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The Everything Classical Mythology Book: Greek and Roman Gods, Goddesses,… (2002)

by Lesley Bolton

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I liked this book. I know lots of bits and pieces of Greek mythology, but I've never gotten the full picture; who is whose child, who did what and so on. I wanted the basic information in a simple read so that I could get an overview before reading more specific mythological stories. This did the job. It was very straight forward and gave me all the base facts that helped me connect all the mythological stories I have already read this past year together. I found that having read mythology already helped. If I hadn't I might have been a little overwhelmed from the sheer amount of information. But if you have some background in the subject this book is very easy to get through. Really it's just a way to connect all the dots. ( )
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Full of action, romance, betrayal, passion, violence, and tragedy, the timeless ancient Greek and Roman myths make great reading. With a cast of unique characters and unbelievable story lines, classical mythology explains phenomena such as creation, weather, nature, and the universe with unparalleled drama. The Everything Classical Mythology Book is an entertaining and educational guide that explains all the great myths and explores how they have influenced language, art, music, psychology, and even today's popular culture. The book tells the fascinating stories of the gods' rise to power on Mount Olympus and of their frequent clashes with larger-than-life heroes. Rounded out with a helpful glossary, an index of characters, and many reading resources, this action-packed new addition to the Everything series brings classical mythology to life!… (more)

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