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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 Zeus tells the story of the great ruler of the heavens, who had authority over the Olympians, controlling the weather and using thunder and lightning as weapons. It depicts Zeus' relationship with his children and how he metered out punishment. 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 prevalent in our culture today came from. 2003, Capstone Press, Ages 10 up.
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