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    Venus is the goddess of love in ancient Roman mythology

    Dear friends!!!

    When describing gods and goddesses existing in some mythologies which construction should I use:

    1) Venus is the goddess of love in ancient Roman mythology
    2) Venus is the goddess of love in the ancient Roman mythology
    3) Venus is the goddess of love according to ancient Roman mythology
    4) Venus is the goddess of love according to the ancient Roman mythology

    Thanks!!!

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    Re: Venus is the goddess of love in ancient Roman mythology

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    Dear friends!!!

    When describing gods and goddesses existing in some mythologies which construction should I use:

    1) Venus is the goddess of love in ancient Roman mythology
    2) Venus is the goddess of love in the ancient Roman mythology
    3) Venus is the goddess of love according to ancient Roman mythology
    4) Venus is the goddess of love according to the ancient Roman mythology

    Thanks!!!
    I'd use #1. #3 is OK.

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    Re: Venus is the goddess of love in ancient Roman mythology

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I'd use #1. #3 is OK.
    Thanks!!! Why is the definite article "the" wrong before "ancient Roman mythology" in both cnstructions?

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    Re: Venus is the goddess of love in ancient Roman mythology

    Please help me with my question.

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    Re: Venus is the goddess of love in ancient Roman mythology

    Using "the ancient Roman mythology" implies that there is a modern Roman mythology.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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