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By R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma, Apollodorus, Hyginus

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ISBN-13: 9781603840521

Author note: Translated and Introductions by means of R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma

By delivering, for the 1st time in one variation, whole English translations of Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae -- the 2 most crucial surviving "handbooks" of classical mythography--this quantity allows readers to match the two's types of crucial Greek and Roman myths.

A normal creation units the Library and Fabulae into the broader context of historical mythography; introductions to every textual content speak about in better element problems with authorship, goal, and impression. A normal index, an index of individuals and geographic destinations, and an index of authors and works mentioned by way of the mythographers also are integrated.

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Looking up to Heaven, she [then] prayed for rain. Thereupon there was thunder and a great rain which fell for five days, bestowing water across the land. ”13 Although this passage was once seen as asserting the superiority of native “Shintò” practices over the “foreign” Buddhist tradition, most scholars now believe that the final image of the populace hailing Kògyoku as “a ruler of supreme virtue” suggests that the text was designed to contrast Kògyoku’s position as a rightful ruler with that of the Soga, who are presented in this chapter of the Nihon shoki as plotting to usurp royal prerogatives.

Hata and Fujiwara in Nara Japan Ironically, the heightened awareness of nativist issues at the start of the Heian was most likely directly related to the expanding influence of immigrant lineages and Chikuzen deities throughout the Nara period. Politically, the Nara era had been characterized by the adoption of continental conceptions of governance and sage kingship. Culturally, the era was characterized by the 16 Weaving and Binding rapid diffusion of continental literary and architectural forms that were closely associated with the Buddhist tradition.

48 Sonoda also notes that after Shin’ei the careers of several Gangòji monks were characterized both by the study of Hossò doctrine and the practice of religious austerities in the Yoshino mountains. Noteworthy among these were Shògo, who in 806 was named daisòzu (senior priest general), as well as Shògo’s disciple Gomyò. This lineage is particularly noteworthy in light of the fact that during the late Nara and early Heian periods, Gangòji Hossò came close to dominating the official clerical establishment.

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