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A Pocket Dictionary of Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses

A Pocket Dictionary of Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses

by Richard Woff
     
 

The gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome have long been popular subjects in Western art, and references to them continue to appear today in art, literature, and films.
This handy, portable reference book includes individual entries on more than forty of the most frequently represented gods and goddesses, as well as related mythical creatures, such as

Overview

The gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome have long been popular subjects in Western art, and references to them continue to appear today in art, literature, and films.
This handy, portable reference book includes individual entries on more than forty of the most frequently represented gods and goddesses, as well as related mythical creatures, such as Fates and Furies, and lesser-known gods from outlying areas of the Greco-Roman world. Woff concisely presents the defining exploits and attributes of these colorful characters and illustrates their stories with a variety of art works—including ancient vases, paintings, sculpture, terra-cottas, and coins—that dramatically depict their lives. Because the ancient Romans adopted many of the Greek gods under different names—for instance, the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, became the Roman goddess Venus—the author helpfully gives the Roman names and attributes of the gods along with their Greek equivalents.
An alphabetical table of contents is included to help readers easily locate a particular god or goddess in the book. For ages 12 and up.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Legends from another ancient culture fill A Pocket Dictionary of Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses by Richard Wolff. More than 40 deities are grouped into categories such as "The Twelve Olympians," "Gods Among Humans" and "Foreign Gods and Goddesses" (which includes an entry on "The Christian God"). For cases in which the Greeks and Romans shared a god, the Greek name is listed first, as in "Hermes/Mercury." Photos of ancient vases, paintings, sculptures and more, depicting the appropriate god, adorn each entry. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
This handy little book is packed full of information in an easy to read and understand format. There are seventy-five gods and goddesses who are listed in categories such as: The Twelve Olympians, Gods of Living and Dying, Gods Among Humans, The Natural World, Public and Private, and Foreign Gods and Goddesses. Each page includes a three paragraph text description of facts and interesting details which bring the god or goddess to life along with a photograph of an art piece that represents the god or goddess. Each page also includes the story behind the god or goddess and how they were linked to things such as the change in seasons or nature. The book is a great choice for a middle grade social studies or literature curriculum that is studying Ancient Greece or mythology. 2003, Getty Publications, Ages 8 to 12.
— Mindy Hardwick
Library Journal
Gr 4-8-This slim handbook introduces 40 Greek and Roman deities, as well as 5 "foreign" gods and goddesses. Each of the one-page entries introduces the mythological figure, provides a brief story, and offers historical tidbits. Clear reproductions of ancient artifacts from the British Museum depict each deity or a related scene. Representing many ages and geographical regions, the variety of artwork is impressive, and includes bronze statues, Greek vases, marble sculptures, silver bowls, mosaics, and coins. Although not alphabetical, the arrangement of the entries is logical, and an A-Z index is included. While this volume has limited use for reports or research, it is a visually appealing additional purchase.-Angela J. Reynolds, Washington County Cooperative Library Services, Hillsboro, OR Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892367061
Publisher:
Getty Publications
Publication date:
08/22/2003
Series:
Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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