A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths.

Kershaw, Stephen P.

Picture of A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths.
These stories may be thousands of years old but they are still told today. This re-telling of well-known and little known myths will introduce you to the superheroes of the ancient world and their modern-day legacy.


SKU: 9781845295127


The book leads the reader through these vibrant stories, from the origins of the gods through to the homecomings of the Trojan heroes. All the familiar narratives are here, along with some less familiar characters and motifs. In addition to the tales, the book explains key issues arising from the narratives, and discusses the myths and their wider relevance. This long-overdue book crystallises three key areas of interest: the nature of the tales; the stories themselves; and how they have and might be interpreted. For the first time, it brings together aspects of Greek mythology only usually available in disparate forms - namely children's books and academic works. There will be much here that is interesting, surprising, and strange as well as familiar. Experts and non-experts, adults, students and schoolchildren alike will gain entertainment and insight from this fascinating and important volume.

Book Details

Author Kershaw, Stephen P.
Format PB
Series Title Brief History of
Publisher Constable and Robinson
Imprint Robinson Publishing
Number of Pages 320
Publish Date 13/09/2007
Catalogue Dec18
Catalogue book number 247