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By Malcolm Day

ISBN-10: 0764160060

ISBN-13: 9780764160066

courting again approximately 3,000 years, the gods of the traditional Greeks—and later, of the Romans—have figured prominently in legendry, poetry, drama, and the visible arts. yet today’s readers are usually stressed once they come upon the myriad names of these deities and check out to appreciate their roles in mythology. This interesting and mind-expanding ebook charts a hundred of the main well-liked characters from Greco-Roman mythology, together with the primordial deities, the nice gods of Olympus, and the shadowy population of Hades. Addressing common topics similar to love, jealousy, anger, ambition, deceit, and wonder, the tales advised the following make interesting interpreting whereas they upload importance to numerous classical references in our civilization’s literature and artwork. writer Malcolm Day profiles each one god with a brief, very readable precis of that personage’s acts. He units each one deity’s tale in the better context of a “family tree” that encompasses all significant gods. Full-color illustrations exhibiting memorable scenes from classical mythology comprise reproductions from well-known work and photographs of statuary.

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