A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths

A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths - Brief Histories

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Synopsis

The book leads the reader through these vibrant stories, from the origins of the gods through to the homecomings of the Trojan heroes. All the familiar narratives are here, along with some less familiar characters and motifs. In addition to the tales, the book explains key issues arising from the narratives, and discusses the myths and their wider relevance.

This long-overdue book crystallises three key areas of interest: the nature of the tales; the stories themselves; and how they have and might be interpreted. For the first time, it brings together aspects of Greek mythology only usually available in disparate forms - namely children's books and academic works. There will be much here that is interesting, surprising, and strange as well as familiar. Experts and non-experts, adults, students and schoolchildren alike will gain entertainment and insight from this fascinating and important volume.

Book information

ISBN: 9781845295127
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Robinson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 398.20938
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 531
Weight: 382g
Height: 195mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 36mm