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Roman Myths (The Legendary Past)

3.09 of 5 stars 3.09  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The myths of the Romans are rather different from those of other ancient cultures, such as the Greeks or the Egyptians. Most Roman myths do not consist of stories about the gods and their actions, nor were they presented as fictional, magic stories. Ancient writers such as Livy, Virgil, and Ovid treated myths as history: the history of Rome itself, of its rituals and relig ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by University of Texas Press
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ℳatthieu
Ce (petit) livre n'est pas ce à quoi je m'attendais. J'aurais voulu lire des histoires et des légendes
sur l'histoire de Rome; bref quelque chose de "grand public".

Au lieu de ça, j'ai lu une analyse d'universitaire qui discute du pourquoi des multiples variantes de chaque mythe. On saute d'une époque à une autre au paragraphe suivant, il faut suivre!

Le chapitre d'introduction est très confus, rebutant.
Veuillez chez lecteur réviser préalablement avec Wikipedia!

Le style (ou la traduction) n'est pas
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Kerry
Jan 03, 2011 Kerry rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: undergraduates, high school students
With 80 pages including the index, this book provides a brief overview of Roman myths and legends. Though I love reading about the ancient world, I have never focused upon the Roman world's stories, so I did quite enjoy this book. However, I think that for anyone better versed in the stories and traditions, they might want to read a book that goes into more depth and looks more at the ancient sources.
Catherine Woodman
This is a very short overview of the important stand alone Roman myths (which may be comprehensive, since they largely relied on the Greek myths). If you want a concise summary, this is for you.
Sandrine
Bof moyen...c'est assez insipide en fait et en guise de présentation on a plutôt un texte d'érudit....
Colin
A pretty good book for those interested in Roman myths, especially as distinct from Greek myths.
Ren
Very informative and lively written! Actually enjoyed reading this for my comparative mythology class!
Cynthia E Sherman
Interesting material. Well written with great details.
Heather Domin
A good first primer, slightly tongue-in-cheek.
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