The Genealogy of Greek Mythology: An Ilustrated Family Tree of Greek Myth from the First Godsto the Founders of Rby Vanessa James
A stunning, fully illustrated and comprehensively annotated genealogical map of the universe of Greek myth, presented in a unique, easy-to-use format. From the television hit Xena, to the Oscar-winning box-office smash Gladiator and to Broadway's Medea, the sagas of antiquity continue to attract avid audiences. Now the lore and legend of Ancient/b>/b>
A stunning, fully illustrated and comprehensively annotated genealogical map of the universe of Greek myth, presented in a unique, easy-to-use format. From the television hit Xena, to the Oscar-winning box-office smash Gladiator and to Broadway's Medea, the sagas of antiquity continue to attract avid audiences. Now the lore and legend of Ancient Greece have been distilled into one spectacularly illustrated resource. The Genealogy of Greek Mythology brings to life the complete cast of characters, mortal and mythic alike. Accompanied by more than 125 captivating full-color photographs of art and artifacts, the narratives and bloodlines mapped out in The Genealogy of Greek Mythology are wonderfully user friendly. Beginning with Chaos-the period before the Earth was born-Vanessa James traces the succession of gods and titans through to the first generations of historically verifiable people of the ancient Aegean. Packed with over 3,000 entries, this incredibly detailed resource also features a star chart, regional map, and who's who guide to the Olympian gods. Each side of the book's unique accordion-paged design can be perused section-by-section or fanned out to reveal the entire genealogy in more than seventeen elegant feet.
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- 4.66(w) x 12.40(h) x 0.88(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 - 14 Years
Meet the Author
Vanessa James, Ph.D., is an associate professor of theater at Mount Holyoke College, and has served as an art director for film, television, and stage productions, as well as shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her work has garnered three Emmy nominations and an Emmy Citation, and she has received several grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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This book about the genealogy of the Greek Gods was an extremely detailed tree of Gods, stories, and people. It starts of with the Greek version of genesis with Gaea and Uranus. Then it describes the Titans and how Prometheus created humans out of clay. I feel that it really relates to many of the topics we study in my world religions class. For example during our Christianity and Judaism unit, we discussed how God formed our world step by step. The Greek version of the beginning is similar were it starts off as darkness and chaos and eventually leads to Gaea, mother earth and the sky, Uranus. At first, when I was choosing a book to read and review for my class, I was not sure if the topics in this book would connect and relate to the major world religions studied in my class, however, many of the concepts and ideas in Greek mythology are mirrored in the religions and cultures we have today. For example, both Hinduism and Greek mythology have different versions of Gods that represent different aspects or things. Furthermore, this book recalled my childhood memories of reading Percy Jackson and different stories of the Greek Gods. I feel that I made a good choice choosing this book as it expressed different components of Greek mythology really well. This book is great for anyone interested in Greek mythology.
excellent, gives an amazing illustration of the entire divine greek family
An incredible amount of information packaged nicely into a 17 foot family tree. Includes breif synopsis of most important figures. This book was very helpful for my mythology class as well as personal research.