Greek Legends and Stories

Greek Legends and Stories

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by M. V. Seton-Williams
     
 
This book provides a brief description of almost fifty classical and medieval Greek myths and legends, including the beginnings of the World and the coming of Man, and the stories of the Argonauts, Perseus, Oedipus, the Trojan War and the Odyssey amongst many others. Intended as an introduction to Greek mythology for younger readers, the stories are illustrated by

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This book provides a brief description of almost fifty classical and medieval Greek myths and legends, including the beginnings of the World and the coming of Man, and the stories of the Argonauts, Perseus, Oedipus, the Trojan War and the Odyssey amongst many others. Intended as an introduction to Greek mythology for younger readers, the stories are illustrated by scenes from Greek art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780948695223
Publisher:
Stacey International
Publication date:
01/14/1994
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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Greek Legends and Stories 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Technically, the book was not written well, because it contains grammatical errors and not a huge variety of vocabulary. However, as a student, this book proved to be very helpful. The art is wonderful, and the stories are fascinating.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First, my main complaint with this book: it's way too glossy. It often spends more than a page talking about short, insignificant events, but totally glosses over pivotal ones. Second issue is the fact that the writer sounds like a confused undergraduate student. Writing is, at times grammatically ambiguous (misplaced or missing commas, run-on sentences, etc...), at other times is simply incomprehensible. If you're not interested in Greek mythology as just a set of fairy tales, you will probably not enjoy this book - it sounds more like a bad Master's thesis. The only reason I'm giving this book 2 stars is that the price is right.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I knew so much about Greek Mythology, and when i got this book, it taught me so much more than i knew. It is awesome.
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