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    DescriptionDating back roughly 3,000 years, the gods of the ancient Greeks--and later, of the Romans--have figured prominently in legendry, poetry, drama, and the visual arts. But today's readers are often confused when they encounter the myriad names of those deities and try to understand their roles in mythology. This entertaining and mind-expanding book charts 100 of the most prominent characters from Greco-Roman mythology, including the primordial deities, the great gods of Olympus, and the shadowy inhabitants of Hades. Addressing universal themes such as love, jealousy, anger, ambition, deceit, and beauty, the stories told here make fascinating reading while they add significance to countless classical references in our civilization's literature and art. Author Malcolm Day profiles each god with a short, very readable summary of that personage's acts. He sets each deity's story within the larger context of a "family tree" that encompasses all major gods. Full-color illustrations showing memorable scenes from classical mythology include reproductions from famous paintings and photos of statuary. Separate chapters are devoted to: The Primordial Gods: Gaia, Uranus, Cronus, and others The Gods of Olympus: Zeus, Poseidon, Athena, Apollo, and others Descendants of the Titans: Iris, Nike, Helios, Eos, Atlas, and others Legendary Heroes: Jason, Oedipus, Daedelus, Paris, Helen of Troy, and others Figures from the Odyssey: Odysseus, Penelope, Circe, and others This virtual roadmap through the complexities of classical mythology features more than 100 full-color illustrations.


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    Title
    100 Characters from Classical Mythology
    Subtitle
    Discover the Fascinating Stories of the Greek and Roman Deities
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Malcolm Day
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 227 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 581 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780764160066
    ISBN 10: 0764160060
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15490
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    DC21: 292.211
    DC22: 292.211
    B&T Approval Code: A13280000
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    DC22: 704.9/47
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    LC classification: N7760 .D39 2007
    Publisher
    Barron's Educational Series
    Imprint name
    Barron's Educational Series
    Publication date
    01 March 2007