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The Greek and Roman Myths Philip Matyszak

The Greek and Roman Myths By Philip Matyszak

The Greek and Roman Myths by Philip Matyszak


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Summary

A guide to the Greek and Roman Myths. It features a blend of stories, facts and quotations from ancient authors, and places ancient myths in a modern context, discussing the afterlives of the myths and the relevance of their messages. It includes factfiles on heroes and heroines and family trees of the gods.

The Greek and Roman Myths Summary

The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories by Philip Matyszak

This handy guide to the Greek and Roman Myths brings classical mythology to life. Written by a bestselling author on Ancient Greece and Rome, the book features an engaging blend of stories, facts and quotations from ancient authors, and places ancient myths in a modern context, discussing the 'afterlives' of the myths and the relevance of their messages today. Factfiles on heroes and heroines and family trees of the gods also make this a useful reference book for students.

The Greek and Roman Myths Reviews

'This new companion is at once a handy work of reference, an entertaining read and an attractive artefact, discreetly illustrated and tastefully laid out. A pleasure to consult' - Scotsman
'For a perfect introduction to the stories of the Classical world, look no further. ... Affordable, portable and accessible ... thoroughly modern and approachable ... Carefully researched, enjoyable, diverting and intriguing' - Reference Reviews

About Philip Matyszak

Philip Matyszak has a doctorate in Roman history from St John's College, Oxford. He is the author of many books on classical civilization, including Chronicle of the Roman Republic, The Enemies of Rome, The Sons of Caesar, Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day, Ancient Athens on Five Drachmas a Day, Lives of the Romans (with Joanne Berry) and Legionary.

Table of Contents

Introduction * 1. In the Beginning: From Chaos to Cosmos in Four Steps * 2. The Ages of Man 3. The Great Gods: The First Generation * 4. Olympus: The Next Generation * 5. Lesser Gods, Magical Creatures and Heroic Ancestors * 6. Heroes and their Quests * 7. The Golden Age of Mythology * 8. The Trojan War * 9. Going Home

Additional information

GOR002914021
9780500251737
0500251738
The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories by Philip Matyszak
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2010-08-31
224
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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