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The Resource Mythical Monsters in Classical Literature

Mythical Monsters in Classical Literature

Label
Mythical Monsters in Classical Literature
Title
Mythical Monsters in Classical Literature
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This engaging, readable yet impeccably scholarly investigation of monsters in Classical literature will entertain and stimulate as well as inform. It covers all the major mythical monsters mentioned by Greek and Roman authors (Medusa, Hydra, Polyphemus, the Minotaur, Sphinx, Harpies, Sirens, Cerberus, Chimaera, Centaurs, and many more) along with Classical precursors of vampires, werewolves and the living dead. Versions of these creatures that appear in later literature and film are also discussed. Mythical Monsters is original in considering monsters squarely from a literary standpoint, intro
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Cataloging source
MHW
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Murgatroyd, Paul
Dewey number
809.9337
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA3015.R4 M87 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Mythology, Classical, in literature
  • Monsters in literature
  • Classical literature
  • Monsters
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Classical literature
  • Monsters
  • Monsters in literature
  • Mythology, Classical, in literature
  • Literatur
  • Antike
  • Ungeheuer
  • Griechisch
  • Latein
Label
Mythical Monsters in Classical Literature
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. Vampires, Werewolves and the Living Dead; Furies, Keres, Empusa and strix; Werewolves; The living dead; Appendix: Non-mythical monsters; 2. Impact; 3. Laocoon and the Sea-Snakes; 4. Sirens; In Homer's Odyssey; In Apollonius of Rhodes' Voyage of Argo; In other Classical authors; In medieval, Renaissance and later authors; 5. Other Winged Monsters; The Stymphalian Birds; Griffins; The sphinx; Harpies; 6. A Monster-Slayer; Theseus' early life and conquests; The Minotaur; The Calydonian boar; The Centaurs; Theseus' end; 7. A Good Monster: Chiron
  • 8. Metamorphosed MonstersMedusa; Scylla; 9. Jason and the Argonauts; Talos; The hydra; The earthborn men; 10. Fighting with Monsters (1); The Second Labour of Heracles: the Hydra of Lerna; Plot analysis: functions and stages; Filling out the story; The Tenth Labour of Heracles: Geryon and Cacus; 11. Fighting with Monsters (2); Typhos; Perseus, Andromeda and the sea-monster; Perseus and Medusa; 12. Polyphemus; Odysseus and Polyphemus; Polyphemus and Galatea; Appendix: Other gigantic monsters; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index of Monsters; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; S; T; V; W
Control code
861538330
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (211 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472537614
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861538330
Label
Mythical Monsters in Classical Literature
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. Vampires, Werewolves and the Living Dead; Furies, Keres, Empusa and strix; Werewolves; The living dead; Appendix: Non-mythical monsters; 2. Impact; 3. Laocoon and the Sea-Snakes; 4. Sirens; In Homer's Odyssey; In Apollonius of Rhodes' Voyage of Argo; In other Classical authors; In medieval, Renaissance and later authors; 5. Other Winged Monsters; The Stymphalian Birds; Griffins; The sphinx; Harpies; 6. A Monster-Slayer; Theseus' early life and conquests; The Minotaur; The Calydonian boar; The Centaurs; Theseus' end; 7. A Good Monster: Chiron
  • 8. Metamorphosed MonstersMedusa; Scylla; 9. Jason and the Argonauts; Talos; The hydra; The earthborn men; 10. Fighting with Monsters (1); The Second Labour of Heracles: the Hydra of Lerna; Plot analysis: functions and stages; Filling out the story; The Tenth Labour of Heracles: Geryon and Cacus; 11. Fighting with Monsters (2); Typhos; Perseus, Andromeda and the sea-monster; Perseus and Medusa; 12. Polyphemus; Odysseus and Polyphemus; Polyphemus and Galatea; Appendix: Other gigantic monsters; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index of Monsters; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; S; T; V; W
Control code
861538330
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (211 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472537614
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861538330

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