Greek Myths Book

Greek Myths


  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780744029932

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Greek Myths Excerpt :

This collection contains more than 30 enthralling new retellings of favorite myths as well as some you might not have heard before! Including Theseus and the Minotaur, The Twelve Labors of Heracles, and the escapades of Jason and the Argonauts, each myth is told in engaging modern language, which is easy for children to understand yet still retains the humor and intrigue of the original tales. Stunning illustrations by multi-award winning artist Katie Ponder breathe new life into each classic story. Additional feature pages delve deeper into the mythical world, providing profiles of the gods. The reference section provides key background information, such as Ancient Greek storytelling and the incredible beasts of the myths, and a pronunciation guide. Greek Myths is the perfect gift, featuring foil on the cover and beautiful illustrations throughout. Children will love exploring the tales by themselves or as bedtime stories. It will be treasured forever.

Greek Myths Book
Score: 5
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Greek Myths


  • Author : Charlotte Higgins
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 2022-01-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593316276

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Greek Myths Excerpt :

A brilliantly original, landmark retelling of Greek myths, recounted as if they were actual scenes being woven into textiles by the women who feature prominently in them—including Athena, Helen, Circe and Penelope “Greek myths were full of powerful witches, unpredictable gods and sword-wielding slayers. They were also extreme: about families who turn murderously on each other; impossible tasks set by cruel kings; love that goes wrong; wars and journeys and terrible loss. There was magic, there was shape-shifting, there were monsters, there were descents to the land of the dead. Humans and immortals inhabited the same world, which was sometimes perilous, sometimes exciting. “The stories were obviously fantastical. All the same, brothers really do war with each other. People tell the truth but aren’t believed. Wars destroy the innocent. Lovers are parted. Parents endure the grief of losing children. Women suffer violence at the hands of men. The cleverest of people can be blind to what is really going on. The law of the land can contradict what you know to be just. Mysterious diseases devastate cities. Floods and fire tear lives apart. “For the Greeks, the word muthos simply meant a traditional tale. In the twenty-first century, we have long left behind the political and religious framework in which these stories first circulated—but their power endures. Greek myths remain true for us because they excavate the very extremes of human experience: sudden, inexplicable catastrophe; radical reversals of fortune; and seemingly arbitrary events that transform lives. They deal, in short, in the hard, basic facts of the human condition.” —from the Introduction

Treasury of Greek Mythology Book
Score: 3.5
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Treasury of Greek Mythology


  • Author : Donna Jo Napoli
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2014-10-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426311918

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Treasury of Greek Mythology Excerpt :

School Library Journal Best Books of 2011 Eureka! Silver Honor Books—California Reading Association Capitol Choices 2012 list of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens 2012 Notable Children's Books—ALSC The new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Brought to life with lyrical text by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli and stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Christina Balit, the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage children’s imaginations. National Geographic completes the book with embellishments of each story: sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster link the myths to constellations, geography, history, and culture to help young readers connect the stories to real life events, people, and places. A family tree and a “cast of characters” profile page help make relationships between the characters clear, and a mapping feature adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter directing readers to more information round out this luminous book. Sure to dazzle all those intrigued with the fantastic tales of Greek mythology and enchant new readers, this vibrant book will soon become a family keepsake. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

D Aulaires Book of Greek Myths Book

D Aulaires Book of Greek Myths


  • Author : Ingri d'Aulaire
  • Publisher : Doubleday Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2017-11-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524770648

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D Aulaires Book of Greek Myths Excerpt :

"I doubt I would have grown up to be the writer and artist I became had I not fallen in love with D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths at the age of seven."—R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder Kids can lose themselves in a world of myth and magic while learning important cultural history in this beloved classic collection of Greek mythology. Now updated with a new cover and an afterword featuring never-before-published drawings from the sketchbook of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, plus an essay about their life and work and photos from the family achive. In print for over fifty years, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths has introduced generations to Greek mythology—and continues to enthrall young readers. Here are the greats of ancient Greece—gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters—as freshly described in words and pictures as if they were alive today. No other volume of Greek mythology has inspired as many young readers as this timeless classic. Both adults and children alike will find this book a treasure for years to come.

Greek Myths Book

Greek Myths


  • Author : TASCHEN
  • Publisher : Taschen
  • Release Date : 2021-06-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 3836584727

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Greek Myths Excerpt :

This collection of 47 tales from Gustav Schwab's seminal anthology of Greek myths stages the illustrious exploits of Heracles, Jason, Odysseus, and a host of heroes. Through the masterful drawings of Clifford Harper and artworks from the leading figures of the Golden Age of Illustration, including Walter Crane, Arthur Rackham, and Virginia...

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology Book
Score: 3
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The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology


  • Author : Roger D. Woodard
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-11-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107495111

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The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology Excerpt :

Professor Roger Woodard brings together a group of the world's most authoritative scholars of classical myth to present a thorough treatment of all aspects of Greek mythology. Sixteen original articles guide the reader through all aspects of the ancient mythic tradition and its influence around the world and in later years. The articles examine the forms and uses of myth in Greek oral and written literature, from the epic poetry of 8th century BC to the mythographic catalogues of the early centuries AD. They examine the relationship between myth, art, religion and politics among the ancient Greeks and its reception and influence on later society from the Middle Ages to present day literature, feminism and cinema. This Companion volume's comprehensive coverage makes it ideal reading for students of Greek mythology and for anyone interested in the myths of the ancient Greeks and their impact on western tradition.

15 Greek Myth Mini Books Book

15 Greek Myth Mini Books


  • Author : Danielle Blood
  • Publisher : Teaching Resources
  • Release Date : 2001-11-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 0439215617

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15 Greek Myth Mini Books Excerpt :

"Reproducible comic book-style retellings that introduce kids to these riveting classic stories ..."--Cover.

Approaches to Greek Myth Book

Approaches to Greek Myth


  • Author : Lowell Edmunds
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM
  • Release Date : 2014-09-11
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 481
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421414201

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Approaches to Greek Myth Excerpt :

“A handy introduction to some of the more useful methodological approaches to and the previous scholarship on the subject of Greek myths.” —Phoenix Since the first edition of Approaches to Greek Myth was published in 1990, interest in Greek mythology has surged. There was no simple agreement on the subject of “myth” in classical antiquity, and there remains none today. Is myth a narrative or a performance? Can myth be separated from its context? What did myths mean to ancient Greeks and what do they mean today? Here, Lowell Edmunds brings together practitioners of eight of the most important contemporary approaches to the subject. Whether exploring myth from a historical, comparative, or theoretical perspective, each contributor lucidly describes a particular approach, applies it to one or more myths, and reflects on what the approach yields that others do not. Edmunds’s new general and chapter-level introductions recontextualize these essays and also touch on recent developments in scholarship in the interpretation of Greek myth. Contributors are Jordi Pàmias, on the reception of Greek myth through history; H. S. Versnel, on the intersections of myth and ritual; Carolina López-Ruiz, on the near Eastern contexts; Joseph Falaky Nagy, on Indo-European structure in Greek myth; William Hansen, on myth and folklore; Claude Calame, on the application of semiotic theory of narrative; Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood, on reading visual sources such as vase paintings; and Robert A. Segal, on psychoanalytic interpretations. “A valuable collection of eight essays . . . Edmunds’s book provides a convenient opportunity to grapple with the current methodologies used in the analysis of literature and myth.” —New England Classical Newsletter and Journal

Greek Mythology  The Gods  Goddesses  and Heroes Handbook Book
Score: 5
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Greek Mythology The Gods Goddesses and Heroes Handbook


  • Author : Liv Albert
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-03-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781507215500

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Greek Mythology The Gods Goddesses and Heroes Handbook Excerpt :

Finally sort out who’s who in Greek mythology—from gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everyone in between! Greek mythology continues to appear in popular movies and books today but have you ever wondered about where these characters started out? Discover the origins of your favorite characters from Greek mythology with this collection of profiles to tell you who’s who in classical lore! In Greek Mythology, you will discover the backstories of the heroes, villains, gods, and goddesses that enjoy popularity in today’s shows and films. With comprehensive entries that outline each character’s name, roles, related symbols, and foundational myths, you can get to know the roots of these personas and better understand the stories they inspire today. With this character-focused, handy reference, you will never be confused about Ancient Greece!

Understanding Greek Myths Book

Understanding Greek Myths


  • Author : Natalie Hyde
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 0778745090

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Understanding Greek Myths Excerpt :

Presents an introduction to Greek mythology, discussing the history of ancient Greece, its gods and goddesses, the myths associated with the natural world, and the legacy of Greek culture on the modern world.

Approaches to Greek Myth Book

Approaches to Greek Myth


  • Author : Lowell Edmunds
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421414188

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Approaches to Greek Myth Excerpt :

Since the first edition of Approaches to Greek Myth was published in 1990, interest in Greek mythology has surged. There was no simple agreement on the subject of "myth" in classical antiquity, and there remains none today. Is myth a narrative or a performance? Can myth be separated from its context? What did myths mean to ancient Greeks and what do they mean today? Here, Lowell Edmunds brings together practitioners of eight of the most important contemporary approaches to the subject. Whether exploring myth from a historical, comparative, or theoretical perspective, each contributor lucidly describes a particular approach, applies it to one or more myths, and reflects on what the approach yields that others do not. Edmunds's new general and chapter-level introductions recontextualize these essays and also touch on recent developments in scholarship in the interpretation of Greek myth. Contributors are Jordi Pàmias, on the reception of Greek myth through history; H. S. Versnel, on the intersections of myth and ritual; Carolina López-Ruiz, on the near Eastern contexts; Joseph Falaky Nagy, on Indo-European structure in Greek myth; William Hansen, on myth and folklore; Claude Calame, on the application of semiotic theory of narrative; Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood, on reading visual sources such as vase paintings; and Robert A. Segal, on psychoanalytic interpretations.

Greek Mythology Book

Greek Mythology


  • Author : Adrian Myron
  • Publisher : Cascade Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-03-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN 10 : 192234611X

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Greek Mythology Excerpt :

A juggernaut in the literary world at the apex of history, culture, politics, and art, the Greeks altered almost every facet of Western ideology and stand alone as a legend in the realm of human history. No other culture can boast such a profound importance on the rest of the known world and the Greeks have the mythology to back it up. Out of their curiosity about the world around them, their pursuits of science and knowledge, conquest, and avarice, the rich tradition of their gods and goddesses reach out to us from across the creative divide and tell a tall tale of what the Greeks cherished, revered, feared, and believed. Now the wealth of this glorious empire's mythology is at your fingertips, filled with the triumphs and tragedies of these larger-than-life characters. From the fiery creation of the universe and to the petty jealousies of its lowliest, smallest players, the spectrum of Greek mythology is yours to explore. Discover the great conflicts that plagued both the lords of the skies as well as the leagues of men who battled against their gods and spun forth these incredible tales. Prepare to do battle with the kind of creatures known only to nightmares that the Greeks introduced into popular culture and beyond. Experience the love, loss, history, infidelity, triumph, and tradition of the these ancient heroes and villains that continue to inspire the masses even thousands of years after their demise.

The Uses of Greek Mythology Book
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The Uses of Greek Mythology


  • Author : Ken Dowden
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-09-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134926275

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The Uses of Greek Mythology Excerpt :

In an innovative sequence of topics, Ken Dowden explores the uses Greeks made of myth and the uses to which we can put myth in recovering the richness of their culture. Most aspects of Greek life and history - including war, religion and sexuality - which are discernable through myth, as well as most modern approaches, are given a context in a book which is designed to be useful, accessible and stimulating.

The Silence of the Girls Book
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The Silence of the Girls


  • Author : Pat Barker
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2018-08-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241983218

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The Silence of the Girls Excerpt :

There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan war whose voice has been silent - till now. Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed. Now she is slave to Achilles, the man who butchered her husband and brothers. Trapped in a world defined by men, can she survive to become the author of her own story? Discover the greatest Greek myth of all - retold by the witness history forgot. 'Make[s] you reflect on the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, the women throughout history who have been told by men to forget their trauma... You are in the hands of a writer at the height of her powers' Evening Standard Praise for Pat Barker: 'Barker delves unflinchingly into the enduring mysteries of human motivation' Sunday Telegraph 'She is not only a fine chronicler of war but of human nature' Independent 'Barker is a writer of crispness and clarity and an unflinching seeker of the germ of what it means to be human' Herald 'You go to her for plain truths, a driving storyline and a clear eye, steadily facing the history of our world' Guardian