Understand Greek Mythology

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John Murray Press, Jul 27, 2012 - Fiction - 160 pages
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 eleven well-known Greek myths, retelling them in modern English, and teasing out their meanings and cultural significance.

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Steve Eddy is a former English teacher and author of several books. Claire Hamilton is a write and performer, who has also explored myths in her academic research on the bardic tradition.

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