Greek Mythology: A Concise Guide to Ancient Gods, Heroes, Beliefs and Myths of Greek Mythology (Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology Book 1)

Greek Mythology A Concise Guide to Ancient Gods Heroes Beliefs and Myths of Greek Mythology Greek Mythology Norse Mythology Egyptian Mythology Book Greek Mythology Greek Mythology is an enormous field of study and a brief guide is a daunting task for any writer The myths have a way of entwining one with another and it is difficult to present a c

  • Title: Greek Mythology: A Concise Guide to Ancient Gods, Heroes, Beliefs and Myths of Greek Mythology (Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology Book 1)
  • Author: Robert Carlson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Greek Mythology Greek Mythology is an enormous field of study and a brief guide is a daunting task for any writer The myths have a way of entwining one with another, and it is difficult to present a coherent story line without feeling one has omitted the best part of the story Inside you will read about What Is A Myth The Sources Of Greek Mythology The Creati Greek MythologyGreek Mythology is an enormous field of study and a brief guide is a daunting task for any writer The myths have a way of entwining one with another, and it is difficult to present a coherent story line without feeling one has omitted the best part of the story Inside you will read about What Is A Myth The Sources Of Greek Mythology The Creation Of The Universe And The Gods What Of Man What Of Woman The Greek Pantheon The Trojan War The Influence Of Greek Drama Two Greek Mortal Heroes In Mythological Tales This guide succeeds in presenting an overall sketch of the creation of the world and the battles that follow, resulting in Zeus taking his place as the supreme god and ruling the earth from Mount Olympus It covers the creation of man, it seems, as a bit of an afterthought for the amusement of the Olympians and some of the most famous stories that have come down to us via the writings of the great dramatists of the Classical Age There are concise biographies of the twelve gods that make up the Olympians as well as of the heroes of the Trojan War.

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    1. Good and compactIf you're looking to learn a little bit about Greek mythology in a short period of time, this will do the trick. Decent overview of the myths and well written at that. I did enjoy it,

    2. I've got a bunch of non-fiction books by this author, and wanted to gauge his accuracy by starting on a topic that I do know rather well. Given that this book is as short as it is, it does give a rather good overview of the basics of Greek mythology. In places, the chapters could be arranged differently, and there were a few weird (at least to me) jumps in content (like in Chapter 1 'What is a Myth', where the author starts out listing the different interpretations of 'myth', then suddenly goes [...]

    3. Greek Mythology was my minor in college - but that was over 16 years ago so it was nice to finally read a book to refresh my memory. I like how this book starts out with the history and moves onto how myths came about and then of course goes into a lot more detail about the Titans and how they ruled. I had forgotten some of the stories but the Titans and their main children have never left me. Of course Apollo and Artemis are my absolute favorites because Artemis was the virgin goddess and altho [...]

    4. I got a hold of this book for free on Kindle via . I was searching for a general introductory book on Greek mythology to get ready to read Homer's Iliad and was pleased to come across this title which turned out to be both very accessible and manageable in terms of how long it takes to complete. What is a myth? The sources of Greek mythology. The creation of the Universe and the Gods. The Greek Pantheon. The Trojan War. These are just some of the chapters in this well-organized and scholarly boo [...]

    5. Concise & useful ,& informative!!Bought this book as I was interested in the subjectHave read many on the same but this is short & gets to the bare bones of the matter! Very good, very concise & useful if needed!

    6. Needs an editorThe book had some interesting information, but it seemed rather sketchy on details. It read like a high school term paper, right down to the typos and poor grammatical choices. I would have enjoyed it more if those errors hadn't pulled me out of the moment.

    7. Concise, clear and informative.As an introductory to greek mythology this book served its purpose beautifully. Almost all the gods, heroes and events are covered in a concise manner.

    8. This was a wonderful addition to our homeschool curriculum. It is well written and filled with interesting facts.

    9. Interest with lots of detailI enjoyed reading this book very much. The stories were interesting and had quite a bit more detail than I had originally thought they would.

    10. Concise introduction This book is a concise, if incomplete, introduction to Greek Mythology. It's a great place to start if you want the basics to help you understand other texts on Ancient Greece.

    11. Really interesting, I love reading about this kind of stuff. Only wish it was longer, with more depth and detail.

    12. Very little actual content. The book goes through a lot topics, but never makes any of them clear. I understand this is an hourly history book and there is a lot of subject to cover, but you can get more from . Topics might jump from one parragraph to another, leaving you hanging as the previous topic might not had been fully explained

    13. Short and Well WrittenI thoroughly enjoyed this book even though I know the myths by heart. It is always a pleasure to recall the stories about the Gods of Ancient Greece and their Heroes. The author very tastefully mentions facts about philosophers along with poets and famous writers of dramatic plays. Read this book if you get a chance

    14. I believe this is the 4th book in the concise series I have read. Highly informative and mostly a refresher for those of us who have read more detailed accounts of Greek myth. The author takes much of the information from Hesiod and Homer which keeps the tale true to its roots. The series is worth the read especially considering they are short.

    15. Solid read and to the point.Author didn't drone on about pointless info, instead hit on the right information and moved on. I do wish it was a little longer but easy enough to read in a few hours.

    16. Short, succinct introduction to Greek mythologyReally enjoyed. Very to the point. A great overview for anyone interested in the topic but not wanting anything too confusing to start with.

    17. Very comprehensiveI very much enjoyed this book, it was very comprehensive, I'm hoping for another with more stories/myths. This should not be free (on kindle) as it's a good quality book, and overall a good read.I loved it :)

    18. Good informationThis book explains the God's, mythology of the Greeks. It tells you about the 12 Olympians as well as the story of Helen of Troy, Homer and the Illaid.

    19. “Is that which is holy loved by the gods because it is holy,or is it holy because it is loved by the gods?”Zeus def my favorite God for now

    20. A good overview of some of the greek classics. Will look forward to reading more of this authors books because they are straight forward and easily accessible.

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