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Bolton, Lesley
The everything classical mythology book : Greek and Roman gods, goddesses, heroes, and monsters from Ares to Zeus / Lesley Bolton
Avon, Mass. : Adams Media Corp., c2002
book jacket
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 SOE Curriuclum Lab, Rm 267  CL R292.1 BOL    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Mythology, Classical
Physical Description x, 291 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-278) and index
Partial Contents Myth and its function -- Sources of classical mythology -- Creation: Chaotic theory -- Children of mother earth -- Introducing the Olympians -- Marriage made in the heavens -- Sovereign of the sea -- Dark prince -- Home is where the heart is -- Art of war -- Peaceful warrior -- Thrill of the hunt -- Master marksman -- Swift as the wind -- Adultery abounds -- Lord of libation -- Lesser gods -- Monster madness -- Hero's tale -- Trojan war -- When in Rome -- Thank the gods and goddesses!
Summary 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!
Series SOE Curriculum Lab
Everything series

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