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By R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma, Apollodorus, Hyginus

Author note: Translated and Introductions by means of R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma

By supplying, for the 1st time in one version, entire English translations of Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae -- the 2 most vital surviving "handbooks" of classical mythography--this quantity allows readers to match the two's models of an important Greek and Roman myths.

A common advent units the Library and Fabulae into the broader context of old mythography; introductions to every textual content speak about in higher element problems with authorship, goal, and impression. A normal index, an index of individuals and geographic destinations, and an index of authors and works stated via the mythographers also are integrated.

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Even before it the balance was necessarily an uneasy one; it rested upon the tension between the will to leadership of the various states " ' " and the ideal of self-sufficiency that no city could renounce without denying its very nature. Apart from the· occasional �lliance, - the states regrouped into amphictyonic partnerships centering, as at Delphi, around 'a ' sanctuary. Union was possible on a religious but noton a political level. ,. in strictly ideological te-nns. There were; on the one hand, those .

S-tCthe phratries during which, at puberty, the Athenian adolescents were enrolled as members of the group by their fathers, following the vote of approval of the phrateres. However, it would seem that this integration into the phratry came about at the end of a period of "latency" during which the ephebe was, in the company of the rest of his age-group, segregated from society and sent to the "wild" frontier regions, where he underwent a military training that constituted a kind of initiation into the status of a warrior, as well as into that of a member of the community.

To' consider no more than the religious a:spect of these conflicts, it should be noted that the Greeks could not, cis the Jews did, desire to destroy the gods of the enemy, nor, in the manner of the Hittites or the Romans, t�ke them over as exiles so that the religious powers of the enemy could be assimilated. Since the gods were common to both camps they were invoked as arbiters who would guaran­ tee the rules that both sides had to obse�e. -T� this e�tent the wars between the city-states were an extension of the family con­ frontations of the vendetta.

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