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H 210 x W 148 mm

150 pages

Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (21 colour plates)

Published Aug 2018

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784919504

Digital: 9781784919511

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Classical Greece; Myths; Classics; Monsters; Bestiary; Greek Mythology

A Bestiary of Monsters in Greek Mythology

By Spyros Syropoulos

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The aim of this book is to explore the realm of the imaginary world of Greek mythology and present the reader with a categorization of monstrosity, referring to some of the most noted examples in each category.



Preface ;

Introduction, by Richard Buxton ;

Introduction ;

Chapter 1 Humanoid Monsters ;

Chapter 2 Serpentine Creatures ;

Chapter 3 Partly Human ;

Chapter 4 Monstrous Animals ;

Chapter 5 Ghosts and Daemons ;

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About the Author

Spyros Syropoulos is an Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Literature at the Dept of Mediterranean Studies of the University of the Aegean in Rhodes. He is the acting Vice-Rector of the University of the Aegean (2014-2018). Since 2006, he teaches Ancient Greek Theater at the Open University of Greece. He is the director of the Masters Course ‘Theater as a social and political institution during antiquity’ at the Department of Mediterranean Studies of the University of the Aegean. He is the founder and editor of the electronic journal ELECTRYONE ( and since 2017 he is the General Secretary of the Greek delegation at the European University Association.