Understand Greek Mythology: Teach Yourself

Understand Greek Mythology: Teach Yourself

By (author) Steve Eddy , By (author) Claire Hamilton

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Ancient Greek myths shaped and were shaped by one of the most important culture in the history of the world. Even today, stories such as Oedipus, Narcissus, Odysseus and the Golden Fleece reverberate through our popular culture. This is the ideal introduction to Greek myth. The opening chapter is a detailed background to Greek culture and mythology. From then on , the book explores thirteen well-known Greek myths, retelling them in modern English, and teasing out their meanings and cultural significance.

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 158.76g
  • 17 Aug 2012
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Teach Yourself Books
  • London
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1444163469
  • 9781444163469
  • 465,053

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Steve Eddy is a former English teacher and author of several books. Claire Hamilton is a writer and performer, who has also explored myths in her academic research on the bardic tradition.

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