Great classical myths / edited, and with an introduction, by F.R.B. Godolphin.

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Book
Language
English
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New York : Modern Library, [©1964]
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xxxi, 469 pages ; 21 cm.

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Summary note
Presents the classical Greek myths in English translations of the Greek and Roman poets.
Bibliographic references
Bibliography: p. xxxi.
Contents
  • Creation, the gods, and the underworld
  • Early heroes and heroines
  • The Homeric heroes
  • Individual myths
  • Lovers, immortal and mortal.
  • Creation and the Early Gods / Hesiod, Theogony, 116-222 Richmond Lattimore
  • The Ages of Man / Hesiod, Work and days, 109-201 Richmond Lattimore
  • The Flood / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 1. 285-418 John Dryden
  • The Gods of Delphi / Aeschylus, Eumenides, 1-19 Lewis Campbell
  • Zeus / Homer, Iliad, 16. 384-393 Richmond Lattimore
  • Zeus / Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 160-183 E. D. A. Morshead
  • Zeus, Hera and Hephaestus / Homer, Iliad, 1. 533-611 Richmond Lattimore
  • Poseidon, Zeus and Hades / Homer, Iliad, 15. 187-195 Chase and Perry
  • Poseidon / Homer, Iliad, 13. 17-38 Chase and Perry
  • Apollo / Homeric Hymns, 1-178 Andrew Lang
  • Artemis / Homeric Hymns 1-20 Andrew Lang
  • Athene / Homeric Hymns, 1-17 Andrew Lang
  • Hermes / Homeric Hymns, 1-578 Andrew Lang
  • Demeter / Homeric Hymns, 1-495 Andrew Lang
  • Hephaestus / Homer, Iliad, 18. 368-405 Lang, Leaf, and Myers
  • Aphrodite / Homeric Hymns, 1-292 Andrew Lang
  • Ares / Homer, Iliad, 5. 825-898 Chase and Perry
  • Diontsus / Homeric Hymns, 1-21 Andrew Lang
  • Dionyus and the Sailors / Homeric Hymn, 1-59 Andrew Lang
  • Dionysus / Euripides, Bacchae, 1-54 William Arrowsmith
  • Prometheus / Hesiod, Works and Days, 49-82 Richmond Lattimore
  • Prometheus / Aeschylus, Prometheus, 199-243; 436-506 Paul Elmer More
  • The Golden Bough / Vergil, Aeneid, 6. 125-148 J. W. Mackail
  • The Island of the Blessed / Pindar, Olympian, 2. 61-83 Richmond Lattimore
  • The Underworld / Homer, Odyssey, 11. 568-600 Samuel Butler
  • Ixion / Pindar, Pythian, 2. 21-48 Richmond Lattimore
  • The Danaids / Horace, Odes, 3.11. 13-52 William Sinclair Marris --
  • Heracles / Homeric Hymns, 1-8 Andrew Lang
  • Labors of Heracles / Euripides, Heracles, 348-429 E. P. Coleridge
  • Labors and heracles / Apollodorus, The Library, II. 5.5-6 J. G. Frazer
  • Heracles and Cerberus / Homer, Odyssey, 11. 601-626 Samuel Butler
  • Incidental Labors of Heracles / Hyginus, Myths, 31 Mary Grant
  • Heracles and Hylas / Theocrotus, Idylls, 13. 36-67 Andrew Lang
  • Hercules and Cacus / Vergil, Aeneid, 8. 193-267 Rolfe Humphries
  • Jason / Pindar, Pythian, 4.66-255 Richmond Lattimore
  • Jason and Medea / Euripides, Medea, 1-43; 1323-1343; 1377-1388 E. P. Coleridge
  • Theseus / Plutarch, Lives, John Dryden
  • Theseus, Ariafne and Dionysus / Catullus, 64.246-264 Theodore
  • Meleager / Homer, Iliad, 9. 529-599 Derby
  • Meleager / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 8. 273-532 Brookes More
  • Perseus / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 4. 610-803 Brookes More
  • Oedipus / Aeschylus, Seven against Thebes, 742-784 David Grene
  • Jocasta / Euripides, Phoenissae, 10-87 E. P. Coleridge
  • Antigone / Sophocles, Antigone, 891-928 R. C. Jebb
  • Tiresias / Sophocles, Oedipus the King, 447-462 R. C. Jebb
  • The Seven against Thebes / Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1309-1329 R. C. Jebb
  • The Heroines / Homer, Odyssey, 11. 235-237 Samuel Butler --
  • The design of the Iliad / Homer, Iliad, 1. 1-7 Lang, Leaf, and Myers
  • The birth of Achilles / Pindar, Isthmian, 8.27-59 Richmond Lattimore
  • Achilles' version of the quarrel / Homer, Iliad, 1. 366-412 W. C. Bryant
  • Achilles' threat / Homer, Iliad, 1. 225-244 Derby
  • The Embassy / Homer, Iliad, 9. 622-668 Richmond Lattimore
  • Achilles sends Patroclus to inquire about a wounded Greek / Homer, Iliad, 11. 596-615 Chase and Perry
  • Nestor addresses Patroclus / Homer, Iliad, 11. 783-805 Richmond Lattimore
  • Zeus addresses Hera / Homer, Iliad, 15. 49-77 Derby
  • Patroclus urges Achilles / Homer, Iliad, 16. 20-200 W. C. Bryant
  • Thetis comes to Achilles / Homer, Iliad, 18. 78-126 Richmond Lattimore
  • Reconciliation / Homer, Iliad, 19. 55-144 Lang, Leaf, and Myers
  • Brises' return / Homer, Iliad, 19. 282- 302 W. C. Bryant
  • Hector and Achilles / Homer, Iliad, 22. 131-138 Lang, Leaf, and Myers
  • The pursuit / Homer, Iliad, 22. 188-213 Derby
  • Hector faces Achilles / Homer, Iliad, 22. 239-272 Richmond Lattimore
  • Achilles and Hector fight / Homer, Iliad, 22. 317-366 Chase and Perry
  • Achilles maltreats the body of Hector / Homer, Iliad, 22. 395-409 Lang, Leaf, and Myers
  • The wild grief of Achilles / Homer, Iliad, 23. 17-23 Richmond Lattimore
  • The shade of Patroclus / Homer, Iliad, 23. 60-84 Pope
  • The gods intervene / Homer, Iliad, 24. 31-45 Richmond Lattimore
  • Priam goes to ransom the body of Hector / Homer, Iliad, 24. 477-533 Derby
  • Achilles accepts the ransom / Homer, Iliad, 24. 572-594 Richmond Lattimore
  • Odysseus meets Achilles in the underwood / Homer, Odyssey, 11. 471-491 G. H. Palmer
  • Greek Leader at Troy / Homer, Iliad, 3. 139-244 Derby
  • Helen / Homer, Iliad, 6. 344-358 Chase and Perry
  • Helen / Euripides, Helen, 18-59 E. P. Coleridge
  • Helen and Menelaus / Homer, Odyssey, 4. 219-289 Robert Fitzgerald
  • Helen and Menelaus / Homer, Odyssey, 4. 561-569 William Morris
  • Iphigeneia / Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 183-253 Richmond Lattimore
  • Agamemnon and Clytemnestra / Homer, Odyssey, 1. 35-43 Robert Fitzgerald
  • Agamemnon and Clytemnestra / Homer, Odyssey, 3. 247-312 Robert Fitzgerald
  • Agamemnon / Homer, Odyssey, 11. 387-434 Robert Fitzgerald
  • Agamemnon talks to Amphimedon / Homer, Odyssey, 24. 191-202 Robert Fitzgerald
  • Aegisthus / Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1583-1611 E. D. A. Morshead
  • Aias / Sophocles, Ajax 815-865 R. C. Trevelyan
  • Castor and Polydeukes / Pindar, Nemean, 10. 55-90 Richmond Lattimore
  • Philoctetes / Sophocles, Philoctetes, 261-284 David Grene
  • Diomede / Homer, Iliad, 9. 32-49 Derby
  • The plot of the Odyssey / Aristotle, Poetics, 17.5 S. H. Butcher
  • Odysseus' Character / Homer, Iliad, 10. 241-253 Derby
  • Penelope / Homer, Odyssey, 2. 87-145 Robert Fitzgerald
  • Telemachus / Homer, Odyssey, 2. 36-74 Samuel Butler
  • Telemachus visits Nestor / Homer, Odyssey, 3. 65-101 G. H. Palmer
  • The Cicones / Homer, Odyssey, 9. 39-61 Pope
  • The Lotus-eaters / Homer, Odyssey, 9. 83-102 Pope
  • Polyphemus, the Cyclops / Apollodorus, Epitome, 7. 4-9 J. G. Frazer
  • Aeolus and the Winds / Homer, Odyssey, 10. 1-75 H. B. Cotterill
  • Circe / Homer, Odyssey, 10. 135-495 W. C. Bryant
  • Elpenor / Homer, Odyssey, 11. 51-78 G. H. Palmer
  • The Sirens / Homer, Odyssey, 13. 154-200 Ennus Rees
  • Scylla and Charybdis / Homer, Odyssey, 12. 202-259 G. H. Palmer
  • The Cattle of Helios / Homer, Odyssey, 12. 127-141 Chapman
  • Calypso / Homer, Odyssey, 5. 75-147 Samuel Butler
  • Calypso / Homer, Odyssey, 5. 202 224 Samuel Butler
  • Nausicaa / Homer, Odyssey, 6. 1-331 Samuel Butler
  • Odysseus and Nausicaa / Homer, Odyssey, 8. 454-468 Samuel Butler
  • Odysseus and Penelope / Homer, Odyssey, 19. 559-587 G. H. Palmer
  • Argus, the hound / Homer, Odyssey, 17. 291-327 Ennis Rees
  • Telemachus speaks out / Homer, Odyssey, 20. 299-337 G. H. Palmer
  • The trial of the bow / Homer, Odyssey, 21. 404-423 Robert Fitzgerald
  • Death of the suitors / Homer, Odyssey, 22. 381-389 Robert Fitzgerald
  • Odysseus and Penelope: the final test / Homer, Odyssey, 23. 153-204 Robert Fitzgerald
  • The end of the Odyssey / Homer, Odyssey, 24. 539-548 Ennis Rees
  • The plot of the Aeneid / Vergil, Aeneid, 1. 1-7 J. W. Mackail
  • Rome's destiny / Vergil, Aeneid, 1. 257-294 J. W. Mackail
  • Aeneas and Dido / Vergil, Aeneid, 1. 340-368 J. W. Mackail
  • Aeneas sees Dido / Vergil, Aeneid, 1. 588-656 J. W. Mackail
  • Dido in love / Vergil, Aeneid, 4. 65-85 Rolfe Humphries
  • The hunt / Vergil, Aeneid, 4. 151-172 Rolfe Humphries
  • Mercury warns Aeneas / Vergil, Aeneid, 4. 256-276 Rolfe Humphries
  • Dido addresses Aeneas / Vergil, Aeneid, 4. 305-387 Rolfe Humphries
  • Mercury again warns Aeneas / Vergil, Aeneid, 4. 554-570 Rolfe Humphries
  • Dido sees the ships leaving the harbor / Vergil, Aeneid, 4. 584-624 Rolfe Humphries
  • Dido's last words / Vergil, Aeneid, 4. 642-665 Rolfe Humphries
  • The death of Dido / Vergil, Aeneid, 4. 693-705 Rolfe Humphries
  • Myths of early Rome / Vergil, Aeneid, 4. 693-705 Rolfe Humphries
  • The death of Pallas / Vergil, Aeneid, 10. 453-509 J. W. Mackail
  • The death of Turnus / Vergil, Aeneid, 12. 924-952 J. W. Mackail --
  • Bellerophon / Pindar, Olympian, 13. 60-90 Richmond Lattimore
  • Bellerophon / Homer, Iliad, 6. 152-202 Derby
  • Cadmus / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3. 1-137 Horace Gregory
  • Daedalus / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 8. 153-235 Rolfe Humphries
  • Io / Bacchylides, Complete Poems, 19 Robert Fagles
  • Niobe / Homer, Iliad, 24. 602-617 W. C. Bryant
  • Procne / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 6. 422-673 Horace Gregory
  • Phaethon / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 2. 1-331 Rolfe Humphries
  • Asklepios / Pindar, Pythian, 3. 1-68 Richmond Lattimore
  • Proteus / Vergil, Georgics, 4. 387-414 S. Palmer Bovie
  • Midas / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 11.-101-193 Horace Gregory
  • Hippolytus / Vergil, Aeneid, 7. 761-782 J.W. Mackail --
  • Zeus and Hera / Homer, Iliad, 14. 153-353 Pope
  • Europa / Moschus, Idyl, 2. 1-166 Andrew Lang
  • Apollo and Daphne / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 1. 452-567 John Dryden
  • Hyacinthus / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 10. 162-219 Brookes More
  • Aphrodite and Ares / Homer, Odyssey, 8. 266-366 William Cowper
  • Venus and Adonis / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 10. 519-559; 706-739 Rolfe Humphries
  • Pan and Syrinx / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 1. 689-712 John Dryden
  • Orpheus and Eurydice / Vergil, Georgics, 4. 454-527 S. Palmer Bovie
  • Arethusa / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 5. 572-641 Horace Gregory
  • Atalanta / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 10. 560-707 Brookes More
  • Boreas and Orithyia / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 6. 677-721 Brookes More
  • Cephalus and Procris / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 7. 694-862 Brookes More
  • Ceyx and Alcyone / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 11. 410-748 (with omissions) Brookes More
  • Echo and Narcissus / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3. 339-509 Rolfe Humphries
  • Salmacis and Hermaphaphroditus / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 4. 285-388 Horace Gregory
  • Pygmalion / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 10. 243-297 Rolfe Humphries
  • Scylla and Minos / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 8. 6-151 Brookes More
  • Alcestis and Admetus / Plato, Symposium, 179B,C Benjamin Jowett
  • Laodamia and Protesilaus / Catullus, 68, 73-108 George Lamb
  • Protesilaus and Laodamia / Hyinus, Myths, 103-104 Mary Grant
  • Pyramus and Thisbe / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 4. 55-166 Horace Gregory
  • Cyclops and Galatea / Theocritus, Idylls, 11. 19-66 Andrew Lang
  • Hero / Vergil, Georgics, 3. 258-263 S. Palmer Bovie
  • Baucis and Philemon / Ovid, Metamorphoses, 8. 620-724 Rolfe Humphries
  • Proclus, Chrestomathy, i-ii H. G. Evelyn-White, The Cypria ; The Aethiopis ; The Little Iliad ; The Sack of Ilium ; The Returns ; The Telegony
  • Solon and Croesus / Herodotus, 1. 30-33 George Rawlinson
  • Arion / Herodotus, 1. 24 George Rawlinson
  • Gyges and Candaules / Herodotus, 1. 8-12 George Rawlinson
  • Polycrates / Herodotus, 3. 40-43 George Rawlinson
  • The Soul / Plato, Phaedrus, 253D-254E Benjamin Jowett
  • Man's nature / Plato, Symposium. 189C-191D Benjamin Jowett
  • The Allegory of the Cave / Plato, Republic, 7. 514-517 Benjamin Jowett
  • The Apocalypse of Er / Plato, Republic, 10. 614-621 Benjamin Jowett
  • Cupid and Psyche / Apuleius, The Golden Ass, 4.28-6.24 (compressed) Walter Pater.
ISBN
  • 0394604172
  • 9780394604176
  • 0394607899
  • 9780394607894
LCCN
64010293
OCLC
965280
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