Roman Myths / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- University of Texas Press
An introduction to the various myths the Romans associated with their city, including its foundation and the work of writers such as Livy, Virgil and Ovid. Gardner examines the place of myth in the society, religion and literature of ancient Rome.
About the Author
Jane F. Gardner is a senior lecturer, department of classics, University of Reading and curator of the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology.
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Aeneas and the destiny of Rome
Founding fathers: Romulus and the kings of Rome
The hero and the state
Some gods old and new
Cults and festivals
Suggestions for further reading