollodorus ➽ – Serv3.3pub.co.uk The only work of its kind to survive from classical antiuity the Library of Apollodorus is a uniue guide to Greek mythology from the origins of the universe to the Trojan War Apollodorus' Library has The only work of its kind to survive from classical antiuity the Library of Apollodorus is a uniue guide to Greek mythology from the origins of the universe to the Trojan War Apollodorus' Library has been used as a source book by classicists from the time of its compilation in the st nd century AD to the present influencing writers from antiuity to Robert Graves It provides a complete history of Greek myth telling the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology and the various adventures associated with the main heroes and heroines from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy As a primary source for Greek myth as a reference work and as an indication of how the Greeks themselves viewed their mythical traditions the Library is indispensable to anyone who has an interest in classical mythology Robin Hard's accessible and fluent translation is supplemented by comprehensive notes a map and full genealogical tables The introduction gives a detailed account of the Library's sources and situates it within the fascinating narrative traditions of Greek mythology.


10 thoughts on “Βιβλιοθήκη

  1. E. G. E. G. says:

    IntroductionNote on the Text and TranslationSelect BibliographyContentsGenealogical TablesMap The Library Appendix Some Interpolations and an Unreliable Passage from the EpitomeExplanatory NotesThe Twelve GodsReferences to Animals and TransformationsIndex of Names


  2. David Sarkies David Sarkies says:

    All the Greek myths we know and love and then some19 July 2014 This manuscript was a pretty good find or at least the sections that we did find to complete the manuscript that was handed down to us because it gives us all of those Greek stories that we know and love from thisto thisand finishes of with thisbut unfortunately it does not contain this The book is actually only a brief overview of each of the legends and is divided into a number of sections which outline various Greek families or tribes so the book is not strictly chronological What the library does is that it gives us a brief rundown of the legends that make up the mythology of the Ancient Greeks as it existed at the time of Apollodorus In fact it is the earliest complete outline of Greek mythology that we possess though it is not necessarily complete because sections of the manuscript were lost however a fortuitous discovery in the Vatican library allowed us to reconstruct most of it This is not the only complete source that we have because we also have Ovid's Metamorphoses however the difference between Apollodorus and Ovid is that Ovid writes from Roman point of view so is a lot sympathetic towards the Trojans Ovid is also wrote the Metamorphoses as an epic poem which excludes the genealogies as opposed to an outline which is how Apollodorus wrote the library The library is full of genealogies which outlines the parentage of many of the Greek heroes and demigods and it also divides them into a number of tribes being the Deucalionids from which comes Jason and the Argonauts the Argives from which comes Heracles the Anegorid the Inachids the Asopids and the Pelopids Each of these tribes the members all have a common ancestry come from different parts of Greece which suggests that the myths that come out of the tribes originated from this part of Greece and Ancient Greece was not a unified country but rather a loose collection of city states that shared a common language and culture and even then the various city states would war against each over because of an accent or a disagreement that originated in mythology – which is what still seems to be happening today except on a much larger scale There is an interesting distinction between history and myth that comes out in Herodotus The common understanding of myth is that it is a story that suggests an origin and it does not necessarily mean that the story is not true Herodotus takes a different position in that history is written down where as myth is passed down by word of mouth As such the writings that create history are written down while still within living memory while myth comes about after generations of passing the story down which suggests that the story may have been true however it has become corrupted as it has been passed down from generation to generation Take for instance the story of Achilles In the Illiad there is no mention of his invulnerability due to being dipped into a river This is not even the story that occurs in the library as the story that occurs here is that Achilles' mother would bury him in fire at night and rub him with ambrosia during the day The story about Achilles being dipped into the River Styx did not appear until the 1st Century AD in a book now lost known as the Achilleid As you can see as time passes the stories become and corrupted and that occurs even with an original story having been written down This book gives me a lot of opportunities to speculate on the truth behind many of these tales though we also have earlier sources which we can also refer to being the tragic plays and the epic poems however these sources tend to focus mainly on the Trojan War with the other stories only touched upon and I believe that the Library is the earliest source for the story of Perseus though he does receive a mention in Herodotus but there we are only told that he married Andromeda and that he because the ancestor of the Persians


  3. Bruce Bruce says:

    Probably written in the first or second century AD probably not by Apollodorus and certainly written in rather inelegant Greek The Library of Greek Mythology is our only extant source of some of our most familiar Greek myths and variations thus being an invaluable addition to our awareness and understanding of Greek culture More of the myths contained in this work describe the adventures of heroes rather than gods also providing information that rounds out our understanding of events immediately and after the Trojan War The author arranges his stories in groups related to the great families in Greek pre history clarifying and organizing them such that they seem less unrelated to each other than might be apparent if presented randomly The book reads uickly and easily although sometimes extensive genealogies may slow the reader’s pace; fortunately these can often be skimmed The work is worth the reading


  4. Ashley Ashley says:

    whoop whoop I'm done and I really enjoyed this but now it's time to move into Norse Mythology


  5. Eadweard Eadweard says:

    A pretty straightforward who's who not as artful as Ovid or Homer but hey it was still fun to read I try not to think about all those lost works I will never get to read I still have hope that we will some day find some hidden somewhere


  6. Ashleigh (a frolic through fiction) Ashleigh (a frolic through fiction) says:

    Actual rating 255 stars


  7. Cymru Roberts Cymru Roberts says:

    Brutal Dense Informative Essential


  8. Lucy Lucy says:

    finished this yall 😎😎😎 so 💪ima 💯 just 👅 flex 😩 for 😤 a 💪 sec 🙌 cuz 😍 we 😈 always 😜 grinding 💁anyways lmao this was Really like dumb dry for the first uarterthird and then all of the heroes and gods started doin nasty shit so it got Interesting i particularly liked reading about mostly Not Them As A Person heracles hera zeus theseus odysseus and athene off the top of my head 💪 but i probs forgot some because they were crazy lmao and interesting to read zeus didn't really have any interesting like Long Passages like theseus heracles and odysseus but he was like Scattered Around but he was good to read about i liked his kids lmfao hera better than poseidons kids from what i remember of them they were Boring and Annoying poseidon was wild sometimes tho lmao when he killin ppl bc it was always dramatic at this pointi really liked theseus because he was like heracles chapters except he had no personality Only To The Point which i liked bc he wasn't off raping ppl and Ensnaring Women heracles was good until he kept doing that shit he was also Too Dramatic but theseus was killin like the Right Shit when he went down that road thingo that was a Action Pack'd section also the Deeply Entrenched Entangled Every 1 Sentence Misogyny was Extremely wearing and tearing on my Soul not everyone need to rape ppl and women don't need to be Prizes and Passed Around i'msickofitpasiphae was good when she had some time too but her and minos were just Toxic basically like if u get to the point where u need ur man to nut snakes and millipedes maybe stop seein ur man? minos was a Beast tho lmao like when he made the architect man create the Labyrinth for the minotaur and then stuck him in it later like savage and all the smol kiddos to Feed It but minos lookin after his kid at least soalso ✋Stop✋ the incest and bESTIALITY for Goodness Sakes also everyone Don't eat pomegranates you will be Stuck in hades Left Is An Ill Omen and So Are Screech Owls


  9. Angela Angela says:

    Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology is a very informative overview of who's who in Greek mythology and the legends surrounding the various different gods demigods and heroes It is in no way written to be as enthralling as let's say Homer's epics but still very fun to read nonetheless Would highly recommend to those who are Greek mythology fans like me or to those who would simply like to read an abridged version of the myths


  10. Erik Graff Erik Graff says:

    We don't actually know when the author of the Bibliotheca lived The earliest source is ninth century but most agree to Greek origins of an earlier date possibly in the late first or early second centuries We don't know who the author was either The attribution to Apollodorus while old is mistaken so purists assign the text to an unknown Pseudo ApollodusThis is an encyclopediac geneology than just a literary collection of stories Conseuently it's not an easy or very pleasant read I skimmed it than read it myself using it as a resource for other worksThis particular edition was done in 1975 and includes a great deal of critical apparatus


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