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The Everything Classical Mythology Book


The great tales of Hercules, Odysseus, Oedipus, and Perseus -- all in one fun, informative book!
The world has had a long fascination with ancient Greek and Roman mythology. The timeless adventures, romances, intrigues, and battles continue to influence language, art, literature, drama, music, sports, and even psychology.
The Everything Classical Mythology Book is an entertaining and educational guide to the world of classical mythology. The ancient myths are full of action, romance, betrayal, passion, violence, comedy, and tragedy - and are just as relevant and engaging today as they were in ancient times.

1 The Myth and its Function
2 Sources of Classical Mythology
3 Creation: A Chaotic Theory
4 The Children of Mother Earth
5 Introducing the Olympians
6 A Marriage Made in the Heavens
7 Sovereign of the Sea
8 The Dark Prince
9 Home Is Where the Heart Is
10 The Art of War
11 The Peaceful Warrior
12 The Thrill of the Hunt
13 The Master Marksman
14 Swift as the Wind
15 Adultery Abounds
16 The Lord of Libation
17 The Lesser Gods
18 Monster Madness
19 A Hero's Tale
20 The Trojan War
21 When in Rome
22 Thank the Gods and Goddesses!

Appendix A: Cast of Characters
Appendix B: Resources

Classic Sources
Books on Mythology
Web Sites on Classical Mythology

About the author
Lesley Bolton is a professional writer and editor with a degree in literature. She lives in Quincy, Massachusetts.

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