Ancient Roman Myths

Ancient Roman Myths

by Brian Innes
     
 

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

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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 Roman adapted the ancient Greek gods and added several new deities of their own, including the emperors Julius Caesar and Augustus. Their earliest mythical human hero was Romulus, the founder of Rome.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6-8–By presenting 10 myths from each society, the books introduce the colorful cultures, histories, and religions of these ancient civilizations. The authors effectively point out some themes common to all mythology, such as creation stories, the origins of humanity, heroes, gods, death, and the afterlife. Founders both divine and divinely inspired are detailed, from Mesoamerica's Tezcatlipoca to the Iroquois Great Chief. While the spreads are colorful, they are repetitive, and the photographs, for the most part, add little. Also, although the writing is fast paced and covers a diversity of topics, it sometimes oversimplifies the myths and histories to the point of misrepresentation, as in the cases of West African religion and Aztec sacrifice. This is not the best selection for the intended audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433935275
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2010
Series:
Myths from Around the World Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

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