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Titans and Olympians : Greek & Roman myth.

Author: Tony Allan; Sara Maitland; Duncan Baird Publishers.
Publisher: Amsterdam : Time-Life, ©1997.
Series: Myth and mankind.
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The ancient Greeks and Romans created two of the most incredible and enduring cultures known to humanity. They also created a pantheon of gods and a rich body of mythology that has survived for centuries. Among these powerful myths is the story of Athena, the goddess of battle, who sprang from Zeus's head, and the story of Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility, whose worshippers achieved a state of mad ecstasy.  Read more...
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Allan, Tony, 1946-
Titans and Olympians.
Amsterdam : Time-Life, ©1997
(OCoLC)894781361
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Allan; Sara Maitland; Duncan Baird Publishers.
ISBN: 070543513X 9780705435130
OCLC Number: 37899472
Notes: "Writers, Tony Allan, Sara Maitland. Created, edited and designed by Duncan Baird Publishers"--Title page verso.
Description: 144 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 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: Myth and mankind.
Other Titles: Greek & Roman myth
Greek and Roman myth

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The ancient Greeks and Romans created two of the most incredible and enduring cultures known to humanity. They also created a pantheon of gods and a rich body of mythology that has survived for centuries. Among these powerful myths is the story of Athena, the goddess of battle, who sprang from Zeus's head, and the story of Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility, whose worshippers achieved a state of mad ecstasy. These fantastic stories are captured in this volume.

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