Monsters in Greek Mythology

Monsters in Greek Mythology

by Don Nardo

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Overview

Monsters, heroes, and natural phenomena are among the topics covered in this thematic exploration of the mythology of ancient Greece. In addition to weaving colorful stories throughout the text, every volume reveals how those stories both reflected and provided order to Greek society, culture, customs, and values. The continuing influence of these stories on Western culture is also discussed. Sidebars, word origins, fully documented quotes, and fullcolor images add depth and insight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601529701
Publisher: Referencepoint Pr Inc
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Series: Library of Greek Mythology
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 1,210,471
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction Monsters Reflected in a Distorting Mirror 7

Chapter 1 Monsters from When the World Was New 13

Chapter 2 The Brutish Cyclopes and Other Giants 25

Chapter 3 Repulsive Reptilians Menace Society 36

Chapter 4 Sinister Creatures with Women's Faces 47

Chapter 5 Mythical Monsters in Modern Culture 59

Source Notes 70

For Further Research 73

Index 75

Picture Credits 79

About the Author 80

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