The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories
The perfect short introduction for the modern reader to the vivid world of classical myth and legend. Here you’ll find the Olympian gods, learning how and why they behaved so capriciously. The heroes from Hercules and his Twelve Labours to Theseus who slew the mysterious Minotaur, and the combatants in the Trojan War. The voyages of Jason, Odysseus and Aeneas. Redoubtable sorceresses such as Circe and Medea. Fearsome monsters such as the Hydra, the Sphinx and Cerberus, guard dog of the underworld. A cast of magical creatures including centaurs, nymphs, satyrs and nereids. Informative sections of the myths in later art, literature, language and popular culture. Numerous illustrations from both ancient and post-classical sources.