The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories

ISBN9780500251737
PublisherAPD Singapore GBP
PublishedAugust 31, 2010
Pages224
AuthorPhilip Matyszak
FormatHARDCOVER
Weight0.5 Kg.
Height8.1 in.
Width5.5 in.
Depth1.2 in.

The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories

Philip Matyszak

HARDCOVER

August 31, 2010

Full of intriguing facts and diverting stories―the ideal introduction to the myths and tales that lie at the heart of Western culture.

Who was Pandora and what was in her famous box? How did Achilles get his Achilles heel? What exactly is a Titan? And why is one computer virus known as a Trojan horse?

The myths of ancient Greece and Rome can seem bewilderingly complex, yet they are so much a part of modern life and discourse that most of us know fragments of them. This comprehensive companion takes these fragments and weaves them into an accessible and enjoyable narrative, guiding the reader through the basic stories of classical myth.

Philip Matyszak explains the sequences of events and introduces the major plots and characters, from the origins of the world and the labors of Hercules to the Trojan War and the voyages of Odysseus and Aeneas. He brings to life an exotic cast of heroes and monsters, wronged women and frighteningly arbitrary yet powerful gods. He also shows how the stories have survived and greatly influenced later art and culture, from Renaissance painting and sculpture to modern opera, literature, movies, and everyday products. 100 black-and-white illustrations

Get The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories by Philip Matyszak and other mythology books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories

Philip Matyszak

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ISBN9780500251737
PublisherAPD Singapore GBP
PublishedAugust 31, 2010
Pages224
AuthorPhilip Matyszak
FormatHARDCOVER
Weight0.5 Kg.
Height8.1 in.
Width5.5 in.
Depth1.2 in.

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Full of intriguing facts and diverting stories―the ideal introduction to the myths and tales that lie at the heart of Western culture.

Who was Pandora and what was in her famous box? How did Achilles get his Achilles heel? What exactly is a Titan? And why is one computer virus known as a Trojan horse?

The myths of ancient Greece and Rome can seem bewilderingly complex, yet they are so much a part of modern life and discourse that most of us know fragments of them. This comprehensive companion takes these fragments and weaves them into an accessible and enjoyable narrative, guiding the reader through the basic stories of classical myth.

Philip Matyszak explains the sequences of events and introduces the major plots and characters, from the origins of the world and the labors of Hercules to the Trojan War and the voyages of Odysseus and Aeneas. He brings to life an exotic cast of heroes and monsters, wronged women and frighteningly arbitrary yet powerful gods. He also shows how the stories have survived and greatly influenced later art and culture, from Renaissance painting and sculpture to modern opera, literature, movies, and everyday products. 100 black-and-white illustrations

Get The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories by Philip Matyszak and other mythology books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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