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The Mythology of Plants: Botanical Lore from Ancient Greece and Rome

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This engaging book focuses on the perennially fascinating topic of plants in Greek and Roman myth. The author, an authority on the gardens, art, and literature of the classical world, introduces the book’s main themes with a discussion of gods and heroes in ancient Greek and Roman gardens. The following chapters recount the everyday uses and broader cultural meaning of pla ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published April 15th 2014 by J. Paul Getty Museum
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lisa_emily
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Combines three things I really like: plants, botanical art, & Greek myths. A nice something to read while drinking tea on your way out of the house.
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Aug 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Interesting tidbits of history on a selection of plants. I would have liked to have more depth in the history section, but I did really enjoy the inclusion of the myths where the plants were mentioned.
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