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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 Hercules tells the story of this war hero, believed by the Greeks and Romans to be the strongest man who ever lived and who became the go who granted people luck on their quests. 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 prevelant in our culture today came from. 2003, Capstone Press, Ages 10 up.
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