30-Second Mythology 2018 Ed.

30-Second Mythology 2018 Ed.

by Robert A. Segal


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What did Hercules do to deserve his twel vela bo rs? How did Narcissus find the love of hislife? And why did Odysseus take ten years totravel 500 miles? You might recall such epicevents, but do you know them well enough
to brighten up dinner-party  discussions   wi thtales of gods and monsters?30-Second Mythology sets out themost significant details and unravels theunderlying meaning of the greatest classicalmyths. Revealing the origins of the gods,
heroes, and monsters of ancient Greec e and  Rom e, the book outlines the key aspects oftheir stories for the general reader in half aminute, using nothing more than two pages,300 words, and one picture. Featuring
detailed biog raphies of the seven greates t p oets and playwrights of the ancient world,30-Second Mythology explains the enduringinfluence of ancient myth in the blink of a Cyclops’ eye.
Robert A. Segal is Sixth Century Chair
in Religious Studies at the University of
Aberdeen, Scotland. He is a leading authority
on approaches to myth and is the author of
Myth: A Very Short Introduction (2004) and
Theorizing about Myth (1999). He also helps
to moderate an online myth discussion list.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435168374
Publisher: Metro Books
Publication date: 05/25/2018
Series: 30-Second Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 150,405
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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