Classical Mythology - 100 Characters

Cover Art for 9780713679540, Classical Mythology - 100 Characters by Malcolm Day
ISBN: 9780713679540
Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
Published: 28 February, 2007
Format: Paperback
Language: English

(back cover) Mind-expanding and entertaining, this intriguing book charts 100 of the most important characters from Greco-Roman mythology, from the primordial deities to the great gods of Olympus and the shadowy inhabitants of Hades. Addressing universal themes such as love, jealousy, anger, ambition, deceit, and beauty, their stories are as relevant today as they were in ancient times. Beautifully decorated family trees place the characters in context and clearly show the development of each generation of gods Each character receives a short biographical sketch, is placed in the context of a nuclear family tree, and is summarized in terms of his or her legendary acts Discover how the gods and goddesses have been represented throughout history in art and literature, and immerse yourself in a wonderful world of mythology (front flap) Mind-expanding and entertaining, this intriguing book charts 100 of the most important characters from Greco-Roman mythology. Beginning with the primordial deities, the author goes on to describe the great gods of Olympus and the shadowy inhabitants of Hades. Addressing universal themes such as love, jealousy, anger, ambition, deceit, and beauty, these stories are as relevant today as they were in ancient times. (back flap) THE AUTHOR Malcolm Day has written and edited many books on the subjects of religion, mythology, and ancient and biblical history. PICTURES FRONT TOP: The Fall of Icarus, Jacob Peter Gowy, 16321637. FRONT BOTTOM: Aeneas Fleeing Troy, Pompeo Batoni, 1753. BACK: Bacchus and Ariadne, Titian (Tiziano Vecellio), 1523 FRONT FLAP: Ancient Greek bowl depicting Helius in chariotwith horses and dolphins

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