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G.A. Megas, Anna Angelopoulos, Aigli Brouskou, Marianthi Kaplanoglou and Emmanouela Katrinaki, Catalogue of Greek Magic Folktales, Coordinator: Anna Angelopoulos, Translator: Deborah Brown Kazazis, Sponsor of the translation: Gema Publications, Greece, Suomalainen Tiedeacatemia, Academia Scientiarum Fennica, Folklore Fellows’ Communications 303, Helsinki 2012, 350 σ. ISBN 978-951-41-1089-4.

The Catalogue of Greek Magic Folktales comprises an epitome in the English language of th «Greek Catalogue of Magic Tales» published originally in five volumes in the Greek language. Th collected texts cover a period of more than a century of recording (from the second half of the nineteenth century up to the mid-1970s) and geographically cover not only the entire Greek territory and Cyprus but also other areas where Greek populations live(d) and Greek cultures thrive(d) (Asia Minor, Pontus, Cappadocia, Southern Italy). It was Georgios A. Megas, the eminent folklorist, who drafted the first (unpublished) catalogue, gathering and indexing all published and unpublished Greek folktale versions, so that the number of texts finally exceeded 23000. A group of specialists continued for nearly 30 years carrying theis project, consulting, classifying, and commenting G. Megas’ handwritten card indexes, and finally editing this rich material, scatted in public and private archives. May this Catalogue of Greek Magic Folktales, in its English edition, serve as a useful tool for future comparative research.