Mythology of Greece and Rome : Myths and Legends of the Classical World Paperback
This is an A-Z encyclopedia of the classical myths and great mythical figures of ancient Greece and Italy.
It contains over 160 alphabetical entries describing the central figures of each mythological system, with copious cross-references.
It is beautifully illustrated with over 200 images spanning 15 centuries of fine art, from the ancient world to the present day, including both classic masterpieces and specially commissioned artworks.
It presents a fascinating overview of the great classical stories, timeless in scope and appeal, with many threads and themes linking to literature, history, psychology and sociology today.
This evocative and detailed encyclopedia of the fabulous myths and legends of the Greek and Roman people will provide the perfect introduction to this timeless subject for students, scholars and general readers who love passionate tales of intrigue and heroism.
All the unforgettable characters are here: silver-tongued Odysseus; peerless Achilles and mighty Hercules; the warring twins, Romulus and Remus; Jason and the Argonauts, and Bellerophon, who tamed the winged horse, Pegasus.Pictorial features also focus on important and recurring mythological themes, such as Lovers of Zeus; Oracles and Prophecies; Voyagers; Monsters and Fabulous Beasts, and others.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages, over 200 colour photographs
- Publisher: Anness Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/07/2006
- Category: Reference works
- ISBN: 9781844763139