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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology, 2nd Edition
     

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology, 2nd Edition

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by Kevin Osborn, Dana L. Burgess
 

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An exploration of timeless legends.

First told centuries ago, the ancient myths of the Greeks and Romans continue to fascinate and influence the world today. The expanded edition of this popular guide examines why these legends remain an integral part of human history, citing their literary value, and their presence throughout popular culture in such

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An exploration of timeless legends.

First told centuries ago, the ancient myths of the Greeks and Romans continue to fascinate and influence the world today. The expanded edition of this popular guide examines why these legends remain an integral part of human history, citing their literary value, and their presence throughout popular culture in such works as J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels, and the Coen brothers' film O Brother, Where Art Thou?.

• Features a 50-page “who's who” glossary of classical mythological characters— from both the Greek and Roman versions
• An updated look at recent movies and television series' based on mythology, including Helen of Troy, HBO's animated Odyssey, and the Disney Channel's Hercules

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592572892
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
875,046
Product dimensions:
7.31(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Kevin Osborn is the author of more than three dozen books, including two Complete Idiot's Guides.

Dana L. Burgess, Ph.D., is a tenured associate professor of foreign languages and literatures, and classics, at Whitman College. He received both his Ph.D. in Greek and M.A. in Latin from Bryn Mawr College.

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology, 2nd Edition 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
samellecooke More than 1 year ago
I am fascinated by mythology and ancient history so I picked this book up on a whim thinking I probably wouldn't read the entire thing but that would be ok. I read this book cover to cover, not missing a single word. I could not put it down. It was written in just such a way that the stories were easy to follow and enjoyable to read. I brought it with me everywhere, pulling it out if I even just had 2 spare moments to look at it. Great content for a great value!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago