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Mythology and You : Classical Mythology and its Relevance in Today's World

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  77 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews

Apollo, Zeus, Athena, Pandora, Midas, Pygmalion, Daedalus and Icarus, and many more are contained within Mythology and You. These tales reveal many universal truths about historical human behavior and have great relevance in today's world.

Paperback, 295 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by National Textbook Co. (first published 1981)
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Jun 21, 2008 Jenni rated it liked it
I used Mythology and You to teach an elective Mythology course in a public high school. It hits the main points and gives you a not-too-general, but not-too-detailed, overview of Greek mythology. Some of my students who were more 'into' mythology complained that the book had errors or did not provide enough information for each story, but overall, most students found it accessible and even slightly entertaining. I like the layout of the book - each "chapter" has an introduction, the story (myth) ...more
Mar 15, 2016 Andi rated it really liked it
Good book for teaching Greek mythology.
Jul 23, 2010 Bridget rated it it was ok
I read this a long time ago--freshman year of high school, and all I remember was that it was incredibly dry. These are some of the juiciest, raciest stories out there, and this book zapped all the fun out of it. Although the Catholic high school might have had something to do with it, too.
Seth Courrégé
Aug 05, 2011 Seth Courrégé rated it really liked it
A great introduction to Greek culture and literature. Would suggest to anyone who has yet to experience some of the best Greek heroes' stories, such as Hercules and Bellerphon.
Sep 16, 2011 mairywo rated it really liked it
A good introduction to Greek mythology. The most well known myths are collected here, written in easy English.
I really liked this book i was sad that i had to give it back to my teacher i learned alot from reading it.
Ashley Michiko
Oct 13, 2008 Ashley Michiko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anybody who likes greek mythology.
If you like Greek Mythology then, you will love this book. I loved it.
Feb 06, 2008 Brenna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mythology is quite interesting, but this book was kind of lame.
Sep 22, 2012 Ciar rated it it was ok
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this book was the bane of my existence in 9th grade gt english.
Apr 18, 2010 Ari rated it really liked it
Reading this in mythology class. My teacher is so funny.
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I didn't read all this. It's a I may get to later.
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