Greek Mythology

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Book Details

Weight .851 kg
Dimensions 21 × 1.5 × 28 cm
Author Name

John Pinsent

Binding

Hard Cover

Condition

Near New

ISBN

0-600-34278-6

Page Number

144

Publisher

Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited

Title

Greek Mythology

Year Published

1988

Size

21×1.5×28

Weight

851 Grams

The Greek myths are among the best known if the world. Yet their origins were extremely diverse. Some enshrined rituals, others had a quasi-scientific meaning; same myths can be traced to ancient native religions, still others are explicable in psychological or anthropological terms.

Wherever their inspiration, the tales of Zeus, Hera, Athena and the other residents of Mount Olympus, as will as the deeds of Heracles, Theseus, Oedipus and the heroes of the Trojan War have proved a fertile source for artists and poets for 2500 years.

In this book John Pinsent tells familiar and unfamiliar stories of the Greeks gods and heroes, and traces the development o f particular myths from their most primitive forms to their most sophisticated versions. He explains Greek mythology as the dynamic product of Greek history, Greek society and Greek religion.

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