The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology ePUB

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology [PDF / EPUB] The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology You're no idiot of course You can find Greece on a map know that Kevin Sorbo stars as Hercules on TV and have heard of Freud's Oedipus theory But when it comes to classical mythology you feel like you You're no idiot Idiot's Guide PDF/EPUB Ä of course You can find Greece on a map know that Kevin Sorbo stars as Hercules on TV and have heard of Freud's Oedipus theory But when it comes to classical mythology you feel like you've been foiled by the gods Don't curse Zeus yet The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology has all you need for a working knowledge of the timeless world of Greek and Roman myths In this complete Idiot's Guide you get.


10 thoughts on “The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology

  1. says:

    A good summary of classical mythology Nice for reading a chapter a day to keep reinforcing the stories and myths while I'm onto other books


  2. says:

    A good guide has the basics and some nice deep cuts of Greco Roman Mythology Made me think about how much Hellenism is integral to what came later in Christianity and Modernity See my updates for some thoughts


  3. says:

    I've always been intrigued and confused about Mythology I could never remember which Gods were Greeks Romans or Titans This book helped to define who's who while detailing various exploits and adventures of the Gods and the mortals with whom they interacted and whose lives they destroyed Written in simple English with a humorous bent to make reading 432 pages enjoyable while being informative Though if you value your sanity don't attempt to read it cover to cover in one sitting or your brain might actually explodeOne thing I realized was that I knew and understood than I thought about Greek Mythology Must be all those Sherrilyn Kenyon books I've read The Roman's were a complete mystery until I realized they just copied everything the Greeks did I've heard that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but those Romans took it a little too farAfter reading this book I'm amazed that the Gods survived at all with all the infighting incest wars rape treachery etc And it's no wonder I'm confused It took the author 50 pages listed like a dictionary to spell out who's who in classical mythology Yes I did say 50 pagesI'm glad I read it and I did make a cheat sheet so I should be good to go for any future uestions


  4. says:

    Talks about mythology from both Greek and Roman myths The book is set up in a uestions and answers and the answers go into detail about each of the myths You also learn how classical mythology is still used paintings movies and television This book is from 1998 so it stops after talking about Disney’s Hercules in 1997 So it has not been updated to include mythology in today’s world Hope that made sense in what I wrote


  5. says:

    Good overview for brushing up on my mythology


  6. says:

    It helped


  7. says:

    Beautifully written Fun to read The perfect read for every person who is interested in classic mythology


  8. says:

    I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to read any works of Homer or just want to have a better understanding of mythology Homer's works are so filled with references and the first time I tried to read it I was totally confused After reading this the world of Mythology really opens up and things start to make senseDon't underestimate it because it's a Idiot's Guide its brilliantly set out and easy to follow with short paragraphs extra titbits and other background information and explanations I also enjoyed seeing where Classical Mythology still has influence on our everyday lives and also where Greek and Roman myth connectAnother bonus are the cross references and lists of all the different names and places in the back if you want to check on something while reading Homer


  9. says:

    Well set out and very comprehensive


  10. says:

    I especially liked the pronuncation guide in the back


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