Teach Yourself Understand Greek Mythology (Paperback)
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Short Description for Teach Yourself Understand Greek Mythology Myths are symbolic stories that have evolved through oral tradition, and they have guided and inspired people for years. Follow these lively retellings of popular and significant Greek myths and discover how to unlock their hidden meanings so that they can be better understood.
- Published: 17 August 2012
- Format: Paperback 176 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781444163469 ISBN 10: 1444163469
- Sales rank: 1,074,966
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Full description for Teach Yourself Understand Greek Mythology
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.