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Roman Myths (Classic Starts)

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Roman Myths (Classic Starts)

by Diane Namm


Quick Overview

This take on Roman mythology will make a nice addition most libraries. An introduction provides information on the Roman people and how their mythology changed over time from a focus on nameless entities to figures with specific personalities and areas of interests, closely modeled after the Greek gods and goddesses. Several of the more famous stories are then presented in the clear, simple language for which the series is well known. A pleasing mix of stories can be found here, moving from gods to heroes to legends. Despite the introduction, however, little information is offered about the source of each particular tale and how it fits into the overall mythology, so stories from epic poetry appear alongside more folksy stories of the gods. Sketched illustrations accompany each tale. The style allows the book to serve as a jumping-off point for school reports or as a fun pleasure reading choice.


Several of the best-loved Roman myths are gathered in this one beautiful abridged collection, from "Romulus and Remus" (which tells how Rome came to be) to "Cupid and Psyche," "Oedipus and the Sphinx," and more. For easy reference, there's also a detailed list and family tree of all the important gods and goddesses right at the start. Size 0.6" H x 7.84" L x 5.63" W, 153 pages

Additional Information

ISBN 9781454906117
Author Diane Namm
Age Group 7-10
Book Type hardcover

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