Classical Mythology: From Mount Olympus to the Underworld

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[Classical Mythology]

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If you’ve ever wondered what the term “opening Pandora’s Box” meant, or didn’t know who Achilles was and why his heel was so vulnerable, and weren’t sure where to find the answer, look no further. Classical Mythology is an engrossing, concise narrative about all the diverse characters and stories that make up Greek and Roman mythology.

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Overview

[Classical Mythology]

[9781435144712]

[spine]   Classical Mythology  [logo]

[front flap]

If you’ve ever wondered what the term “opening Pandora’s Box” meant, or didn’t know who Achilles was and why his heel was so vulnerable, and weren’t sure where to find the answer, look no further. Classical Mythology is an engrossing, concise narrative about all the diverse characters and stories that make up Greek and Roman mythology.

This comprehensive and entertaining book is packed with information about the heroes, gods, monsters, and mortals who populate these stories. Author Nancy Conner covers characters ranging from the powerful and temperamental king of the gods, Zeus, to Athena, the “peaceful warrior,” as well as a pantheon of mythical creatures like centaurs and the minotaur. Conner also delves into larger questions like “What is a myth?” and looks at the writers of the ancient world who first popularized the myths, such as Homer and Sophocles.

With informative sidebars and a handy family tree to help keep the gods’ interwoven relationships clear, Classical Mythology brings the dramatic myths vividly to life and shows why these unforgettable tales continue to fascinate us today.

 

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Nancy Conner, PhD, is a freelance writer, academic, and novelist. As a professor at Brown University, Auburn University, and Phillips Academy, she taught a wide range of classes in early literature and mythology, including the popular course "Monsters and Heroes." Nancy has written books for the Missing Manuals series and 4 Everyone series, as well as custom corporate publications for the Dummies series.

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Epic Stories of Greek and Roman Mythology—All in One Essential Volume

For centuries, people have turned to the ancient Greek and Roman myths for entertaining reading, incredible plots, unique characters, and unparalleled drama. Classical Mythology delves into these amazing stories and explains how they still influence literature, film, theater, and everyday life. From heroes and heroines to monsters and villains, this comprehensive guide covers it all.

Inside, you’ll learn how:

·                     The Greeks defeated the Titans

·                     Odysseus tricked the Cyclops

·                     Hercules accomplished the twelve labors

·                     Peruses slew Medusa

·                     The Greeks bested the Trojans

·                     Hades abducted Persephone

·                     Bellerophon killed the Chimera

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435144712
  • Publisher: Fall River Press
  • Publication date: 12/4/2013
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Conner, PhD is a freelance writer, academic, and novelist. As a professor at Brown University, Auburn University, and Phillips Academy, she taught a wide range of classes in early literature and mythology, including the popular course "Monsters and Heroes." Nancy has written books for the Missing Manuals series and 4 Everyone series, as well as custom corporate publications for the Dummies series. Connor also has two fantasy novels coming out, one in 2010 and the other in 2011.

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