This web site is an ongoing project, intended as a companion to supplement Timothy Gantz’s Early Greek Myth: A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources (1993, vol. 1 and vol. 2). It provides English translations of literary passages cited in Early Greek Myth that are available online, and links to the original Greek or Latin of these translations. It also provides some English translations of fragments of lost literary works and commentary on literary works (i.e. scholia). And it provides links to publications of these fragments and scholia, if these are available online; if these publications are not available online, links are provided to their catalog information at the University of Georgia Libraries.
Providence, Rhode Island School of Design 25.084, Attic red-figure lekythos with Danae, Perseus and chest (see Chapter 10, Part I, Section 1, p. 302). Museum Appropriation Fund and Special Gift Fund. Photography by Erik Gould, courtesy of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design.
Since Early Greek Myth has no illustrations of the thousands of Greek art works that are mentioned, this site also provides illustrations (if permission can be obtained to include them) or links to images of the art works that are cited; links to information on the art works are also supplied.
To distinguish literary passages from artistic sources, the former are highlighted in a maroon color, and the latter are highlighted in green. When a page includes artistic as well as literary sources, it bears as part of its title “(with art)”.
The web site exactly follows the order of references to literary passages and art works in the original English edition of Early Greek Myth (1993). Thus, the literary passages and art works are arranged by chapter, section and page number in this edition. However, readers using the French edition of the book, Mythes de la Grèce arhaïque (2004), translated by Danièle Auger and Bernadette Leclercq-Neveu, can follow the citations chapter by chapter; or, when searching for art works, the inventory numbers of these works can be entered in the search box beneath the left menu bar.
The site is co-edited by Elena Bianchelli, widow of Timothy Gantz and Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, the Univ. of Georgia; Frances Van Keuren, friend and colleague of Professor Gantz, and Professor Emerita from the Lamar Dodd School of Art, the University of Georgia; and Frances’ dissertation director, R. Ross Holloway, Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor Emeritus, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown Univ. Many of the translations and links to the art works have been found by students in Elena Bianchelli’s mythology classes; these students were guided in their research by graduate assistants from the Classics Department. Graduate students from the Classics Department have also done some translations of literary fragments and commentary; they are named after the translations. Also, whoever put up the contents of individual pages is named at the bottom of each page.
If anyone notices bad links or errors or omissions, Elena and Frances will be most grateful if you will notify us of the problem. For instance, after completing the supplementary materials for Chapter 10, Frances noticed that nearly all the links for iconiclimc (now Digital LIMC) were bad, requiring her to correct them throughout the chapter.
Anyone wishing to contact Elena or Frances for this or any other reason can do so through their email addresses:
We welcome any suggestions, corrections or offers of assistance, particularly in the realm of translating literary fragments in Greek and Latin that are cited in Early Greek Myth and not previously translated.
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