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by K. Servi
Greek myth owes its immortality - often in many varied versions - to the fact that it was cultivated for at least fourteen centuries in the places where it was born by a host of epic, lyric and dramatic poets, who wished to make of it a vehicle for the ideals of the Greek world. Many typical features of the Greek spirit are imprinted on the myth - a tendency towards compet ...more
Paperback, 181 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Ekdotike Athenon
(first published 2001)
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Bought this book in Rhodes in 2012 to read whilst I was out there as I've always been fascinated by Greek Mythology but only knew vaguely about the myths that shape our civilisation nowadays. This is a fantastic read as it's populated with lots of pictures but details with text and passages to explain the gods and history itself. One of the best parts of this is that it offers a family tree of the majority of the Greek Gods titled "The Theogony of Hesiod" after the Cosmonology is established.