The Penguin Book of Classical Myths
This up-to-date retelling of the myths of Greece and Rome offers a new and wider insight into the stories we think we know. To the Greeks, rather than stories, these were historical accounts, and the first recorded myths are found in the poems of Homer and Hesiod. The Romans, coming into contact with the Greeks, adopted their artistic works as well as their gods. Quoting from original texts, Dr March brings an immediacy and new appreciation to these ancient tales. From Creation to the Myths of Love and Death, gods and heroes, maids and monsters come to life once more. Beautifully illustrated including ten colour plates, maps and constellation charts, this is a book to dip into, excellent for research as well as pure pleasure.