Monday, November 27, 2006

Forthcoming from MRTS

Natale Conti's Mythologiae, translated and annotated by John Mulryan and Steven Brown

Natale Conti's Mythologiae is the first complete, fully annotated English translation of the most important mythography published during the Renaissance. Conti's huge work (over one thousand pages in the original texts) appeared in twenty-seven editions during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and was the most popular handbook of myth for the entire period. Conti provides a comprehensive coverage of the vast range of Greek and Roman myth, and subjects each myth to a tripartite analysis of its historical, "scientific", and ethical foundations. Translated into idiomatic english from the Frankfurt 1581 edition, the text is immediately accessible to scholars, students, and the general public.

Expected December 22, 2006