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The final single-volume reference consultant to Greek and Roman mythology

an awesome source for college students, academics, librarians, writers, and readers of significant literature, the Meridian Handbook has set the traditional for over 3 many years because the vintage advisor to the myths of Greece and Rome. From Athena to Zeus, Abantes to Zninthe, the epic heroes and gods who inhabit the pantheon of significant literature are lined in interesting element. whole tales and brief identifications of characters, occasions, position names, and constellations are incorporated. For a fuller standpoint of the mythological realm, there are maps of the classical global and genealogical charts of the good royal strains. finished and available, the Meridian instruction manual is an quintessential reduction to figuring out and having fun with mythology.

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