Timothy Gantz, Early Greek Myth: A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources (1993)


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Timothy Gantz








First published in 1993, Early Greek Myth, a Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources, was hailed by reviewers as “nothing short of remarkable” and as “a staple of all classical libraries for years to come.” At the time of Timothy Gantz’ death he was finishing a lexical and grammatical commentary on Aeschylus’ Oresteia, accompanied by notes on the implications of the different manuscript readings adopted by the editors of commonly used editions of the trilogy. In addition to this work on Aeschylus, the culmination of his life-long engagement with that author, he was also writing an article on some of the constellations mentioned in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, in particular on the identity of the constellation represented by Areas, son of the Great Bear Callisto. As an avid stargazer himself, he was often up at dawn looking at the sky over his back yard, charting the stars and communing with the neighborhood cats and wild animals that often joined him.





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