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Children's LiteratureAs part of the World Mythology series, Capstone Press has put together a wonderful collection of six books that highlights some of the more well-known Greek and Roman mythological characters. This commentary on Athena tells the story of this goddess of wisdom, courage, and protector of heroes. It also depicts her role in helping Odysseus (the famous hero of the Trojan War) as well as her weaving contest with Arachne. A basic overview on mythology, past and present, is also provided, along with pictures of famous drawings and artifacts, a glossary, a further study section, and a map of Ancient Greece. Overall, this is a great way to introduce young readers to the world of mythology and how early man explained many of the phenomena happening in the world around them. It also gives readers insight into where certain perspectives, clichés, and beliefs that are still prevalent in our culture today came from. 2003, Capstone Press, Ages 10 up.
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