77th out of 96 books — 10 voters
by Sofia Souli
This special edition has been designed to present the main Greek myths. A work of considerable scope, written in a simple and expressive style, it is accompanied by 180 photographs and excepts from ancient Greek literature. Covers the Creation of the Gods, The Gods, The Heroes, The Trojan War and The Odyssey.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published October 28th 1999 by Cimino Publishing Group
(first published January 1st 1995)
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Jun 03, 2008 Ryan rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: people looking to improve on vague knowledge of ancient religion, or those into ancient art work
This book had a fascinating first two pages and a fascinating last two pages. In these two parts there was some interesting commentary about the nature of what is often called mythology. Really, that includes a mix of ancient religion and lore, combined into to stories that we call mythology. Sadly, relatively little narrative is included here, as the bulk of the book is a barrage of details and side notes. Since I already knew a bit of about some of the myths, it was interesting. But, the writi...more