Re: [mythsoc] Eos, Phosphorus,Vesper,Venus, Lucifer, Ceyx - Oh my!
- Carl F. Hostetter wrote:
> Um... have you considered consulting actual books, maybe from aI also consulted a copy of Durant, and Bullfinch as books in
> library? With the possible exception of Bullfinch, all that you cite
> are web references -- and I note that the text of Bullfinch is readily
> available online, and suspect that that is what you consulted.
> Robert Graves? Larousse? Edith Hamilton? Any of a host of more detailed
> books and journal articles on Greek mythology? The former of these are
> readily found in any decent library, and the latter in most university
> libraries, together with the MLA index....
our local library. Wasn't aware the three names you present
above. Our local library may well have them, my apologies
for ignorance. Still to learn we ask. Thank you.
- On Oct 2, 2003, at 11:24 PM, Benjamin K. Badgley wrote:
> I also consulted a copy of Durant, and Bullfinch as books in our localIn that case, I particularly recommend that you seek out a copy of
> library. Wasn't aware the three names you present above.
Robert Graves's _The Greek Myths_ (readily available in inexpensive
editions as well). This is Greek mythology presented in detail, and in
a much less homogenized form than Bullfinch or Hamilton.
- At 08:28 PM 10/2/2003 , Benjamin K. Badgley wrote:
>Thank you. I'll also try the library as well. WebSome web information is indeed excellent. But the chances of finding
>information though is of no less value, combined the
>two may present an objective view.
something worse than useless and not being able to realize how bad it is,
or of not finding what you need at all, are much higher than with library
books, though certainly they've been known to have their flaws too. The
two are not at all equal. In some fields the web is even better. In
something like Greek mythology, you're liable to find some good basic
encyclopedia stuff on the web, though the best is probably in encyclopedia
sites not easily found by Googling. But the rich detail you need to
understand the myths is probably in large part not online, and that which
is online would be too long to read comfortably that way.
- David Bratman
- Hullo Benjamin
Another thing you might like to try is to hit a big old used book store, if
there is such in your stomping grounds. Their mythology section could
well be more fascinating than the library's (depending on your library of
amor vincit omnia