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    DescriptionAncient 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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    Understand Greek Mythology: Teach Yourself
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steve Eddy, By (author) Claire Hamilton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9781444163469
    ISBN 10: 1444163469

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    Edition statement
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Teach Yourself Books
    Publication date
    07 September 2012
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    Author Information
    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.
    Table of contents
    1. Introducing Greek mythology 2. The beginning of time 3. Echo and Narcissus 4. Oedipus 5. The birth and heroic deeds of Perseus 6. Theseus and the Minotaur 7. The abduction of Persephone 8. Orpheus and Eurydice 9. In search of the golden fleece 10. Jason and Medea 11. The judgement of Paris 12. Odysseus and the Cyclops