Children's Books on Ancient Greek and Roman Mythology: An Annotated Bibliography

Children's Books on Ancient Greek and Roman Mythology: An Annotated Bibliography

Hardback Bibliographies and Indexes in World Literature

By (author) Antoine Brazouski, By (author) Mary J. Klatt

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  • Publisher: Greenwood Press
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 164mm x 242mm x 22mm | 460g
  • Publication date: 30 November 1993
  • Publication City/Country: Westport
  • ISBN 10: 0313289735
  • ISBN 13: 9780313289736
  • Edition: Annotated
  • Edition statement: annotated edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

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The classical heritage continues to impact modern culture in many ways. This bibliography lists and describes those books on Greek and Roman mythology from the mid-19th century to the present which are useful for introducing children to the classical world. The volume begins with a brief history of children's books on classical mythology in the United States. A chapter then discusses the various techniques through which classical myths were adapted for children. The annotated bibliography follows, with each entry including a critical annotation on how closely the work adheres to the original myth. Each entry also includes an indication of the grade level of each book. Indexes allow the user to locate sources according to title, illustrator, time period, myth, and subject.

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ANTOINETTE BRAZOUSKI is an Instructor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Northern Illinois University. An authority on Augustan literature, classical mythology, and classical epic poetry, her publications have appeared in "Helios," The "Classical Bulletin," and T"he Ancient History Bulletin." MARY J. KLATT is Mediated Search Services Coordinator and Information Services Librarian at the library of Loyola University of Chicago Medical Center.