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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

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You're no idiot, of course. You can find Greece on a map, know that Kevin Sorbo stars as Hercules on TV, and have heard of Freud's Oedipus theory. But when it comes to classical mythology, you feel like you've been foiled by the gods. Don't curse Zeus yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology has all you need for a working knowledge of the timeless world of Gr

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Paperback, 432 pages
Published July 1st 1998 by Alpha
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Barbara ★
I've always been intrigued (and confused) about Mythology. I could never remember which Gods were Greeks, Romans or Titans. This book helped to define who's who while detailing various exploits and adventures of the Gods and the mortals with whom they interacted (and whose lives they destroyed!) Written in simple English with a humorous bent to make reading 432 pages enjoyable while being informative. Though if you value your sanity, don't attempt to read it cover to cover in one sitting or your ...more
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Nov 21, 2008 Nicolaas rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to read any works of Homer or just want to have a better understanding of mythology
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I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to read any works of Homer or just want to have a better understanding of mythology. Homer's works are so filled with references and the first time I tried to read it, I was totally confused. After reading this the world of Mythology really opens up and things start to make sense.

Don't underestimate it because it's a Idiot's Guide, its brilliantly set out and easy to follow, with short paragraphs, extra titbits and other background information and expl
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Vicki Cline
I especially liked the pronuncation guide in the back.
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It's good for what it is...very basic, though.
Anne Marshall
Well set out and very comprehensive
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Very well written. Good reread value
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