Myths of the Greeks and Romans (Meridian)

Myths of the Greeks and Romans (Meridian)


during this insightful and soaking up publication, amazing historian and classical pupil Michael furnish demonstrates the dynamic impression that historical mythology has had at the artistic efforts of succeding centuries. He summarizes the entire myths in addition to the legends of the lesser gods and heroes, and lines their origins in historic truth or spiritual fantasy. He then indicates how myths have persisted to conform during the a while. The author's significant investigations lead from Pericles to Picasso, Homer to Freud, Apuleius to Grimm - and turn out that mythological topics were always restated in paintings, technological know-how, and folklore, as much as the current day.

Lively and engaging, this in-depth learn is complemented by means of maps, genealogical tables, and sixty four pages of photos. incorporated, too, are an appendix on extra myths, bankruptcy notes, and an up-to-date bibliography and index.

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