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Ancient Greece and Rome : myths and beliefs

Author: Tony Allan; Sara Maitland
Publisher: New York, NY : Rosen Pub., 2012.
Series: World mythologies.
Edition/Format:   Book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the myths and beliefs of the classical world of ancient Greece and Rome.
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Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Allan; Sara Maitland
ISBN: 9781448859931 144885993X
OCLC Number: 751922157
Description: 144 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 27 cm.
Contents: The classical world. The gods of the Greeks ; The rise of Rome ; Picture essay : the Olympic games --
The origins of the world. Chaos and its offspring ; The children of the earth and heavens ; The castration of Uranus ; The birth of Zeus ; The battles of the gods ; The ages of humankind --
The first family of Olympus. Olympus : dwelling of the gods ; The first couple : Zeus and Hera ; Poseidon, god of the oceans ; Hades, god of the underworld ; Demeter : a tale of rebirth ; Picture essay : the renaissance and the gods ; Aphrodite, goddess of love --
The second generation. Athena, goddess of good counsel ; Picture essay : the city on the hill ; Artemis, virgin huntress ; Apollo, god of light ; Hephaestus, the heavenly craftsman ; Ares, god of war ; Dionysus, god of the grape ; A family tree of the gods and goddesses --
Gods and the life of humankind. Hermes, fleet of foot ; Gods of hearth and home ; The path through life ; The realm of the shades ; Picture essay : the volcanic museum --
Stories of love and transformation. Cupid and Psyche : an allegory of love ; The uses of transformation ; Aphrodite and Adonis : a myth of love and death ; The sad tale of Echo and Narcissus ; Baucis and Philemon : virtue rewarded --
The legacy of the Olympians.
Series Title: World mythologies.
Responsibility: Tony Allan, Sara Maitland.

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Examines the myths and beliefs of the classical world of ancient Greece and Rome.
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