SERIES MADE SIMPLE

Creation Stories in Greek Mythology

9781601529589. ea vol: 80p. (Library of Greek Mythology). further reading. glossary. index. maps. notes. photos. websites. ReferencePoint. Aug. 2016. lib. ed. $29.95. ebk. $39.95.
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Gr 7 Up—With numbered source notes for each chapter and a nicely annotated set of suggestions for further reading and websites, these are scholarly discussions useful for homework purposes or deeper study by serious readers of mythology. Each book opens with a map of ancient Greece (circa 500 BCE) and a substantial introduction to some of the human interactions with the gods and the meaning and development of the myths in Greek sociology, intellectual life, and art. The five chapters that make up each volume cover many aspects of the mythical subjects and stories, as well as material on Greek history. The themes within the titles interconnect many of the characters and stories, and there's a fair amount of overlap among the books. All include a few handsome annotated images and many small insets noting Greek words and their modern counterparts.
This series for older readers covers various aspects or themes of Greek mythology. In addition to the clear and informative, if rather dense, main text, each book includes illustrations, sidebars, and "word origins" boxes that provide a word's original ancient Greek meaning along with the modern usage. The five-chapter organization provides each topic with a useful structure. Reading list, websites. Ind. Review covers the following Library of Greek Mythology titles: Creation Stories in Greek Mythology, Gods and Goddesses in Greek Mythology, Heroes in Greek Mythology, Monsters in Greek Mythology, and Natural Phenomena in Greek Mythology.

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