Ancient Greek Myths

Overview

This colorful and richly illustrated series retells famous myths in a lively and exciting way. It places each tale within the context of the society that created it and provides today's young readers with a clearer understanding of ancient cultures.

Key Features

Ten myths in each title reveal the culture, ...

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Overview

This colorful and richly illustrated series retells famous myths in a lively and exciting way. It places each tale within the context of the society that created it and provides today's young readers with a clearer understanding of ancient cultures.

Key Features

Ten myths in each title reveal the culture, history, and religion of each society

Striking photographs and detailed illustrations motivate readers

Highlights commonality of beliefs in different cultures

Excellent resource for multicultural studies

Glossary, sources of further information, and index

The gods of Greece were powerful, but even the mightiest of them, Zeus, did not get his own way all the time. This volume reveals how the deities of Mount Olympus often sided with humans in their struggles to outwit each other.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433935244
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Series: Myths from Around the World Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 11 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

The Story of Creation 6

Greek Civilization 8

The Triumph of Zeus 10

The Olympian Gods 12

Prometheus and Pandora 14

The Gift of Prometheus, the Curse of Pandora 16

Perseus and Medusa 18

The Natural World 20

Apollo, Helios, and Phaeton 22

Prayer and Prophecy 24

Orpheus and Eurydice 26

Death and the Eleusinian Mysteries 28

Theseus and the Minotaur 30

A Forerunner of Greece 32

The Goddess Athena 34

The City of Athens 36

Dionysus and King Midas 38

The Gold of Asia Minor 40

The Labours of Heracles 42

The Olympic Games 44

Glossary and Further Information 46

Index 48

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