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Greek Myths: From the Titans to Icarus and Odysseus
 

Greek Myths: From the Titans to Icarus and Odysseus (Hardback)

By Dougherty, Martin J.

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From Hades in the Underworld to Pegasus in flight, Greek Myths & Legends is an accessible introduction to the world of such characters as the Titans, Aphrodite and Poseidon. The book tells the story of Greek mythology from its creation myths and gods to its tales of mortals.

ISBN 9781782747505
Barcode 9781782747505
Published 16 May 2019 by Amber Books Ltd
Format Hardback
Series Histories
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ISBN-13 9781782747505
ISBN-10 1782747508
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Amber Books Ltd
Imprint Amber Books Ltd
Publication Date 16 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Dougherty, Martin J.
Series Histories
Category Social & Cultural History
Ancient Greek Religion
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 205mm
Height: 268mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mythology, Greek
NBS Text Non-Christian Religions
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 292.13
Catalogue Code 984390

Description of this Book

Plato dismissed Greek mythology as `old wives' chatter' but such chatter, from the Minotaur to the Trojan Horse, from Zeus to Prometheus, Heracles to the Argonauts, has been of immense influence for thousands of years. Those tales of deities and beasts, and of heroes and villains, must have possessed some quality to have lasted so long. Thousands of years on, we still refer in our every day lives to Achilles, Pandora and Narcissus. From Hades in the Underworld to Pegasus in flight, Greek Myths & Legends is an accessible introduction to the world of such characters as the Titans, Aphrodite and Poseidon. The book tells the story of Greek mythology from its creation myths and gods to its tales of mortals. Along the way we see the development of the pantheon of the major Greek deities, the dynastic struggles among the early gods, the creation of the Underworld and we learn how Ariadne, Medea and Perseus, among many others, fit into the mythic universe. The book also examines how Greek myths have survived in written texts, ceramics, art and architecture, and the legacy of Greek mythology in Roman culture and the Middle Ages, as well as its revival in the Renaissance and its enduring appeal today. Illustrated with 180 colour and black-&-white photographs, artworks and maps, Greek Myths & Legends is an engaging, highly informative exploration of a fascinating world and will appeal to anyone interested in legends and ancient cultures.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Martin J. Dougherty is a freelance writer specializing in military and defence topics. He is the author of Medieval Warrior, SAS and Elite Forces Guide Extreme Unarmed Combat, and SAS and Elite Forces Guide Sniper, Small Arms: From the Civil War to the Present Day, and books on personal self-defence. He lives in northern England.

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