The Ancient Persians (Google eBook)

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Marshall Cavendish, Sep 1, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
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The Myths of the World series explores the mythology of some of history's greatest civilizations. Each book opens with a brief look at the culture that created the myths, including its geographical setting, political history, government, society, and religious beliefs. Next come the stories themselves. Each one of the half dozen or so myths per title has been retold by critically acclaimed author Virginia Schomp. Based on a variety of traditional sources, the new versions are fun and easy to read. At the same time, they remain true to the spirit of the ancient tales, preserving their magic, their mystery, and the special ways of speech and avenues of thought that made each culture unique.
  

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Contents

THE MAGIC of MYTHS
6
At the CROSSROADS
13
The GLORIES of PERSIA
17
KINGS NOBLES and COMMONERS
21
The TEACHINGS of ZARATHUSTRA
23
The SACRED FIRE
25
THE ORIGINS of the WORLD and HUMANS
31
The First Earthly Kings
41
Rostram and His Marvelous Horse
69
The Life of Zarathustra
79
GLOSSARY
86
ANCIENT PERSIAN WRITING and TEXTS
87
To FIND OUT MORE
90
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
92
NOTES on QUOTATIONS
93
INDEX
94

Yima Saves the World
51
Zahhak the Serpent King
59

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