The Complete World of Greek Mythology


The most authoritative illustrated guide to the world of Greek mythology


ISBN: 9780500251218 Category:

Richard Buxton


From the first millennium BC onwards, Greek myths have been repeated in an inexhaustible series of variations and reinterpretations. Nowadays they can be found in film, television and computer games. This book combines a retelling of Greek myths with a comprehensive account of the world in which they developed.

Throughout, the author draws upon the latest research into ancient Greek story-telling, presenting the material in an attractive, accessible and authoritative style. With its lavish illustrations, detailed genealogical tables of gods and heroes, box features and specially commissioned maps, this is the one essential resource on these classic stories that lie at the heart of western civilization.

Additional information

Weight 1161 g
Dimensions 20.2 x 26 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 18 June 2004
Number of pages 256
Format Hardback
Dimensions 20.2 x 26 cm
Weight 1161 g


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Richard G. A. Buxton is a classical scholar specialising in the study of ancient Greek mythology and literature. His many books include Imaginary Greece: the Contexts of Mythology.