Understand Greek Mythology

Understand Greek Mythology

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 130 x 199 x 12mm | 150g
  • TEACH YOURSELF
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1444163469
  • 9781444163469
  • 448,315

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
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About Steve Eddy

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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